Monday, July 2, 2012
All that happened in June
Well, June was a month of happening as you might have noticed in the past few posts. It began with dear friends visiting from Oklahoma with their three-soon-four munchkins. The amount of wildlife we saw with them was phenomenal.
After our friend's departure, we left for a couple days to go on a "family vacation" which was actually glorified truck shopping. Since we live so far away from anything, we had to spend the night in areas of the state that had trucks for sale and drove around to car lots for 2 1/2 days. Alas, we still haven't found anything.
This vacation ended for me when I hopped onto a Seattle-bound plane for my dear friend, Jennifer's, wedding. Jen was my college roommate all four years. She is an absolute treasure. Here I am with her and her sister, Heather. Excuse my red puffy eyes, I bawled like a baby. It was such a beautiful day and she was a glowing bride. I've been praying for her husband long before I knew his name!
Jen wasn't the only college friend there! Some of my closest college roommates and friends were there from far and wide. I haven't seen many of them since graduation 6 years ago. What a crazy and fun reunion :-)
I came home where Doug picked me up and we immediately drove three hours to another dealership, got turned out of Costco (they close at 5pm on Saturday - who knew?), bought food at Wal-Mart then drove another three hours home. It was kind of miserable to tell the truth. But it was wonderful to see my little family again.
The next morning, we had our cake after church and discovered if our little person is a boy or girl? And four days later, I was on a plane again headed to Orlando for TGCW12 and to see my sister Heidi! The first day before the conference started, she showed me around Ligonier Ministries where she works with their Reformation Bible College branch. I'm a little proud of her. I also could not open my eyes in the sunlight that day.
After Orlando, I was off to Greenville, SC to see my sister Marie, her husband Michael and my nephews Tobias, Joram & Simon. You just have to catch babies when they are little or they will suddenly be 5 years old. It was fantastic to visit with all of them!
And, at long last, back home again. The flights had some rather awful moments, the highlight being my puking all over myself 15 minutes into an hour long flight. No, there wasn't a barfy bag to be had. Believe me, I frantically searched. And it only continued being pretty awful until I was at last in the arms of my beloved with my babies hugging my legs.
The last few days of June were again busy with work, parties and cleaning, but today I'm just lying low. My pregnant body hurts. June was a month to be remembered. I can't believe all the people I was blessed to see and the places I was able to go. I'm glad to be home, though. Summer is here!
Posted by Hannah at 11:52 AM