As I was logging into this space I noticed my last post was over a month ago. I don’t really like going that long between visits here but I’m finding that my minutes are precious with little Alice and sitting at the computer is far less appealing. I’m sure you understand.

We  just got home from a long visit with Tom’s family in England. It was absolutely lovely in every way and a much needed “holiday” for the both of us. The last time we were in England was on our honeymoon 5 years ago. We only stayed a week on that trip because of the kids and I remember thinking throughout that I couldn’t wait to bring our whole family the next visit. The older three had been before but it would be Anna’s first international trip. She talked about going often and I even had her passport picture taken to be prepared when the time came.

My heart misses them terribly.

Little Alice was a good  traveler. She was a trooper on the plane and only took a couple of days to get her body clock in tune with her dad’s homeland. Tom comes from an absolutely beautiful part of the world, Northern England, and his family is wonderful. We were able to spend time with extended family this trip due to celebrating his parents 50th wedding anniversary which was such a blessing. Tom and I are so blessed to have such amazing families.


While away, Tom and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. I can’t believe that it has only been 5 years since the day we officially became a family, it seems like a lifetime ago. Since we’ve been back I’ve been going through photos of our life together, something I find myself doing when the longing is intense. Seeing Anna and Abigail’s faces, even if only in photos, makes me happy.

I found this one buried in an album of wedding photos and it’s perfect.

wedding girls

4 thoughts on “Holiday

  1. I so enjoy seeing photos of your girls together. You can always see the love they have for each other.


  2. You’re right. That is a perfect photo of your girls.

    You certainly deserved a wonderful vacation and it sounds like you had just that! That makes me happy!


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