A Birthday and Brown County

My mother-in-law and two of my sisters-in-law, (Kevin's brothers' wives), went to Brown County this past weekend.  We enjoyed talking, (a-lot), laughing, shopping, and eating together.  It was a blessing to be able to escape the craziness of everyday and enjoy each other while we celebrated our mother-in-law's birthday.

Carolyn is a fun and beautiful woman who is full of life and loves her family.  Her grandchildren adore her, and she loves it the most when her family can be all together.  From the very beginning she welcomed me warmly into her home and her family, and has generously shared her son's love ever since.  When we're together she loves to bring up how alike she and I are, in the way that we both love to laugh and love to have fun, we are unique (and sometimes scattered :]) in our own special and wonderful ways, and we are both tenderhearted women.  She has a learner's spirit and has sought to grow closer and closer to God in the last several years, and receive his beautiful love for her.  She gladly serves her children by always being willing to help out with the grandkids (and grand-dogs!), and she is an active encourager to her friends that she studies God's word with at church.

We love you Carolyn, and had so much fun celebrating your birthday in Brown County last weekend!  What a treat for us all to get a way and have some great girls' time.  It's such a blessing to have such a beautiful family to make such special memories with.  Again, happy birthday....we hope this is a beautifully blessed year!

Betty at her daughter's super cute candy store!  Yum!

A tea-lover's dream!

Barbie (due with Trace in September!) and I trying on matching dresses!

Gina sporting her pretty purchases - hat and jewelry.  Such style!

Free samples...say no more!

We loved the Farmhouse Cafe.  It was beautiful, charming, and the food was delicious!

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