L-R: Emma 20, Me (old...er...est), Molly 26, Mattie Grace 17
(and I'm the only one without gorgeous eyebrows! - but then, I did get AJ, so what can I say?)
One full month in California and it's coming to a close.
We are heading home to Idaho this Saturday and I pretty much holed up while here.
Not very social, but a luxury I decided to grab when I had the choice!
Before we came, I decided to make several things a priority:
1) spending time with my family - especially the kiddos with Grandma
2) enjoying time with my sisters: Molly and her family; and my sis Emma.
3) swimming lessons for my Bugletts
4) trying to continue Bible, Math, Reading, and Writing
(since I can't consider every road trip a "vacation" at this point though my children would like that!)
If you feel that your own life is full to the point that just accomplishing meals and clean clothes is a victory,
than you will have grace with me for not reaching further than that list encompasses.
If you can't relate.... I will have grace with you ;-)
I'm grateful that I got to do what was most important to me in these travels,
and which revolved around my little family unit, and that larger family sphere I am privileged to belong to.
It was a delight - these past weeks - and every day I saw the Hand of God at work in my life.
Even in the difficult moments, and the days that strayed from my original plan.
I can't fully realize how blessed I am,
but I try!
To those who I missed on this trip: I love you! Thanks for loving me in spite of my hermit-like tendencies
and other quirks :-) You bless me.
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times