I want to start by saying THANK YOU to everyone for the amazing support and encouragement we have received this past week. We received so many emails, phone calls, posts and texts congratulating us and encouraging us as we embark on this adoption journey. We can’t tell you how much it means to have support and prayers backing us up on this road. We are immensely grateful!
Now, I have to say that this post is a little overdue. It’s taken me longer than I had planned to post these photos from our weekend in Florida.
Our lives have taken on a new rhythm this week because of the time change and gorgeous weather…
: We now spend our evenings chasing after the boys outside.
: Or, we water the garden (little green onions are sprouting up!).
: Or, we sip champagne on our front porch with our neighbors (one of which is our sister in law – that story requires a whole different post..but we LOVE having her next door). Yes, we sat out on the front porch the other day and drank champagne while the boys loaded weeds into their mini dump trucks. It was all kinds of wonderful. We decided it was a celebratory toast to spring!
: Or, we grill dinner outside and eat at the outdoor table. Which is my all-time FAVORITE.
Needless to say, we are spending our late afternoons and evenings soaking up the warm weather and enjoying the beauty of spring in our little corner of the world. The flowers are in bloom and the birds are singing. And, I just can’t seem to tear myself away from my porch swing to drag out my laptop and type this post.
But I want to document our trip because it was so much fun and I don’t want to forget these details!!
As “they” say (no idea who “they” are but I like what they have to say here…), “a picture is worth a thousand words.” So, I think I will share our trip through photos even though they are all a little blurry because I forgot to bring the charger for my camera battery and had to use my phone.
|Do you think he is enjoying the BIG bathtub all to himself??|
|Talking to Aunt Angie on the phone 🙂|
|We wonder why Bella is so chunky…Ben LOVES feeding her treats.
A few dozen per day isn’t bad for her, is it?!
|Ben is either laughing at the idea of me in the kitchen cooking (very possible) or he just gave Bella food. That cracks him up every time.|
|Look who made some new friends while visiting Aunt Lori’s class…|
|He couldn’t get enough of the “big” kids!|
|Playing soccer at Nana’s during Charlene’s Baby Shower…how grown up does he look?!|
|A popular trend for Ben during our trip…eating with Papa.|
|Ben and Bradley with Nana, Great- Nana, and Aunt Lori|
|Riding the lawn mower with Papa. Ben was cracking up and Papa looks completely freaked out!|
|Meanwhile, back home, look who’s king of the castle!|
|Daddy and Nathan had a fun guy’s weekend. This is the photo I got on Saturday. 🙂|
|It’s GREAT to be home!|
|Nathan looked like he grew so much while I was gone. Especially in this fancy outfit 🙂|
And, lastly, remember my complaints about our borrowed stroller? I decided to outsmart that stroller and leave it at my parents until they can drive it back this summer. Instead, I borrowed one from them for the flight home (one that had functioning wheels… details, details). As luck would have it, the airline never loaded it onto the plane after I left it on the jet bridge and it never made it back here with us. Yes, I lost the new borrowed stroller! Turns out, this ‘borrowing a stroller’ thing was a disaster. I should have just had Ben walk the whole time.
Next up for the Marrs’ clan…we head to surgery tomorrow morning at 6:30 with Nathan for his tubes. Please keep him in your prayers tonight!! I’m a little nervous about the procedure but I am especially not looking forward to waking him up super early and not being able to give him anything to eat or drink. He is going to be CRANKY!