I thought this was such a cute little candid family pic I
got of them before Andy left.
It was so fun getting to stay in Charis' beautiful home in beautiful Georgia! (Kinda weird having a bed to myself without little feet kicking me in the back or ribs all night long, however!) I loved walking outside and enjoying all the southern atmosphere. I got to see lots of magnolia trees, birds, lizards, cotton fields, etc. It felt good to back in the south again. As always when I am back in the south, so many memories keep flooding back.
Whenever Andrew was fussy, I'd take him on a little walk outside and he was as happy as could be. Can't say I blame him. It is so
green and beautiful there!
I'd actually never been away from my kids that long, so skyping made it a lot easier to be away. And Wade and my mom did a super great job of holding down the fort. It was also a nice change of pace for me to get a break from all the day to day running around I do at home. I didn't even realize how detailed and full our schedule is until I started making a calender for them to follow while I was gone. I was amazed what we can do as mothers and the blessing of being able to handle so many different children and their activities. It's funny because sometimes I feel like I didn't accomplish much that day, but now I've learned if I feel that way to start writing down what I actually did that day...Try it! You will probably surprise yourself! :) It's more than you think!
I was ready to come home and start the routine again and see my kiddos for sure at the end of the week! I missed them so much! And of course Wade too! I was so happy to see my hubby!
On my last day, Charis took me to a little cafe' for some good ole southern breakfast. These boys were our servers. That's right. You gotta love that hometown, family owned feel. I thought their shirts were super cute. And I love me some grits!
I am so glad that I got to meet Mallory and Andrew while they were still so little! They were super cute with such sweet smiles. I think they know they are loved! One night when I was skyping to Livvy, and holding one of the babies, she said to me, "I like your baby, Mommy." Aww...I think she expected me to bring one home!
Wade worried that I'd come back baby hungry...
I think he was right!