After a crazy week like the one we had, I have drawn a conclusion: I LOVE FAMILY!
Family members love you despite your quirks, mood-swings, lack of sleep, when you have a running nose, if your zipper is down, if you have bad breath, when you beat them over and over again at the same game, and so forth.
I don't want to imagine what life would be like without family.
I went through a family 'cleanse' the week after break. It was more like a week of withdrawals. Severe ones. I was SO homesick, lonely, tired, etc.
|We left the kids at home and went for a relaxing pedicure. The two hours away was the only time the women were completely without children. Bless those children, but bless those two hours!|
|Visiting one of Seattle's hot spots-- the gum wall|
|On the monorail|
|A nice way to end each day|
|Robin Hood (my dad) took little Sean and the others out wandering through the woods, shooting cardboard animals. Apparently it was tons of fun-- I was on baby-sitting duty.|
|My FAVORITE picture from the week! I love Sean, Micah, Emily, my dad, and Eve's expressions. I also love Shane sneakily applying his mustache.|
|Love the mustaches and expressions on all of the men (and Ryder)!|
|Teaching Ethan to shoot|
|And we lived happily ever after.....|
|So did they!|