Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Family? Tobin. Nice to Meet You

a warm welcome

You can click on the picture to see a larger version, but for those of you that don't know everyone, I'll attempt a caption:
Front row (couch) left to right: Grandma Yardley (Matt's maternal grandmother), Allison, Tobin, Matt, and Grandmother Smith (Matt's paternal grandmother).
Second row: Becca Stephens, Matt's mom, Vivian Stephens, and Britt Stephens.
Back row: Matt's dad, Ashley Hultman, Bob Hultman, Dan (Sarah's husband), Beckie Hultman, Andrea Hultman, and Sarah.
Vivian and Beckie are Matt's dad's sisters.


It felt like it had been a long time since everyone had been together, so it was fun to catch up. It was especially good to see Dan and Sarah.
We're looking forward to them being within a day's drive again. We were worried about how Tobin would do on the plane and in a new environment, but he did a good job overall, and even felt comfortable enough to express his discomfort or displeasure a couple of times. I'm can't say for sure if he did, but his parents definitely sensed the love and excitement of his extended family.

1 comment:

leesa. said...

what a nice picture. and such pretty ladies! allison always looks pretty and so does sarah! i adore her so v. much. prettyplease tell her i say HELLO! (even if you have to throw a bottle in the ocean so it'll reach her on DA ISLAND. it'll be worth it, yo!)

ps: &&& soonsoon we'll need to get atticus and tobin and daniel's hunter together so they can all HIGH FIVE.