This is the view from their back porch.
Here is another one.
One more. I could have stayed on that back porch all day.
For someone with an insanely acute fear of heights. Flying down a dirt trail from 2000 ft elevation in an open vehicle should have created a need for Xanax or a large bottle of wine. Instead, it was the most fun I have had in years. Maeve and Hilde can't wait to go on it again.
Jim has moved his family out to Kerrville because he is the new pastor of Hosanna Lutheran church.
It was really special to be able to attend the service. The girls had fun in Sunday School and then got to join mom in service. Jim is Hilde's Godparent and I think of him as our family pastor. Over the years Jim and April have watched my girls grow. They pray for us. We pray for them. So, when we get to celebrate communion together and he is leading, it is a reminder to me of how truly blessed I am to have them as part of our family.
I needed a lot of Kleenex that morning.
I love this. Hat storage at church. Only in Texas.
We all had fun choosing our first James Avery piece.
We all watched Annie together and sang all the songs. I am sure this was not Jim's favorite part.
We ate popcorn and ice cream for dinner.
I didn't cook the entire time.
Jim made the best eggs I've ever eaten. Farm fresh really has no equal.
I got to talk about Hope and Change and Love and Family and all the things that make life beautiful, while watching my children play and explore.
Texas is good for my soul.