Here's me and cute hubs.
My brother's family....bigger and better now!
Here's a picture of all of us. My kids look so grown up!
Here is the whole group of 19...and counting?
And here we are being weird. Yes, I know my daughter's underwear is showing, but we have laughed about it too many times not to put it on the blog.
And then the morning came to leave. We filled up on eggs and doughnuts, headed to the airport, weighed luggage and repacked, left some things behind, presented our passports and boarding passes, and were off. I was flagged for an individual thorough security check, apart from my family, which was stressful. Perhaps they think any woman attempting to fly with such cute kids must be up to something. We have narrowed down the reasons as we've researched and talked to others. It seems many folks like us are getting flagged, for the sheer reason that we are flying in and out of the Middle East.
But the Middle East is home. The goodbyes are the WORST part, but the Lord gave me this sunset upon my return to remind me He is here, too. Thank you, all, for the wonderful summer! I am refreshed.