2 Years Later

Monday, July 18, 2011

I'm playing a little catch-up here... it's not like me to get behind on blog posts! But lately I have just needed to take a step back from blogs, the internet, and technology in general. I felt that I was getting too wrapped up in the lives of other people, you know, the lives that look so perfect from the internet but are really only 10% of what goes on? My life is really good, and sadly, sometimes I need to consciously stop what I'm doing and remind myself of that.

Anywho, as mentioned earlier, my little brother came home from serving a mission for our church in Japan for two years. It's crazy to not see and only write letters to a family member for that long. Jace is the youngest of only three kids and the only son/brother. So just imagine two older, very protective sisters and two loving parents who counted down for two long years. Shouts of joy were exclaimed and happy tears were shed, all in the little Spokane airport.

As you can see, we were all a bit elated to see that big grin come back to America. Quite honestly, I couldn't stop looking at the kid! He's exactly the same, but at the same time so much older... and dare I say wiser!! My "little" goofy brother turned into a man over there in Japan. (hey that rhymes!) But don't worry, he's still goofy. :)

And a trip to Spokane in the summer isn't a trip unless you spend some time on the lake! The water was a bit chilly due to such a cool spring, but that didn't get in the way of another perfect day on the lake. I loved being with my family, and especially that we were all there together. I can't wait till next time!


rach said...

Jaceypoo is back! Love it. I wish I was in Utah still so I could run into him on campus!!

Make him promise not to get married for at least a couple of years.

Angela Joy said...

Mom and Jace here. . . loved the post, and yes he is a man! Oh, and Rach, Jacey-poo says there's no promises!

Megan Barrick said...

Glad to hear you're good. I too need to take an internet, blog, technology break! Lately we've turned off the TV and have been reading instead, but I keep telling myself I'm going to do a week of no internet except checking emails once a day, but I have yet to actually do it. Blast you constant accessibility!