Saturday, October 21, 2017

Day 2,229

The Pool Racers

Getting braver by the day. By now, the boy is nearly fearless. And we LOVE that, BearBear!!! Can't believe how far he's come in such a short period of time. He is absolutely loving his days in the water with our Dada and SissyPoo. 

It's even gotten to the point that they're now RACING across the pool. Who's faster, you ask?

Well, he does have a year and a half on her. But she's not giving up!! So proud of these sweet babes. And so thankful that they know just what to do in the water now. What a relief. 

Ella Mae says,"I'm next," with that crazy look in her eye!!! She's the best. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 2,228

The Best Kind of Days






Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day 2,227

The Gigantic Mess

Can't keep anything clean. Not even the pillows on our bed. 

We're desperately trying to rearrange, put away, trash, and organize our entire house after a long season away. And it's exhausting. We're beginning to make progress though. 

And that gets us excited. 

However, we've got A LOT to accomplish still. Namely first: cleaning all our Washington clothes so we can sit on the couch and finish our time sensitive paperwork. Go, Adam, go! 

Hopefully, by the end of October, our house will look a whole lot different and our paperwork will finally be completed. Looking forward to that time. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 2,226

The Beginning of a New Normal

We're finally home. We're finally ready for a new normal. A new routine. And a whole lot of new days exploring the depths of our pool. 

Learning lots of new tricks too. 

Girl does it feel great to be home. Mess and all. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 2,225

The Five Return

Goodbyes suck. But being home doesn't. And so, we said our last teary eyes goodbyes and headed for home. 

We slugged our way all the way across the U.S. and finally, the five of us are home. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Day 2,224

The Spokane Smiles

Morning snuggles. Last day in Spokane. 

Wedding hangover? No, more like dress obsession. 

We said hi goodbye to our family. And made some dogpiles too. 

Then it was off to the park for some pictures and fun. 

We smiled a lot and are hoping for a few good snapshots. It was a bit warmer yesterday, so I'll bet we got a couple!

Then we talked, made supper, cleaned, and gave our best attempt at packing four suitcases of five people's dirty clothes. It was a full trip. But a really, really fulfilling one. God is so good. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Day 2,223

The Higdons!

A stunning bride. A gorgeous day. A beautiful wedding. A dear, precious heart. I am thankful always for this incredible sister of mine and am so thankful I was able to partake in such a sweet uniting of one flesh, as her and Spencer committed their lives to one another as husband and wife. It was a joy filled celebration and I pray that their marriage would also be filled with much joy as they faithfully serve one another in humility and love. Marriage has been the sweetest blessing of my life and I know they'll say the same six years from now! I love you forever, Shelby Joy. Im so proud of the woman you've become and excited to watch you thrive in your new role as a wife. Be humble. Be helpful. Slow to anger and quick to listen. Serve him. Respect him. Love him well. Forgive him. Show him grace. And you too, ask for forgiveness. Have fun. Be free. Make some homemade dinners and laugh when you burn it. I'm here for you always, mi hermana. 

Here's to you, Mr. and Mrs. Higdon!!