Fourteen addresses in the first 18 years of my life as Mrs. Paul Carlson meant our kids didn’t really put down roots until we settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We lived there ten years, longer than any other location. So it’s no surprise they all consider Michigan their “home” state, Wyoming their home town. Son Ben’s roots are deeper than for any of the rest of us, since he still lives there.
It’s no surprise that Taylor would want to share his home town with his family. You can be sure they wouldn’t choose any of the winter months for such a visit. The very fact Ben agreed to share a prime boating weekend with his brother proves the extent of his love for him! So Taylor and Beth and Beth’s mom, Trish, loaded the three kids and gear in their car and made the two-day drive from Virginia, stopping in Sandusky, Ohio, for some nostalgic fun.
High fives with Uncle Bentley, on hand to say Welcome to Michigan!
Beth is supplying me with much vicarious enjoyment of their visit, and I might have to return here with some more pictures of their fun. But for now I’m only setting the backdrop for a series I feel compelled to share. It begins with . . .
This is Paul’s extended family, his grandparents seated in the center.
I didn’t want you to miss Paul’s pose. Little did he know what he started!
Poses snagged from Facebook overflow my “The Pose” folder. I limited myself to sharing two.
The youngest Carlson man gets in the “pose” game.
And today . . . Beth sent me this:
The more things change, the more they stay the same.