US!

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We had my friend snap a pic for us before church last week.

We are awesome ❤

Like we have been through so darn much and we have come out better and stronger.

Hannah is my little mother hen, baby lover, guitar playing, artist. Zoomie is my squishy love, singer, dancer, ball playing, funny boy. Bubba is my sarcastic, literal, violin playing, master lego builder. Superman, he is Superman. He works his butt off every single day for us. He is hilarious, kind, and just so much fun. I could not be more blessed.

Life and things

So Hurricane Harvey turned into a little jerk and flooded a lot of my friends out of their homes.

We evacuated.

We are happy we didn’t flood but we are crushed and feel helpless for our friends.

Fires are burning. Longview WA is so smoky kids aren’t getting recess. Thousands of acres gone because a kid wanted to throw a firecracker in the forest.

My mom is…… I don’t have adequate words but she’s stressing me out.

My uncle can’t find his kid. She’s in her twenties but I’m pretty sure she’s on drugs. I have no idea where her son is or how he is. I hoped better for her.

we went to the Dallas Botanical gardens one day while we were evacuated to get our minds relaxed. It was amazing there. the zoo had a free day for Houston evacuees. It was really neat! The plus was it’s super shaded at that zoo which was nice.

my sweet daughter had her birthday while we were evacuated so I’m thankful we were able to make it fun for her still!

Kids

They are stressful and amazing. Kids are joyous and energy sucking. They are a true and beautiful gift from God.

I'm trying to capture my moments more. Too often I forget to pull out my camera.

I was shooting with my broken lens. My favorite lens. I'm trying to save for a new one. This poor guys only focuses half of the time.

Funny story. I bought the lens new two years ago on amazon. I bring it to the camera repair shop and he said it's useless and from the 1990's. Not brand new. I paid a brand new price. Talk about bummed. So I get to start over again. People suck.
Not you 🤓 just everyone else!

Embassy Suites 

So we are picky about hotels. 

Let me just say that we LOVE Embassy Suites hotels. It’s always easy. 

Our room was very clean, I love that you can wear white socks that stay white. (Yes we have been in hotels with very gross carpet. Clearly.) 

In the evening they have free drinks at the bar. Not every drink is free but my Stella beer was so that was a big win. They also have chips and salsa out for free and usually fruit too! We got full on that. We skipped the pool this time because one kid had an ear infection but it was clean and nice and looked like it wanted us all to jump in. Instead we went up to the room. Watched cable and enjoyed a long hot hotel shower. For some reason that’s my fav. 
The highlight of the trip is breakfast. The bacon is so darn good. They have the normal hotel stuff (toast, muffins, fruit) and then they have eggs, amazing potatoes, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, and an awesome person that will custom make you omelette and pancakes if you want them. All included in the hotel cost. 

My only complaint is the scrambled eggs are too wet for me. I like a well done scrambled egg. 
All in all we have never been disappointed here. We have actually stayed at this one in Houston several times just to get away and relax.