Monday, June 30, 2014

summer

Thanks to Frozen, I can't hear the word summer without that song playing in my head. 

These are from a few weeks ago, part of making trailerlife manageable was getting out and about... OFTEN!

Amelia was not so sure about the slide...





Monday, June 23, 2014

Little Sister Mamas





Parking the trailer at my parents has meant a lot of extra sister time with Jade and Amaris, and so lots of extra auntie love for Gwenna and Amelia. The girls have been so patient with Gwenna and ever helping with Amelia. We go for evening walks almost every night and our time wandering the neighborhood alleys is always sprinkled with interesting conversation. The past few days we've been imaging what it would have been like to live during the industrial revolution and realizing that if we were blessed enough for them not to be in the factory with all the adults, they probably would be home caring for Gwenna and Amelia on their own! 
This idea was shocking to them- here are some of their reactions:

Jade:
-that's the saddest thought ever!
-it's so sad to even think about.
-how would we know what to do?
-I think we'd get tired of it. 

Amaris:
-what?! 
-you mean we wouldn't have to ask to do stuff?
-the kids would probably die. But we would learn from our mistakes. 

So thankful that we don't live in those times, and so thankful for these girls who strive to nurture their nieces so thoroughly!

Little Sister Mamas





Parking the trailer at my parents has meant a lot of extra sister time with Jade and Amaris, and so lots of extra auntie love for Gwenna and Amelia. The girls have been so patient with Gwenna and ever helping with Amelia. We go for evening walks almost every night and our time wandering the neighborhood alleys is always sprinkled with interesting conversation. The past few days we've been imaging what it would have been like to live during the industrial revolution and realizing that if we were blessed enough for them not to be in the factory with all the adults, they probably would be home caring for Gwenna and Amelia on their own! 
This idea was shocking to them- here are some of their reactions:

Jade:
-that's the saddest thought ever!
-it's so sad to even think about.
-how would we know what to do?
-I think we'd get tired of it. 

Amaris:
-what?! 
-you mean we wouldn't have to ask to do stuff?
-the kids would probably die. But we would learn from our mistakes. 

So thankful that we don't live in those times, and so thankful for these girls who strive to nurture their nieces so thoroughly!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Four Years of Freedom.

***please read entire post so you realize I am NOT saying that living with my wonderful parents was oppressive!***

Yesterday was our fourth anniversary! 
We celebrated it a few days early by leaving girls with generous family and heading to Seattle to stay on an old pirate sloop. Dilapitated bathroom (or should I say head?) aside, it was an absolute dream. It's really true that before children you can't fully understand the beauty of being alone together. 

Thinking back on the past four years, I think one of the things I appreciate most about marriage is the Freedom to love. When you are both looking toward God, standing hand in hand and living in the light of the gospel- you are free to love that person next to you with no reserve.... I could go on and on about this but I want to upload some picture of our trip before the babes wake up.

Grabbing lunch and fresh fruit and meat for our stay.

In his element.

The Black Opal

How could I not sing somgs from Muppet Treasure Island?

Devouring Call The Midwife while R started the BBQ. It was perfectly warm and blustery.

Our view. 

Tintin?



R(pointing to a sailboat): now that beauty we could sail around the world!
Me: ha! I am sure it could, but I never will!
R: where is your sense of adventure woman?
Me: right here, next to the dock.