Sweet Brooke has it all together (or she's great at faking it). Their home has so much style yet it looks like it was put together effortlessly..It's totally cool and eclectic and I LOVE IT! There was so much LIGHT which is something I'm really missing in our home now. I really was so happy there (aren't you always happy on vacation? Especially if there's a beach nearby?). And Brooke's kids? So wonderful! Sadie's eight and recently baptized and is such a good kid! She kept all three of my kids happy and entertained. And there really wasn't any fighting or arguing, which made us adults so happy! Janie's the oldest (almost 14) and rocks. Literally. She's so spiritual and mature. I sat in Young Womens with her and Brooke and was so impressed. I WAS NOT LIKE THAT at all. Ellynn is their third child. She's 6. So sweet and also so gorgeous. She's also severely autistic, and Brooke and Mike (and their other children) do so well with her. Their home has a peace and calm to it that I envy (yes, ENVY). And Sawyer. Cute little Sawyer who's younger and taller than June and precious. Really, there's not a mean bone in that family. All very kind people. Wish we'd spent more time with Mike, but we'll just have to visit them again. Thank you for the wonderful trip to the beach, Dennis the Menace Park, yummy food and a comfortable home. We love you guys!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Our last leg of the trip was to Geof.'s sister Brooke's home in Carmel (by the sea..just had to say it). Oh my..was it incredible. Wish we'd had more time to spend here because it was beyond words. Brooke's husband Mike is in the army so they've lived all over and we've never once been able to stay in their home. So this was such a treat. When we pulled up to their home we couldn't believe we actually KNEW someone that lived here. It was foggy and the streets were windy and narrow and the homes were all breathtaking (or at least their view was).