One of my biggest strategies for staying happy while Nick is gone is to always have something to look forward to. Since he's been in Afghanistan I've had visits from Mark & Lauren and Bec & Michael. I also made a few trips over the past two weekends.
The pictures below are from my Labor Day trip to Texas. I had a great time hanging out with my parents, my brother and sister-in-law, and Rocky the cat. I also got to see two big new things that I'd never seen before: Brooks, son of Josh and Julia Jurgensen. Isn't he absolutely precious? He even called me Aunt Lindsay - that's the first time anyone has ever called me Aunt! I am honored.
The next picture is of my Daddy and me outside the new Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center. Why do I have a picture outside a hospital? Lots of you who read this already know the answer, but for those who don't - this hospital is one of the most important things Daddy has ever been a part of. It represents years of hard work on his part and on the parts of so many other Waco leaders. This new campus provides the very best service possible to Wacoans, in a more accessible location, with top-of-the-line facilities. No detail was spared, and extra attention was paid to both environmentally friendly design, and the comfort of both patients and the family and friends who attend them in the hospital. As a member of the Hillcrest Board for almost my entire lifetime, and this past year as president of the board, Daddy was instrumental in making this happen. I am so proud of him!