Showing posts from June, 2017

To My Village

I couldn't do life without you. You have come through for me time and time again. You have loved me, prayed for me, encouraged me, laughed with me, cried with me, and been there for me anytime a need arose.

Thank you for helping us through our adventures of moving abroad, and now coming home. Idaho is beautiful but it made me realize that I can't do life without YOU. So many of you have stepped up and offered us beds, furniture, a room for the night, a couch to sleep on - the list could go on and on. You bless me more than words can express and I mean it when I say that I couldn't do life without you. 
I love being a mom but I can't be with my kids 24/7. It starts to make me a little crazy after a while. But you, my village, are the ones who are always there for me, at a moments notice, you are willing to take 1, 2 or even all 3 of my babies so that I can get away and do the things I need to do to have a career and be a strong, healthy, loving mom. 
So thank you. Each …

The good, the bad, and the beautiful...

We've been stateside for 3 weeks now (well, kind of... there was that spur of the moment weekend trip to Canada that you can read about here), but it was only 24 days ago that we were leaving our home in Mexico with high hopes of a fun summer in the woods of North Idaho.

And we have had lots of fun here! I don't want that to go unmentioned.

So let's start with "The Good"

Rope Swing
The pond and the goldfish
Building Rafts
Playing with trucks in the dirt piles
4 Wheeler Rides
Survivor Games (check out our youtube video here)
Feeding the chickens
Climbing the hill
Time with Grandpa
Relaxing in the hammock
Nature walks
Throwing rocks in the creek
Smores and campfires
Legos in the loft

We have had a great little visit here in Idaho. I was able to decorate the guest house a little more, hang some curtains, and clean up a little around the outside.

But sometimes things just don't turn out as you envision them.

Enter "The Bad"

Mice... lots of them. We've…