Things have been moving in fast forward in the Witt house lately. With Jared being out of town twice, everyone in the family being sick (Olivia, then me, then Eden, then Jared, then Olivia again..), and with upcoming vacations just around the corner, we haven’t had much down time!
Jared and I celebrated our two year anniversary last month. Two years of marriage and two kids to show for it. Not bad. We dropped the kids off at my mom’s and headed out to the Arlington Highlands to have dinner and spend some kid-free time together.
We’ve been trying to make the best of this insane Texas heat, so we’ve been spending some time in Ama’s pool. Eden and Olivia have surprisingly really enjoyed it. Olivia was a little bit cautious of the water at first, but once we busted out the fancy pink pool float she was sold.
We celebrated the girls last first holiday this month. Sad. I am going to miss these sweet firsts. But I know there are many more, exciting firsts to come. We started out celebrating with some friends from church at our pastor’s house. Then we headed over to the Witt’s to shoot some fireworks in the backyard. The girls didn’t participate. I think I’ll make them wait until next year for that one. Then on Saturday we went over to my parents house to swim and spend some more time with family. The girls don’t see their Uncle Brandon and Aunt Jenn as often as they’d like. Olivia was pretty stern with Brandon anytime he was in her presence. I think she was protesting his living in Houston and being a busy doctor. But Eden didn’t seem to hold a grudge. She and Uncle B had some quality time on the pool float.
We are leaving for Colorado in the morning. We are actually leaving in approximately 5 hours. The motivation for this post was procrastination from last minute packing. Packing for a trip is tedious enough, but packing for four people (two of them under the age of one) is the worst. I have this constant fear that I am forgetting something major. The house is a mess from trying to get everything loaded into the back of the Jeep and I am going to wait until it’s almost too late to shove the last few bags in and clean up the disaster before heading out the door. I guess as long as we make it to Colorado with all four of us still breathing, I will consider that an accomplishment. Really though, I can’t wait to show the girls Colorado. They won’t remember it. But I just love the mountains so much. I am thrilled that they get to start experiencing it at such a young age.
July has been crazy and exciting. It’s also been stressful and trying. But more than ever, I am thankful for the life I have and the crazy people I get to spend it with.
I’ll be spending the next week checked out of reality with my people in (pretty much) the best place on Earth.
Until next time.