note: so I really liked the name Emmylou for our beautiful girl. However, Chad said he just couldn't see himself standing in the middle of a field huting ducks yelling "Emmylou." Thus the name...Lou. It actually fits her quite nicely.
A trip to "The Cave With No Name" in Boerne, TX marked the beginning of the bi-annual Hesters' family reunion.
The name of the cave, "The Cave With No Name" was very perplexing for M and her other 6 year old cousins. It was interesting that the kids over 7 "got it" and the kids under 6 didn't seem to care. Really makes me appreciate M's 6 year old brain.
Note: My photog skills are not sufficient to capture the majesty and splenor that we encountered in this cave. It is beautiful down there! My trip underground was a gentle (and cool) reminder that our Creator is amazing and all-powerful.
"Hurry up." These are the words I find myself saying all too often - to myself and to my sweet children - when what I really need to be saying is "slow down." I find that I am so often rushing through the day, forgetting to slow down and enjoy the special moments and little victories that each day holds.
My goal over the next 365 days is to hurry up (and) slow down and appreciate each day and the moments it holds as the special gifts from God that they are. I hope that taking a picture a day and posting it will keep me accountable and that some of you will get a kick out of having a glimpse into our crazy wonderful life!