i should absolutely be fired as a blogger. i tried to mention that i was struggling to keep up. my one sanity time of each week is Friday afternoon naptimes for Hannah. the only problem is the last few Fridays it has included a nap for me b/c i can't hang. i have 3 drafts started and i may just post all of them today if i can finish them. today i want to write but i'm a bit jumbled. it's actually been a good week. i do feel we have been in a season with our feet barely under us and our emotions always boiling. i try to at least keep them in the pot but we've spilled out a few times. Luckily, it's reminded us again that we are a heck of a team, but man all the days aren't so pretty. we did sneak in a mini vacation to be with the vaughans in Portland. it exceeded our expectations and still amazes me how we soaked in all the goodness amidst a great deal of chaos, heartache and transition amongst both families. i felt like i took the slip- n-slide to get there we were going so fast til the moment we arrived, but the time was perfect. we ate and drank a lot. everything is just so delish there. and the friendship is as rich as they come. if only Stephen didn't try to remind me how perfect the west coast is every.minute.of.the.trip. I'm lucky he came back with us.
[caption id="attachment_543" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="walking some of daddy's fav streets"]
[/caption] mom and dad moved into their new home in CHARLOTTE! the week we got back from Portland. It's a beautiful home, a great space, and they are excited to host and settle and dive into their new community. they have a great screen porch that Hannah cannot get enough of, and it's fun to finally see my baby pics that have been resurrected from storage. I'll scan a few. I'm so happy they have a more permanent landing pad and can't wait to see how God provides community for them there, it's already begun! then the next weekend Amy came in town which was pretty much awesome. she is so beautiful and pregnant and i want to cry everytime I see her. we had a wonderful little tea party for her and it was fun to dream and anticipate baby SO with her. we are beside ourselves to welcome SO and to watch Amy enter motherhood. [caption id="attachment_546" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Kiki's Tea Party! "]
[/caption] [caption id="attachment_547" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="we love you KiKi and can't wait to add your baby girl to our family! "]
[/caption] [caption id="attachment_545" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Hannah cuddling with her Great Aunt Nanny! "]
[/caption] then after another slammin week at work, we all escaped to Asheville to celebrate Bryan's graduation. So now EVERYONE in my family but me has a Master's. Who would have guessed? I was so proud of Bebs, he graduated with nearly perfect scores, he really rocked his counseling program and now he'll hang in Charlotte for the summer while he looks for a job. [caption id="attachment_548" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="We are so proud of you Uncle Bebs! "]
[/caption] [caption id="attachment_544" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Baby SO's Young Life onesie from Cousin Heather, we LOVE IT! "]
[/caption] so that's a lil summary of the happenings. i'll add pics in from those events as soon as i upload them from the camera. it's been a great few weeks of celebrations now that i think about it. [caption id="attachment_549" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Magna Cum Laude spouda"]