like many of you, our flag day (did you even realize?) was pretty uneventful. we did get to deal with a feverish child (grace) and a very loud, tired, cranky, teething little guy. our taco dinner turned out great, but was spent mainly in the bathroom, hosing down clark after a nasty diaper (the kid has impeccable timing!). we hardly had time to enjoy the day together. however, 8 years ago our day was much different. it wasn't about the kids. the day was spent surrounded by those we love all there to wish us congrats and best of luck. little did we realize all the joys (emphasis on the JOYS) and difficulties that would follow. but looking back, i wouldn't trade any of it. especially the man i love!
grace learned a little lesson in physics the other day, which is: if you push something (like a large wooden swing), that object will come back with greater or equal force and if you don't get out of the way, that object will get ya. i'm sorry sweetie you had to learn the hard way!
(my attempt at showing the swollen eye. note to self: should've had her on the other side)