And finally, David had to get back to Germany to work (what?!) but the girls and I decided to stay and play in Minnesota for a bit longer. We loved having more time with family and a chance for Evelyn to meet more people from my extended family too! Here's a few pics of the good times.
Norah's favorite I think - Uncle Aaron!
There's something like 25 rows of fabric (all kinds) from floor to ceiling in this warehouse. Amazing.
Grandma Karen was in Minneapolis watching Micah for a day so we met for lunch with her and Kristin at Panera! This was the best shot I had -- I promise you Norah's not farting :)
Thankful to spend some time getting to know Great Grandma Goldie (Papa's Mom)
A weekend in WI with my Spokane girlies was just what I needed (they flew into MN to see me!). It didn't turn out to be everything we hoped for but in the end - I think the Lord can make good what I may see as bad. I ended up being so overwhelmed by being Stateside and seeing these ladies I love so much (and not have my girls to care for) that I had somewhat of a breakdown! It wasn't fun but it was real and I know my girls can handle real and they were right there with me experiencing my emotions and pain and I was able to start to process some of the past 9 months. I love you Amy, Carly & Amy, thank you for loving me too... even in the ugliest of times.
I got to relax while other people helped me - what a blessing! But, my girls still loved me and would visit me on the couch... not that I was always laying on the couch but hey... American television is so fun to watch when you don't really have it where you live (we have a few options which I'll explain later)!
BLESSED by my time with my longtime friend, Dawnette. She was the co-leader of both Nepal trips I took in 2000 & 2001.
A visit & some coffee with my sweet cousin Bekah :)
An afternoon lunch with (L to R) Me, Dawn, Norah, Ev, Jessica, Nana (my mom), Kim
Aaron, Darren, David (back from Germany!), and Nathan
Swimming in Papa & Nana's association's pool! Norah was stealing all the attention.
I love this shot of Nana & Evelyn.
Thanks for everyone who made an effort to see us and continue to be in our lives even though it's hard to do that when we're not around - and when we are around it's for only a few days. We just love you all so much and feel so supported by our loved ones back in the States. XO