Sunday, May 31, 2015

8 years ago

While we were in California last week, we took a day to drive to Monterey. We visited Bubba Gumps for lunch, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then spent a few hours at the beach--
an exact repeat of a trip Kent and I made nearly 8 years ago, the day after he proposed to me.

The trip looked the same, but our family sure has changed!

Eight years ago, we had so much fun, just the two of us, giddy with excitement about finally being engaged,
but last week? 
Having to change a diaper in the public restrooms? Wrangling the kids at the restaurant? Meltdowns and tired tantrums in the car? BUT, the way Ellie giggled and skipped and sang as we walked everywhere? Her pure delight as we watched the sea otters? Nicholas's joy about running in the waves and digging in the sand? Christian's happy noises from the carrier and his soft head at perfect kissable distance? 

Well I wouldn't have it any other way.

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