A Going Away is Such Sweet Sorrow

Here are some pictures from our last day(s) with the Miller’s and Skylar before they left for South Korea.  We miss you guys so much!  Please enjoy!

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Evvie and I both had pink sunglasses, oh yeah!

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She is such a good girl and usually very smiley, but it’s hard to get her to smile on camera…

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Unless you make funny faces as I am in the picture above.

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Oh yeah!  We have a baby Alpaca! 🙂  His name is Appa, named after the flying sky bison in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and he is SO cute!  Look at his big eyes!  (I’ll post more about him later)

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Titus is getting so big!  He is pretty much impossible to get a picture of…stubborn toddlers!  lol! 🙂

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Baby River who has no problem with packing on the pounds!  Look at his cute sleepy face.  He looks kind of angry actually.

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Aunt “Bucky” and Evelyn after a bubble bath.  Squeaky clean!

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See?  Look at that chin!  It’s doubled!  And not just because he’s yawning…look at the pic below.

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Aunt Esme and little River (chubby as can be).

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Okay, I tried my best to get a picture of Evvie and Titus.

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See?  Impossible!  But he’s so cute! 🙂

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He he…I tried and that’s all that matters!

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Aunt Sarah and River, or “Rivey” as Evvie would say.

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Uncle Eli was making River laugh and smile and it was SO cute!  I was holding him on the sofa afterwards and he fell asleep and then we heard this tummy giggle and looked down to see River smiling and laughing in his sleep.  It was so precious!

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Ha!  She finally smiled after Sylvie gave her a lick of frosting!

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And here she smiled even bigger after the second lick of frosting!  Good job, Aunt Sylvie.

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Sylvie and Riv.

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So, I have a picture of me (with long hair!) holding baby Evelyn and baby Titus last year, and my goal was to reenact that picture with Evvie, River and Ty, but Evvie did not want to join in.  Little Stinky Lyn.

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Me and Skylar!  You can tell from this picture, and probably all the others, that we were all exhausted and ready for bed even though nobody wanted to go to sleep.  I miss them!

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And here is another family picture!  The one I posted on my last post was the best one that we got, but I thought I’d share another one.  I especially like Ben’s face in this one. 🙂

After a long hard evening and week and month, they left on Thursday morning, almost a whole week ago, headed across the seas to a totally new place filled with unfamiliar things, but I hope and pray that it will be an amazing adventure even though it was so hard to say goodbye.  It is not goodbye, it is See ya later, Alligator! 🙂

Farewell for now Bessie, Davis, Evvie, River and Skylar!  We will see you all soon and stay in touch as much as possible!!!  I hope the first week in Korea has been amazing and I hope you are able to take in each day one day at a time, enjoying each and every moment.  Stay safe and stay in touch!  You are all in our prayers and we love you SO much; more then words can say.  Can’t wait to see you next summer!  We miss you SO much!

Much love and God bless,

Jenny and Family~

(P.S. Please don’t copy these pictures.  If you would like a copy of them, I will email it to you.)
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July is Almost Over

Phew!  It’s almost over.  Just six days left…

July has been quite the month, I’ll just say that.  We have had losses and homecomings, departure and stress on every level imaginable!  I cannot wait for this month to be over.

The Miller’s and Skylar have left for Korea and we are eagerly awaiting news of their safe arrival.  I cannot believe they are really gone, and yes they will only be there for 22 months, but it is still very heard and very different to have them away from us.  Skylar will only be there until October though, and then she’ll have to fly back home alone so please keep her in your prayers!

So, no I have not been posting hardly at all and I have SO MANY things and pictures backed up that I have been wanting to share for weeks and months!  I get so caught up in my head thinking about things and not doing anything and the past few months have been so idle and lazy on my part.  And that has built up a lot of aggravation and anger in me which I know shouldn’t but it has.

I am physically and emotional in every way wiped out!  You think that by now all of the little things I wanted to achieve at the start of this year would be done by now or half way done, but I haven’t even scratched the surface of the things I really wanted to do and now it seems like all time has been taken away from me because I am so tired and I have been so lazy!  UGH!  I didn’t want to post in this anger, but that is what I feel at the moment, I’m sorry.  Why haven’t I had the inspiration, motivation and initiative to do these things I have longed to do for so long?  I don’t know why.

Please, whether I know you or not, I just ask for a prayer of peace and guidance over my family and I.  It is very stressful sometimes, especially lately, and I’m not sure how my body is going to take it for much longer.  I’m not n charge of a bunch of things and pushed to do a lot of hard work (at the moment), but all of the things that have happened recently and mainly other peoples stresses and problems is just very draining of life, enthusiasm and happiness!  Not to sound over dramatic.  I’ve got to get on track with things, start taking care of myself better and start living.  I have not been living at all and I need to be!  What I have been doing is “living” in a swirling downward spiral of self pity and depression and negativity!  But don’t worry, as life goes on and gets harder or easier, I know this too shall pass and I’ll get a chance to breath and genuinely smile.  I must relax.

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Our last group picture before they left!  Not the best since it as a hard evening and very emotional, but I am glad we got to take a picture.

God bless, and I mean that.  He is so good and SO great and SOOO mighty and my prayer for everyone reading this is just to have continual thanksgiving towards Him and follow Him whether the road seems steady or not.  Much love and hopefully tomorrow will bring a better day (and a happier attitude)!

Jenny~

P.S. Oh…..I forgot what I was going to say!  Drat! 😛