Ya, it's late.
Like so so late.
I run on late these days.
Am I sounding like a broken record? Papa is still traveling weekly. He just got home from Las Vegas and next week he's off to Kansas City. (Anyone from Kansas City that wants to recommend a great place to eat? Papa thinks he's a foodie.) If I count the big kids, our kids are in 6 different schools. Luckily I only have to carpool to 4 schools... only. If you read a bit of sarcasm in that sentence then I've written it correctly. The amount of time I'm spending in the car is crazy. I am well versed in all things reported on by NPR though! As I reminded Papa recently, the things that matter most to our family are all getting done though. Like training up children, and we even all seem to like each other these days. The teenagers are being pretty awesome and not yanking my chain too much. And that's not a given by any means. So my apologies are with you my bloggie friends. I'm sorry I'm behind on my Q&A posts and family favorite recipes, and just plain ol' life posts. I'm sorry. We knew it was going to be a year of crazy busy, and I am so ready for May 22nd, the last day of school this year, when I'll be high tailing it to Little Cabin in the Woods and done done done with this busy year.
86 days and counting... not that I'm counting or anything.
But I am so counting!
So onto my top 10 pics for 2014. After 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 I don't want to miss this tradition. And it's also a tradition that I go way past 10 pics. We had a lot of big stuff happen this in 2014 and as usual narrowing it down to 10 just wasn't going to happen. So here it goes no particular order.
Liv's 18th birthday, highschool graduation, trip-of-a-life-time trip. This is looking through a glass door at St. An's Orphanage in VietNam. The children stole our hearts. I miss it. So much. I love this pic because Liv is doing one of the things she does best, loving on the children there and giving of herself. But I also love it because I can see myself, with a baby on my hip too, in the reflection of the glass. My time with my daughter on this trip was so special.