I sure do miss traveling. Italy was one of our last big adventures before we moved back to the states. The city of Rome was worth the hassle of wrangling three kiddos through its crowded streets. To see the beautiful monuments and ruins of grand and ancient buildings I had only previously read about, was truly amazing. Our experience living and traveling in Europe provided us with many memories we will cherish for a long, long time! ✈️
“Mom, this is you when you got married.” Bless her heart. I love it.
Budding pianist. Yes, I know the sound of the “piano” is pretty lame, but look at the dedication of the artist! Such flair! Such serious concentration! Not to mention the classic, custom piano stand 👌
Happy explorers today 🐟🐌🍃
A milestone was hit today...Genesis is now a regular bicyclist 🚴♀️ no more training wheels! Unlike her mother, she has a flair for getting the knack of things in the first few times she attempts them 🙃 A little heavy on the dramatics and a few scrapes when she tumbled off, but I’m proud of her determination to persevere and succeed!
The girls were overjoyed to find snow coming down this morning. I, on the other hand, am bemoaning my poor plants I had left outside 😢
Brent’s parents have a very elderly Pug, Daffodil, whom Jordyn had an extreme fondness for. She covered Daffodil in blankets, read books to her, and fed her mini marshmallows for a treat about every hour 😂
Happy 2nd Birthday, Scarlet! Her year is off to a great start by keeping the party going and by a steady diet of oranges and string cheese. Life is easy when you’re two! 🤷♀️❤️
I’ve never succeeded in making the perfect zucchini chip...Today being no exception. They look Pinterest-perfect, but for the fact they are literally the size of a dime. I nearly fell over when I checked on them and discovered how miniature they had become 😂 I also think maybe it’s time to get out more, if this is the funniest thing that’s happened to me lately 😅😂
I spy a strong double chin.
The last couple of months have been tough, with what felt like an overwhelming amount of stress and uncertainty. I’ve had my share of tears and sleepless nights, but my little tribe has sprinkled those days with sweetness and laughter. “A cheerful heart is good medicine...” ❤️ Photo credit: @livinginanotherlanguage
Calvin Michael Turpin joined the family late last night! Biggest baby of the four at 8.5lbs! ❤️❤️❤️ I’m soaking up this peace and calm before heading home to all the little “mother’s” eagerly awaiting his arrival 😂
Merry Christmas Eve! 🎄💕
And just like that, our three-year adventure in Germany is over 😭 Was it all a dream? I feel such a loss at leaving such a beautiful place and having my sister and brother-in-law nearby. A totally new adventure awaits...maybe a slower-paced life, but we are adding a new baby to the family next year and hope to see the other family members whom we haven’t seen in over three years! Cheers to Christmas in a hotel! 🎄