Rain, Rain Go Away!!!!

We have been enjoying some serious Daddy-time over the past 4 1/2 days!! It has been SO nice to have him back! The boys can’t get enough of him! Zakkai wants to sit on his lap every chance he can get (see picture above!) and Samuel wants to show daddy all 486 of his trains (slight exaggeration). We are adjusting to being back together again. It will be difficult to start school again in two weeks (yuck!) because we have missed out on so much time together so we are trying to fit in lots of family fun activities now! So far we’ve played, gone to the park, watched movies and yesterday we drove to Indiana to meet Ben’s mom, brother and his family at The Cracker Barrel. It was a nice reunion! And then Ben and I went on a date last night! We went to a nice fondue restaurant and feasted on chocolate fondue with pound cake, strawberries, bananas, pineapple, apples….It makes my mouth water just thinking about it!
Next on our to do list is the zoo, museum, and more parks! At the moment though, we are stuck inside because it has been RAINING for 2 1/2 days now! Serious rain, too. Maybe we could add rowing down the street in a canoe for our fun list…..I know we needed rain but….enough already!!
Thank you to everyone who prayed for us, thought about us and encouraged us this summer! We felt the prayers. There was no way we could’ve made it through this separation without them! All of the emails, phone calls and hugs I received from friends and family anticipating our reunion were SO encouraging! I cannot believe the summer is over and now it is time to prepare for another year. At times it feels overwhelming but one thing Ben and I both learned from this summer was that God gives us the strength we need for each new day!

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