Dear Dad and Mom,

I’m so glad you’re enjoying your Alaskan cruise this week. Showny and Blessong have been having tons of fun. We’ve really been pulling out all the stops to make sure they have a great time. It’s been a priority to make sure that this week is really relaxing for them. Honestly, it’s been just like a cross between VBS, summer camp, and the spa. Here’s a few pictures of them relaxing by the pool, drinking ice tea in the hammock, and of course…watching tons and tons of TV. They keep saying they can’t wait till you guys get back, but I think they just mean they miss you.

Love you lots,

-me

6-25-06

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Hats Off!

Dear Auntie Showny,

Thank you for entertaining my daughter via “phone sitting” today so I could finish painting the downstairs. I know she’s too little to ever say anything back to you, but I can assure you that she was listening intently the whole time. I was too actually. I could hear you across the room because you were on speakerphone, and as time wore on I began to be progressively more and more amazed at your ability to talk to yourself for so long and have so much to talk about. You told stories, you read books, you sang songs about princesses and flowers (Violet played along on the piano). My personal favorite was the part where you gave her a science lesson, because “…science is your favorite subject.” Who knew that clouds actually weighed like 90 tons, or that cutting an earthworm in half made two worms? Certainly not my daughter. The most impressive part of this whole episode of “Phone Adventures with Auntie Showny” is that you never halted in your speech, but just kept constantly talking while flitting from one subject to the next…forĀ 1 hour, 2 minutes, and 14 seconds. Wow.

Anyway, thanks for being so interesting–my downstairs looks great!

Love, your sister and little your niece.

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