Hello old friends! It's been quite a while- sixteen months to be exact!
Why the hiatus you ask? Well, once our youngest was born and we became a family of five I really felt the need to cut down to the essentials and so, for the sake of my sanity, a few things like this blog and my Etsy store got put on hold.
A lot has happened during this time- We traveled to Greece with Stella to serve at a refugee camp, a week later we led a School of Ministry Development, I took the girls to Canada, one month afterwards we led a Discipleship Training School, last February Aaron returned to Greece to visit our students working at a refugee camp in Lesvos, and this Summer we transitioned into a director role at YWAM Pismo Beach. That is over a year of things in a very small nutshell!
Now that our oldest two are in school and Stella is more toddler than baby, I'm feeling like I can begin to add some of those things back onto my plate and enjoy them. I've always loved blogging and documenting our life and travels. I've had this blog for over a decade after all! So here's to starting back up and hopefully you'll be seeing more of me from here on out.
For my first post back I wanted to share some photos from our trip to Alberta, Canada last month. Every Summer I make a trip up North to visit my family with one or two of the kids in tow. It has been a dream to go as a whole family and this Summer it happened! I can't tell you how it felt for my entire family (all 14 of us!) to be together, it is something I will treasure for a long time. We had an incredible trip filled with many memories and beautiful places. I reallllly had to narrow down my favorite shots from the trip and here they are!
All six cousins together for the first time!
Our kids always love checking the mail and Yaya and Grandpa's house #thebluemailbox
We all headed to Mt Kidd for a few days of camping but on the way we made a little pitstop at Wedge Pond for a picnic lunch and a dip in the water
My mom and dad ♡
I was a huge fan of all the gorgeous trails right next to our campsite
Alfie the cutest pup!
My mom and dad with all of their grandkids
We took the long way home and drove through Highwood Pass which is the highest paved road in Canada. The views and landscape were nothing short of breathtaking!
Aaron's parents flew up to celebrate his mom's birthday and we got to travel a few days around Kananaskis, Banff, and BC with them and it was incredible!
Moraine Lake never disappoints!