Tuesday, July 24, 2007

What Fun August Will Be!!

I have loved July...don't get me wrong...but I cannot wait for August. Seeing all of my family in one month!! Jen and Randy are coming to visit us the first weekend of August. They will be showing up on Friday night and leaving Monday morning so we should get the most out of the weekend. I'm already planning things. I'm so excited for them to see our home and church and where John is going to school. Randy and Jen were in Seminary after they got married- very similar to the experience John and I are having. It has been a blessing to have them gone before us- I have loved asking Jennifer questions and gleaning from her wisdom. This should also be a great time for Randy and John to get to know each other better. Too bad Courtney, Luke, and Chole will have to stay home with Grandma and Grandpa Hockema. We will miss having them visit.
The next weekend will be James and Laura's wedding and we'll have John's family here. We have gotten to see them quite a bit this summer with weddings and graduations which has been really nice.
The third weekend of the month will be time to fly home to HARTFORD!!! YEA! I am so excited if you can't tell. So much that I want to do while I'm at home. I'll get to see Steph and Debs and Olivia and my parents- my friends, how I have missed them! I can't wait for that cup of coffee on the patio with my family - that was one of my favorite things to do at home. Virginia is home because it's where my husband is- but I can't wait to go back to my parent's home. It will be a really special time... only drawback is John is staying home...talk about not having your cake and eating it too...I'll miss him!!


Dan said...

I'm so offended that my birthday didn't make the list of things that will make your August great! Just kidding :~D We're really looking forward to seeing you guys again at James' wedding. I know it's only been since the middle of June that we saw you last, but it seems like we've been everywhere between now and then.

Hey, I like the new look on the blog, too. Way to break out of the mold and get creative!!

Karis said...

So glad you get to go home! Can't wait to see you guys at the wedding.

Tim, Kristen , Megan, Emily, and Anna said...

I am excited for you that you get to go home and see family. What a busy month for you but so many fun things in it. I am sorry John can't go with you, but he can come over anytime he wants to!!!

cranny + b said...

yay for you!! I am so glad that you get to see your family!! Make sure you bring back lots of pictures for us;) Are you planning on going to the flea? (the august one) If you are, we should meet at the Daily Grind afterwards for a late breakfast;)

Unknown said...

Bethany, I'm so glad you get to fly home and see your family and friends again. As Dan would say, you have been such a "trouper" being so far away from your family but you have made such a wonderful home for John. John, I hope you will get along all right. Is this the first time you two will be apart since your marriage? We are excited to see you both in less than 2 weeks!

T.J. and Shannon said...

What an exciting month you have coming up! I'm so glad you'll get to see all your family. Tell your parents "hi" for me.