October Eighteenth

“Sigh. I didn’t know it was possible for three weeks to go even faster than the two weeks Grammie and Pops were here {and here and here} in May. But somehow they managed to blur by. I love this last picture and how their arms make a perfect rainbow. I love that these kids spent three weeks playing, giggling and fighting like normal. I love that I had my mom and sis-in-law and we were just girlfriends again. Being left behind has got to be one of the hardest parts of missionary life but I wouldn’t trade these precious visits for anything.”

{taken at 9:15am EET}

“Babes is here visiting me…I miss all my sisters!”

{taken @ 8:30pm PST}

October Fifteenth

“Sleep hasn’t been the best lately, I decided that I’m going to start getting up when I can’t go back to sleep…this was the 5th massive bug I found between 3:00am and 6:45am. If you know me, you know I absolutely detest bugs. I think the big bugs come out at night, how gross is that?!”

{taken @ 6:45am PST}

“Took these ragamuffins to the zoo today and ended with Andy’s Pizza and a play place. Now do you understand why we fall into bed completely exhausted every night?!”

{taken at 4:00pm EET}

October Seventh

“I knew Addy, Emma and Spencer would be happily reunited within no time. Mercy, however, was only seven months old when we moved. Now she is almost sixteen months old and it has been really sweet to watch her bond so quickly with Spencer. He is very gentle and kind with her and she thinks he’s up there with ice cream and sprinkles.”

{taken at 4:15pm EET}

“Sooooooooo…I might not be part of the family yet, but I’m pretty sure I just jacked my future sister-in-law’s christmas robe! If I love anything more than Christmas, it’s gaining new sisters!”

{taken @ 7:00pm PST}

Have I mentioned 4 out of my 6 sisters have blogs?

Marie

Cacey

Lindsey

Chelsey

{Casey and Dora should probably get on cool train and get blogs too!}

October Fifth

“Spence, give Mercy a hug. Okay, not quite so tight! {I LOVE THE COUSIN LOVE!!}”

{taken at 5:15pm EET}

Luke and I were the only ones in the office after 4pm today…I kept sneaking videos of him {dancing to the real version of Rebecca Black…this is his ‘black friday’ remix}…it is possibly the funniest thing ever when he dances and then checks to see if anyone is watching. We love Luke. He’s a YouTube celeb.”

{taken @ 4:30pm PST}

(note: no color, light or blur adjustments were made. our office has perfecto lighting, and the blur is my lens barely peeking out between the poly wall panels. fyi)

September Twenty-Ninth

“Set up a little studio in my house today and finally got some pictures of these two beauties. I love this picture so much, especially Rey-Rey’s little lips.”

{taken @ 4:30pm PST}

“Grammie, Spencer and Emma are here. We are all alive {I think} although somewhat sleep deprived. Okay really sleep deprived! Pops had to stay home to ‘make the monies’ this time but he still sent very special gifts for his girls!”

{taken at 7:00pm EET}

September Twenty-Eighth

“Our very last House Breakfast together! Marissa leaves for a month today, and Monica moves out on Wednesday. With all our crazy schedules the only time we could make work was 6am…complete with a 5am Starbucks run! It’s a season of change…”

{taken @ 6:00am PST}

“I found a little boy at the airport. I’m taking him home and calling him Spencie!”

{taken @ 8:30pm EET}