We don't get to be with our family very often. We soak in every possible opportunity that we have and take loads of photos. Making memories is the name of the game when we have precious time with our loved ones. The Edgmon family (Larry and Suzanne as well as Dan and Sarah Formidoni) came to visit us for the past week. We are so thankful to spend time with them.
We had some pub grub, explored the city, went for a hike, shared Thanksgiving dinner, played cards until midnight, and generally consumed dangerous amounts of coffee together. We laughed as the boys did cute (or hilarious) things. They walked with us for a week through some of the normal day-to-day struggles and triumphs: Eli was up all night...again. Eden loves to play puzzles at school! Aaaaand he pooped his pants. Again.
We miss being able to do normal life with our families. We crave that. We know that God's plan for all of our lives is worth the temporary separation, but it's not easy to handle. Now that we have children, we are blown away by both of our families' support and grace in releasing us to serve God in Ireland. If you run into any of our parents or siblings, give them a hug from us. Encourage them that they are amazing, because they are. We are thankful that they have love and support from near and far.