Spring Break 2017 ~ The Texas Dash

It’s been a wild month since I’ve last logged in. We’ve road-tripped to Texas and back, saw both sets of family, said goodbye to our sweet Dora pup, welcomed a 4 day old baby into our home for a short respite, hiked part of the Appalachian Trail, landed myself in the ER for a bug bite that made my face swell to the point of being unrecognizable, and divided up our household items in preparation for our move across the world….and it’s only been a month y’all!

I finally got around to loading pictures from our Texas Spring break trip and I have to say it was nice to go back and reminisce. Our week in Texas was so filled with family time that it gushed out and left every day filled with the sticky sweetness of little hands being held, sibling joking at its best and so much laughter that our sides ached when we fell into our beds each night.

It was glorious and heartbreaking all at the same time. There is a good chance we won’t see our nieces and nephews for another 3 years and I had to accept that I will be the aunt they don’t know. A hard thing to swallow as I watch all my family live their lives in a 10 mile radius of each other and Bill’s parents are only an hour up the road.

We packed in more museums, zoos and attractions than I can count. Filling up our boys hearts with sweet memories~praying it would be enough to hold the time and space that is about to be created. This life is full of adventures and sacrifice. I’m not ready to trade it in but I wouldn’t be truthful if I didn’t admit that Bill and I spent the drive home talking about the “what ifs” of saying goodbye to the military and letting our boys grow up with some normalcy.  In the meantime I’m thankful that this life has taught our family to love deep and hard, to take each day, each trip and live it to the fullest. 10 days later we found ourselves back home~limbs weary, hearts filled and ready for the next adventure!

xxoo ~ko



3 thoughts on “Spring Break 2017 ~ The Texas Dash

  1. Man, kids really change the game don’t they?! Prior to Caroline, I was ready for the next adventure… what’s around that corner?! Yearned for it, almost.

    Then, little Coco Bean came into the picture and I definitely find myself daydreaming of “the roots,” as I like to call them. The days where she’ll see her grandparents and aunt often, go to the same school, have the same neighbors… it’s not even in the foreseeable future, but it’s fun to daydream about it every once in a while.

    You’re boys are going to be well rounded, interesting men who love with everything they have & it’s all because of you and Bill. You’re a great mom!


  2. Pingback: The Appalachian Trail (Tennessee/North Carolina border) | ko&crew

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