Friday, 25 April 2014

Once Upon a United States Visit

What a fun time we had going back to the USA recently! This was the kids and my first visit back and Mark's second (you'll remember he had an emergency trip back right after Thanksgiving to see his dad in hospital).
Here's a few stats and some fun pictures from our trip:

12,579 roundtrip flight miles
3 countries
4,765 miles driven
8 churches visited
6 states (Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma)
2 Taco John's visits
1 Chick-fil-a visit
3 Sonic visits
1 Chipotle visit
1 ER visit
1 herd of elk sighted
MANY mule deer sightings
3 fox sightings
1 MOOSE sighting
3 different Wal-Marts visited (did you KNOW they have Peanut Butter Cookie Pop Tarts now?! LOVE!)
4 -the number of times I tried to pay different cashiers the £5 note I had in my wallet


The starting of packing for 4 children 
this is just the girls, this is not bows, 
or shoes, 
or accessories
girls are high maintenance by nature...

Friday, 11 April 2014

God Gave Us a Little Boy, Twice

April has always been a time of year that has brought many big changes in our lives. 
Some changes wonderful, some the most painful times we╩╝ve ever endured. Today 
marks the two year anniversary of one of the greatest days of our lives. This, however, 
was preceded by one of the greatest times of trial in our lives. It is a story to be told,
and will forever be etched on our hearts.

Caedmon is one of the kindest, generous, and most compassionate boys you'll ever meet.