Well, our what seemed like was going to be forever summer in Snowflake has come and gone so quickly. We had so much fun there and loved seeing our families and friends more but are happy to be back home. Malli is even happy to be back at her own house which is a bit of a relief. She had so much fun in AZ I was worried she wouldn't like home anymore but she does luckily. The journey back home was eventful to say the least. We were having trouble with our car starting (on and off) for the few days leading up to the time for us to head off for Taylor's wedding and then drive the long drive back to Texas. We could not get the problem resolved and had some fun mornings being stranded (the most fun one was at 4 AM when we needed to get to the airport). We just have to feel blessed that the car started on the 2 days we made the long trip back her to San Angelo and then on the next day it wouldn't start again. I felt silly but I could see the tender mercies of the Lord so many times on that trip home. Our AC has been acting up as well. When we left Mesa and headed toward Tucson in the 112 degree heat our AC just could not keep up. We were all miserable and the kids (and I) were getting fussy :) I kept praying that somehow everything would cool down because there was no way we could handle a 12 hour drive like that. Within about 30 minutes a small cluster of clowds formed and it rained for just long enough to drop the temperature outside and our AC felt so much better. We made it through that first day and the second day was an extremely cool day for Texas weather. I was so grateful for the Lord looking out for us on those two big travel days that I was so worried about.
Anyway, enough about that... we are now back in San Angelo and busy as ever... (and loving it!) I finally feel ambitious again and love it! Since my pregnancy with Kaisley was so difficult I started to wonder if that was just the new me.. sick, lazy, and worthless. And then after having a newborn I felt better but was tired and busy with two little ones but finally I feel like I am back to my old self... evidenced by the fact that just this week I interviewed for a nutrition consultant job for a shelter here in San Angelo, signed up for a half marathon in October, am going to be teaching Joy School for Mallory with a few other Mom's, and I am soooooo excited to be busy again and on the go.
Porter has enjoyed his first week in his affiliation at Shannon hospital. He is gone all day and has some assignments in the evenings but likes the hands on experience he is getting.
Overall, we are just so grateful for the blessings we have and for our health. We are so grateful our families let us bum off them for a few months and make so many fun memories. Here's to another year in San Angelo!
My handsome loves!
Grandma Zona got to meet Kaisley for the first time. Love Grandma so much! (and Grandpa too of course :)The next day we went to Bear World there in Idaho. Mallory loved sitting in the front seat with her Daddy and being the co-captain as we looked at the animals.
And all the kids loved the rides!