It’s been two weeks since I said goodbye to my four year old boy. We sure are smitten with this guy. He has the funniest expressions, and a big tender heart. Yea, there is also that (loathsome) propensity for fussiness unmatched among any I’ve personally ever witnessed., but we love him endlessly still and we. are. working. on. it! He started reading lessons and is doing great! I love seeing his excitement and eagerness to catch up to the big kids… We are so proud of this fantastic son…. our son whom we love, who we pray will be faithful, fruitful in the Lord…
And for my bday too… We went with some friends to a mountain spot nearby but they closed the road out to the trailhead so we had to hike a long way down the road to begin. That’s when I hitched us a ride with these guys- who were for some reason, allowed on the road. The back of the van had two seats and a large space with a fresh and bloody lamb skin (it's so normal... with intestines and lungs too, delicacies here). If only this shot could be a scratch and sniff, then you'd get the full effect.
I'm pretty sure 7 kids and 1 dad made it into/ on top of those 2 seats just to stay as close to the front of the van as possible.
It was beautiful but we were cold (it's not much higher in elevation than the city, but man, it was a lot cooler there! So nice!!) It was a bit of an adventure to hike and hitchhike our way back to the cars at the end of the day too! Finally, Matt paid for a ride on a motorcycle once we thought we should surely be allowed to drive in, since so many other cars were. And then it started to rain. And then the girls all jumped in another van- a comfy one this time and, in the end, Matt brought 5 local ladies who needed a ride and all the boys in our crew (6 of them total) (in our 7 seater-van) back to meet us at the front.... a funny little ending to our funny-hike day.