Ok, so when I am so far behind I don't take the time to edit photos like I should.
So these are straight from my phone or camera just to get caught up.
But I am officially caught up!
And I can't NOT post about Via Vacation which is a HUGE highlight of our year.
Some years we are just pumped and excited to have vacation.
Other years, like this year, we are in desperate need of a week to unplug and rest
as we soak up time with the family.
I began nearly every morning with a several-mile walk around the neighborhood with the ladies
talking about life, ministry, marriage, parenting, finances...you name it.
This particular thing is something I LOVE about vacation!
The rest of the days were spent reading, swimming, playing, sleeping in...
all the things that make vacation a true vacation.
Thank you Jenn for capturing a great family photo where we all have brushed hair
I ONLY post this picture because this bathing suit top was too much, ha!
Those tassels, which Josh lovingly referred to as "dongles"
were so funny that we had to capture them before we preformed a
"donglectomy" to remove them.
Meme helping Cai learn to swim
Alethia is working on owning her "story".
She interviewed Aunt Joy, which is as far back as we know of her story,
to get her going. It was sweet to hear Joy talk about finding her in her village as an infant
and then talking about the process she was in charge of that summer in Uganda.
She pulled up her photos and talked through the memories.
It was priceless!