And they are off! The school bus just left and Cora and I have the day to ourselves. I am sad to see them all leave, but am excited for the fun they will have. Liezl started MIDDLE SCHOOL this year!!! She gets to take the early bus, she has her own locker, six periods to find (including gym, band, and choir), and no recess.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Our second week of Utah was spent with the gustafsons. We loved being with cousins, aunts and uncles, Emee, and Oupa. Ava adores babies and I would find her mothering teddy all the time.
We are home now and are trying to process how to enter into real life after such a long, amazing trip.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
My girls and I have spent the last week in Utah visiting family. Whenever I come back, I remember how much I love and miss it here. We had a family reunion up Ogden canyon with my family. It was so nice to spend time with my siblings and their kids. Liezl organized a play for all of the cousins to preform on the first night.
The kids were so excited to surprise grandpa with a silly string attack. Waiting in the bushes for over five minutes to ambush him was worth the wait.
I would find these two in the morning reading together. Like aunt, like niece.
We are still going strong and have another week of fun planned.
Monday, July 27, 2015
We are a month into Josh's new training job at Ohio state. It has been pretty......terrible, no exciting. I guess the answer depends on the day and who you ask. He has been super busy with not a lot of down time, but has been doing some amazing things and loves what he does. Last weekend we were not going to see him for about four days, so we visited him at his fancy new hospital. It was beautiful! His office overlooks the football stadium and even in the hospital, we could not escape Brutus and the Ohio state fanatics! I suppose my girls are being raised as true Ohioans who love silver and red...I mean scarlet and gray. All but Cora. Look at that face she is giving the buckeye man!
Cut out the heart, which takes about ten minutes, then have six hours to get it back into the new body.
I am so proud of josh and am glad he is living his dream!
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Liezl and Quincy's swim season is almost over. This was our first experience with swim team and, without knowing anything about it before hand, we learned a lot and really enjoyed it. For meets, the kids put their heats on their arms with permenant markers so they could keep track of them. Cora would always end up with full sleeves by the end of the night.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Our quick trip to the beach this week was amazing. The last time we were at a beach was when Quincy was a newborn. It was so nice to have a couple of days together where we had no commitments or plans. Morning runs with these girls riding alongside me was so fun. Quincy would tell me to go faster and would find every puddle to splash through while Liezl would stay by my side and chat about the cute colors on the beach houses we would pass and help me plan out our day. I adore them both!
I am so glad we got to take this vacation so we could spend more time with this guy. We love him a lot.