Well, we made it. We have been running around in a flurry of unloading, toting, stacking, and are nowhere near unpacking. Things have been absolutely insane as we've spent quality time with family and great friends. I don't even know how to articulate the way I'm feeling right now. We saw Mara and Ella off at the airport this evening and it was incredibly hard. Now all the kids are tucked snugly into various beds around the house and I just finished some homework and am exhausted myself. I can't seem put it all into words quite yet as I'm super emotional and my brain is fried. Here are some pictures from this weekend. For those who have asked, these and the pictures on my last post are just cell phone pictures using Hipstamatic. I haven't even tried to find my real camera yet.
Me? My name is Ellyn.
. I love God, my kids, and my family. I also like to read, a lot. And shop. I am creative but not crafty. Also sarcastic, although I would prefer the term witty. I'm also a fan of texting. I'm a huge procrastinator, and I'm almost never on time. I'm doing my best to navigate my life with laughter and grace as it takes several unexpected twists and turns. I have 6 awesome kids.
. Dramatic. Theatric. Operatic. Wants to be an Archaeologist. Currently living life as a musical.
. All green, all the time. Very Brave. Official bug-killer in our house. Wants to be a Knight when he grows up.
Greatly loved, and so, so greatly missed, Eli would be . He was stillborn into our waiting arms and born ALIVE into the arms of our Savior.
Our answered prayer and a miracle in his own right, Seth is . He came early and his list of issues was long, but he has stormed through every difficulty with the grace of God. He was diagnosed as profoundly deaf as an infant, and he received bilateral cochlear implants at 8 months of age. After seeing the character of our son, we say he is PROFOUNDLY SETH.
Evany, , is the fifth piece in our family puzzle. She entertains us all daily and is an immeasurable blessing to our home.
Coen Rhys McCall is and is quickly learning to hold his own with his siblings! He's pretty great.