December Visits

December we had the privileged of seeing the Parks early in the month. We only got to see them once or twice while they were down, but it was fun to let the girls play and visit when we could. I think they picked my busiest weekend ever, because I had madrigal dinners to perform at for my choir class and that took up each evening they were in town except Sunday.

We went over on Saturday afternoon to decorate the grandparents tree and let the girls play. Later we also saw Tangled with them, the Kemple kids, Carolyn, and Grandma and Grandpa Harvey. It was a fun, though short visit, and I had fun seeing Andrea and her growing belly. They’re expecting their second Park girl in early April and I can’t wait to see what she’ll look like. I wonder if she’ll fit in with the three amigo’s and look like them also.


Zarina, Lilah and Eden in front of grandparent’s tree.


Lilah age 2 years and Eden aged 2 months. I found this while looking through some old pictures and it amazes me how much I can see Zarina in this picture of Lilah. It also amazes me that they were once this small.

Later in December we were able to met Jon’s newest nephew-in-law, Tim, and visit with his niece, Adriana. Adriana is Kumen’s daughter, or Jon’s second brother.

We all met at Rawlin’s house and we brought the meal for the group to enjoy. It was just a short meal and some games afterwords, but it was fun to visit and spend time with family we rarely see. Adriana, Tim, Lilah, Eden, and I played the longest Uno game ever. We had to shuffle the draw deck five times until we finally decided a person only had to draw one card when they didn’t have one to lay down, rather then draw until you could lay something down. It was crazy.

After the game we took some photos. As I looked through the ones with Tim I realized he’s just a pretty fun and goofy guy.


The semi-newlyweds. They were married in June.


Rawlin and Adriana.


Grandma Blake and Adriana.


Us and Adriana.


The girls with Tim and Adriana.

6 Responses to “December Visits”

  1. Nice Niece Says:

    Zarina has always looked so much like Lilah, they are such adorable cousins! And congrats to your sis, I hadn’t heard about her baby due in April. 🙂

    Thank you so much for that visit at my dad’s house. He still talks so fondly of that night, it really meant the world to him. <3

  2. andrea Says:

    I guess I should have mentioned on this post how much Zarina liked seeing the picture with her cousins. I should post a picture of Zarina with her thumb in her mouth and the similarities would be overwhelming!

  3. andrea Says:

    Oh, and maybe Eden deserves more clothes? I’m not judging, just saying . . .

  4. Lacey Says:

    Andrea, I was waiting for someone to comment on her dress. It’s new and of course whenever I do laundry it’s the first thing she wants to wear. 😛

  5. Mary Brinkerhoff Says:

    Zarina does look like Lilah! We have this in our family too, especially my sisters kids, but even one of my brothers girls looks like she is mine.

  6. Adriana Benitez Says:

    You hit Tim’s personality right on the head. He agrees too 🙂