Friday, July 11, 2014

Playing Catch-Up

Wow what a summer it has been, and it's only July! I was out of town (without my kiddos… eek!) for about three weeks total and have trekked the globe to cover the Pacific Northwest, and the coast of the Mediterranean. I have missed the past FOUR Sundays at our church (that never happens… and gosh do I miss it and can't wait to be back this weekend!) and have spent the past few days snuggling with my littles, seeing some of my favorite people, and chatting on the phone to some of my best friends who don't live here in the Bluegrass. It's so fun that everyone wants to hear all about my travels, and even though each trip was pretty amazing, coming home just reminded me that this is my favorite spot on the planet. Although, a mountain getaway with my husband and Europe with my sisters comes in a pretty close first and second.  :)

Since I don't particularly want to upload the hundreds of photos we took on our various trips to Facebook, I'm going to do my best to write a few posts here to recap, kind of like I did for our previous summer vacations (you know, when I actually blogged more than once a year). While I was away my incredibly thoughtful husband rearranged our house creating a playroom for the kids and a beautiful office nook for me, so I'm hoping the situation inspires me to write more and creates more independent playtime for them, so that I can do said writing. I'm kind of in love with it all really… I might just have to post about that in itself! Haha! But in all seriousness, I came home and am absolutely amazed at how smooth everything went at home while I was gone for ten days. The house was cleaner, the kids were more polite and better-behaved, and he did all of it and preached about seven sermons and ran a church, without sleeping I would guess! That's the only way I could see it happening! And then he puts up with my jet-lagged self for several days until I felt like a human again. He never ceases to amaze me.

So I'm back… and will hopefully be recapping all this greatness soon, but for now I'll just leave you with one of my favorite pictures from our European adventures… with many more to come!

Adios for now!


  1. Welcome back! Or, should I say, ben tornato? Looks like a fun trip!

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