Well here we are, nearing the end of our SIX week vacation/break from school. Looking back through all my pictures today organizing them beginning to get them ready for the blog and good ness gracious if we didn't have just a ton of fun. All fun has to endure crappy moments (like going to the ER twice) but in the end it's worth it and so much fun (during the long car rides I REALLY DON'T THINK IT'S WORTH IT THOUGH).
We've gotten to meet up with so much family and close friends and been to 4 states! BUT after being away for so long, we have begun to miss our life, our friends, our home, and our routine back in Nebraska! Nebraska friends, I REALLY MISS YOU GUYS. After talking to half a dozen women/friends in my similar stage of life while traveling I realize how INSANELY lucky I am to be in the situation I am with my Nebraska friends. A plethora of AWESOME girls with young kids in my nearly exact situation. We support each other, strengthen, uplift, and help one another all the time. I love all those girls so dearly.
And at the same time these past 6 weeks we have been constantly surrounded by family and that has been equally awesome. Nebraska friends, move to Arizona!
These last few days have been super crappy though since we caught a nasty little bug that has hit 4 of the 5 in our family. Runny noses, coughing, sore throats, eye goup, and head aches, it's been the pits and I want it to go away. What a crappy way to end your vacation, we haven't been able to play with family or go do all the fun things we had planned on our POGO passes because of it, kind of depressing.
As I sat on the couch yesterday upset because 1. I was sick and not feeling great 2. Max was being a disobedient terror that day 3. and the babies were crying so much. Max heard me vent some frustration out to Casey and quickly came up to me asking "wus wong, mama, wus wong?" when I told him the reasons I was upset he smiled, gave me a hug said "wuv you mama, wuv you, happy?!"
Isn't that great that a 2 year old thinks that a hug, and an "I love you" will make it all better? It definitely momentarily did,, but I love that their thoughts are so simple. Quick and easy forgiveness. Every day I am reminded that loving and parenting my children and them loving me back perfectly displays how mercy, grace and are able to work together when it comes to the love of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Here's to hoping I get better miraculously quick because we've got 24+ hour drive in from tot us this weekend (insert monkey covering his eyes emoji)