Thursday, August 16, 2007

Matthew's home!!!!!!

My friend, Carla, pegged it. I was giddy this morning in anticipation of Matthew's return. He arrived at 3:00 this afternoon and we are sooooo happy to have him home. This ends the summer of international travel for the Pinckney boys. Matthew had a wonderful trip to England. Enjoy just a few shots from his travels...

William Shakespeare's house in Stratford

Stratford "under" Avon during the rainiest summer in 250 years!

They needed their rain gear, to be sure, this wet summer

The Eagle and Child in Oxford where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein met

The bath at Bath

The white cliffs of Dover

Big Ben - which was being repaired while they were in London so they never heard the bells

We are relishing this last evening with the four boys who are still at home. As I write, they are in the other room looking at Burkina Faso pictures, making funny comments and laughing a lot. In a little while we're headed to the Melting Pot for chocolate fondue and sweet memory making before Thomas leaves tomorrow. We are a certainly a family of comings and goings. How thankful I am that the Lord watches over our "coming and going both now and forevermore." (Psalm 121:8)


Carla said... happy your home safely! Cameryn and Luke kept asking me if you would be at small group last night! They said they were missing you! Can't wait to see your photos and videos! Tell your mom that her giddiness over your homecoming actually made her take a great photo...with her eyes fully open! Beth, what a cute picture of the two of you!!!

Kelly said...

Welcome home, Matthew. I am green with envy over the pictures :-)

Rob said...

Yaye welcome back Matthew :-)
We have missed you! There hasn't been any games of superfluous ball lately... hmm...


p.s. I saw Jesse the other day and he was mumbling something about playing his drums on the moon.

Michael said...

Jess and I want to live in Oxford.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I miss you, Too busy to blog now, but I hope you are doing well!Thank you for the blessing that your family is. Love, Jayne

Nicole said...

Welcome home Matthew! Your pictures make me miss England!!!!!!