Determined to find beauty in the unfamiliar places. An unintended journey began and continues. God remains faithful through it all.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
This weekend we took our first road trip in two years. We joined my parents at a family reunion in Memphis, where I spent many childhood summers playing with cousins and friends. The last time we were there in '06, Elizabeth developed bacterial infection in her abdominal cavity, we spent our final day of the vacation in the ER and narrowly escaped a hospital admission. Thankfully, they allowed Matt (Dr. Daddy) to fly her home to SF and we basically drove her straight to get admitted to the ICU.
Our stop on the way south. The girls enjoyed catfish, fried okra and "throwed rolls" and had loads of fun!
Our little traveling champ...napless, but happy for the moment.
Representing the Cards & dining on ribs at the famed Rendezvous.
Who doesn't love sweet tea?!
Enjoying a trolley ride near Beale Street.
After all that, we were eager to create some new Memphis memories, and introduce Ruby and Hannah to our family and friends. We'd planned to bring Ava with us, so the trip was bittersweet, but we had a wonderful time and despite returning home completely exhausted (isn't that what family vacations are for??) we're eager to hit the road together again. In fact, Matt says, "If you live within six hours of St. Louis, we're now officially accepting bids." (Think International Olympic Committee)
Created to share news with family and friends through difficult pregnancies, countless diagnoses, a move across the country and the growth of our family from two to six, this blog has become a chronicle of God's faithfulness to our family. We are humbled by your friendship and prayer support throughout the journey, and are blessed to have such faithful companions all over the world.
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