See, doesn't this look fun? This is the closest we could get to having all four little ones standing to face the camera. Another high is having Pappy around, whom Carson adores, but a big time low is that Pappy is never home due to a demanding work project.
That's a big low. I am a worrier, and of course I worry that Carson feeling abandoned by his father for a couple of months is going to have lasting detrimental effects.
We've been able to talk on the phone in the evenings, but for the next three weeks we won't, as Rick will be out in the hot San Antonio wilderness, sleeping with a gun under his pillow. That makes me a little nervous.
High: There are people around, so I can leave the house while the kids sleep. Yay for getting to go jog or run errands occasionally. Unfortunately, Everett always seems to want to wake up and have a party as soon as I go. This is how I found him one night at 10:30 p.m. (He's slept 8 hours the past 3 nights in a row though!!!)
Low: I do miss all our friends in Winston, and our cute and peaceful home, and having my own kitchen, and being able to walk to the park, the grocery store, the library, etc. etc. etc. I miss our 6 a.m. running group, and girls' nights, and playgroup, and much more! Being away has made me realize how much I love our little life there!
High: Reagan encourages me to get out of the house. We've been to the zoo, the pool, the park, and even the mall with all 5 kiddos. Without her I would never have the courage to take both boys on those outings!
We are having fun, but we can't wait to have our family back together!