Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Our little world traveler!

Well, soon-to-be world traveler!

Anna Kate and I were so excited when we went out to get the mail the other day and saw a package from the United States Federal Government addressed to none other than Anna Kate Tolbert. What could the United States of America need to mail Anna Kate, you ask? Her passport, of course!

That's right, Anna Kate has some pretty important trips coming up! First, in April, she and mommy are meeting up with Aunt Sarah, Wesley and Cooper in Oregon to visit Grandma and Grandpa Burgin, along with some very special aunts, uncles, cousins, and second cousins! Cooper and Anna Kate have never been to Oregon, and we can't wait for them to meet all of our family out there (and see the beach house, of course!).

Anna Kate's next trip is the one she actually needs the passport for. Anna Kate's Uncle Andrew will be graduating from high school in May in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and we are so excited that we get to go! We love Uncle Andrew so much and are so glad we will get to be there to celebrate his big accomplishment with him. Bolivia holds a special place in my heart since my parents have lived there for the last 8 years and I have spent many months there with them. This will be a bittersweet trip though, since they will be moving this summer and this will most likely be my last trip to Bolivia. So a very special one it will be and I am excited to take my sweet girl to meet some wonderful friends!

Here are a couple more pictures of Anna Kate with her passport.

"What do I do with it, Mom?"

"Play hide-and-seek?"

Finally, I figured it wouldn't be a very good idea to take a picture of the inside of Anna Kate's passport with all her personal information (don't want her identity stolen!), so I thought I would just take a picture of the extra passport pictures they gave us. So this is the picture that's inside Anna Kate's passport. When we had it taken, she had to sit on a special stool and look right at the man's big camera and she took it quite seriously, which is why you don't see the famous Anna Kate smile. She did a great job, though!

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