Three years. Three years and we've settled into a life where we hardly remember life without the other. Elequent words feel like a betrayal to this roller coaster crazy-kind-of-fairy tale. We struggle like many a couple, especially post baby, to keep that romance alive, but that's why I think marking this day is important. I honor this day, I honor you Bernat, for who you are (and what you put up with), and I strive to honor our marriage. Love, Kay 📷 Ádám Biri
The count down has begun and somehow every weekend until Meri Jo and I begin our great adventure across the ocean, is filled up. We hope very much to spend lots of quality time with Bernat before we say goodbye for a whole month 😟 Somehow these hard things help us to appreciate the little things though. Every moment is precious and every little change in Meri is observed with our whole hearted curiosity and love. And we are so grateful we have this chance to travel, and we know her daddy will join us before we know it. #LetsgoMeriJo
We live our little lives in a huge way you could say. In many places, in this big big world. Raised in the military (shout out to fellow military brats) I was born abroad. Though we didn't move around as much as some military families, I did wonder sometimes what to say when people asked where I was from. And then there's now. I'm married into another culture entirely, living in yet another culture, and it has recently begun to sound strange when I tell people I'm from Texas. Originally I stress but then wonder silently if I ever actually was. I wouldn't call this a problem, but it is definitely one of the complexities of life abroad and raising a multicultural family. Our time in Hungary only reminded me of this as it holds a special place in my heart for always. Meri Jo, may you always know. You belong to your heavenly Father, your family, and friends. You belong to a tapestry of culture and people which I pray enriches your life like it has mine. We're just a little family whose home is each other. Foreign to some, but oh so familiar to those who know this life themselves. 📷 : @samraegenido
The drool is real with this kid. Half expect to see a tooth appearing one of these days very soon. Here she is keepin' it cute sporting her new bib from @poshpeanut, riding the train to Great Grandpa's house. #ad | #LetsgoMeriJo
I'm not always comfortable with my looks, my personality quirks, my style, my you name it. But I am always comfortable with him, and that somehow makes me a little more comfortable about those other things too because he seems pretty comfortable with me in spite of them. 🤗 . . 📷 : @samraegenido
We took a day off from adventuring today and I am reminded of the importance of rest, and even the beauty of it. Slower paced living is so under rated. Following the updates of the burned Cathedral of Notre Dame has left me reflecting on a lot. Incredible that something so huge-- standing like a fortress in the night, can be taken away in a fiery furnace before anyone can do anything about it. Seemingly timeless, who else subconsciously assumed she'd be there until the end of the world? Life is but a vapor.
It's been a great trip so far, Meri's first trip to Hungary. Lots of doting friends and family have helped her adjust to being around more people than just her mom and dad. Sadly tomorrow her Dad (whom you can tell I clearly have a thing for) is going home to Switzerland for a few days before coming back to join us for Easter weekend. We are making the best of it though and have more friends to visit and places to be! #letsgoMeriJo 📷 : @samraegenido (more on my blog, link in profile)
Well, bags are (almost) packed and we're checked in for Meri Jo's first flight. I'm thanking God for this short flight to Hungary as a trial run before her first overseas flight in a month and a half from now. We're excited for @zsoba and Zsuzsi's wedding this weekend, time with uncles and aunts @fruzsikakoncz, for adventures with @agklacik @jofagerness and Chelsea, and Easter with Meri's great grandparents who are excited to meet her for the first time! Kind of an epic Easter vacation and I hope to take the time to really reflect as well: my Creator and Redeemer lives. Truly thankful for His gifts and that He is living walking talking with us as we go through out our days. #letsgoMeriJo
~ our sunshine in a basket ~ Ber told me yesterday Names really matter, you know? I'm so glad we named her Meri Jocelyn (the sea & happiness) I asked him if he always knew they did or if it's her who convinced him. His answer was, No, I always knew because I'm strong as a bear. (Bernat = strong as a bear) 😂 What does your name mean? Does it describe you?