Karen’s Quarterly Commute

It’s been awhile since my last "Liam" post so I thought I better get something out here before everyone gives up on me altogether.

Liam’s Nanny Karen (a.k.a. my best friend since elementary school) came down from Kansas City last weekend to spend a few days with us.   She has made quarterly visits to see Liam since we brought him home.   She loves spending time with him and the feeling is mutual.   For me & Rob, her visits give us us a rare chance to sneak out for a movie.   For those of you who have have built-in babysitters, you have no idea how big a deal this is!   We love Liam beyond words, but still it’s sure nice for just the two of us to be able to go out to dinner & a movie every once in awhile without worrying if he is okay.   In the pre-Liam days, we were such big movie watchers that we sometimes had trouble finding enough films we hadn’t already seen to keep our Netflix queue stocked up.   We certainly don’t have that problem anymore!   By the way, our movie selection for last week was Gran Torino and I highly recommend it if you haven’t already seen it!

It’s always nice to have Karen with us, she just seems like part of the family.   We love to reminisce about the "good old days" and we laughed when we were out shopping last week and a saleslady asked if we are sisters.   We’ve been answering that question since we were ten years old.   We don’t see the resemblance but apparently everyone else does.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos of Nanny Karen with Liam that I can publish to the blog.   I promised Karen final approval on all photos of her that go on here and none made the approval list.   Next time I need to start taking pictures from day one so there will be more to choose from and hopefully some get approved.   If you’re really curious, here is a post that features a photo taken when she was here for Easter last year.

We know it’s tough for her to steal time away from her own family to come spend time with us but we’re already looking forward to her next visit!

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