This time off has set my feelings into stone. I am certain of exactly one thing at this moment: having my husband on a regular basis is completely worth any hard times, any challenge we may face, every good moment we can’t share with others in person, and every bad thing someone may say about our lifestyle.

Daddy & Daughters FishingI would never trade our days together (the good or the bad) for anything in this world. I have said all along that The Lord has His plans for our family and I believe this with every fiber of my being. He always provides exactly what we need. It may not be what we want, or what we think is best, but it is what we need during those moments.

This week is one example of what we have worked so hard for. It is what we have dreamed of and prayed for. We. Are. Together. I do not think that phrase will ever lose it’s meaning for my family. At least for my husband and I. He was given 5 1/2 days off and instead of him wasting them in a hotel room or on a ridiculous drive to see us for a day or two, we get to enjoy them, together.

That smile though!Yesterday was a full day of laughter. We introduced our girls to fishing and then went for a swim in the pool. Alexandra was almost swimming by herself! I won’t apologize for the lack of pictures…we relished living in the moment without dragging a phone along. I wish we did this more often but honestly, it is a hard habit to break. My camera being in storage does not help that situation either.

Today, we had a blast at mini golf and the week is still young! We’re debating between two big trips or just staying close to our home on wheels. Who knows what we’ll decide but it feels amazing to have options! I find myself constantly wondering “how”. “How??” How are we finally at this point in our lives? How can we relish even the bad moments? How can we be thankful for toddler meltdowns and messy hands? Please, Lord, help me to never take any of this for granted.

Time Off Miniature Golf

Time Off Miniature Golf

Time Off Miniature Golf

Time Off Miniature Golf

Time Off Miniature Golf

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Raised in Northwest Arkansas with the soul of a Georgia peach, Emily has always seen herself as a southern girl with a passion for the beach. Now, with her three young children, she travels the United States full-time following her husband’s career and her family’s dreams. Join them as she shares their adventures in camper living, healthy lifestyles, and travel schooling.

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