Oh what a weekend!
We had a fun filled weekend and none of it had anything to do with the holiday.
Andrew and I pretty much just ignored the fact that it was July 4th.
It wasn't intentional. It just happened that way.
Thursday evening the most exciting thing of my blog life happened.
I met my best blog friend for the first time.
Not only did I meet her, but she and her husband stayed at our house for a couple of nights.
I found Miranda's blog several years ago through a link up Kelly (Kelly's Korner) hosted. We immediately hit off and became "fake" friends as my husband calls it. Ha! She and I just seemed to have so much in common and it wasn't long before we were texting and hanging out via technology.
She was visiting Arkansas over the long weekend and it worked out where she and her hubby could stay with us for a few days.
We had so much fun.
I dare say our husbands hit it off great! 48 hours of golf talk.
Andrew and I are sad they don't live closer so we could hang out more often.
Friday we were telling her about the van we planned to buy. One thing led to another and before we knew it this happened...
We are now the proud owners of a Nissan NV.
Plenty of room for us and our eight kiddos!
As we drove it home that afternoon Andrew and I would just look at each other and laugh.
That thing is huge!
Our youngest son has nicknamed it Big Blue.
Saturday morning we had to say goodbye to Miranda & Shelby. :(
Andrew and I then spent the day with two of our boys.
We picked up our oldest son that morning and went to the driving range. I'm not expert but I think he did a great job and will be out there playing before long.
We picked up two of the girls and our youngest son for lunch.
I love watching them interact with one another.
After lunch we took the two girls and our oldest son back home so that we could have an afternoon date with our youngest son.
Bowling and ice cream were on the agenda.
Sunday afternoon we were able to spend some time with our middle son after church.
We had lunch and then went to a park to play. He and Andrew threw a football around while I sat and watched.
Sunday on the way home I told Andrew I felt like I was going to be in a constant state of exhaustion for the rest of my life.
I love dating our kids, but the constant driving is exhausting.
I cannot wait to have them home so we can be with all of them all the time.
I cannot wait for them to meet all their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
I cannot wait until I can share their pictures with you.