After a super long day and night of travel Tuesday / Wednesday, we are home! We are not caught up on sleep (though our kids slept for about 13+ hours Wednesday night) and we are not unpacked (we aren’t motivated to do so since we’re moving in less than three weeks). But we’re home!! The … Continue reading We’re Home!!
Day 27 Part 4 of our trip is coming to an end. The last week in Oregon with my parents has been restful and quiet, punctuated by cozy fires in the wood stove, hot coffee, and lots of Ranch adventures. We’re so thankful for my parents and all they have done to encourage and support … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.8
Day 26 After an early morning interview in French with Ruth and Clara’s school for the fall, we finished packing our suitcases and said, “See ya later” to the Ranch. Mom and Dad drove us to my grandma’s house in Southern Oregon to spend the night before our early flight tomorrow. The weather has been … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.7
Day 25 Happy Mother’s Day to my mama (that pretty lady on the left!) and to Mama Brenda, the loving woman who raised Allen and is already home with Jesus! We celebrated with presents and cards at home, a fun morning at church (we shared an update about serving in Quebec!), lunch at a Chinese … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.6
Day 24 We had a quiet morning, followed by an adventure afternoon! The boys made a trash run and the girls went to a baby shower in town for our sweet friend, Patience. Ruth and Clara loved being at the baby shower, and both napped on the way home. It rained, snowed, hailed, and finally, … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.5
Day 23 The weather alternated between rain and sun all day, which meant we saw some beautiful rainbows, played in fun mud puddles, and picked lots of spring desert flowers. We’re really enjoying time with my parents… we haven’t been here at the ranch in about a year and a half and so much has … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.4
Day 22 We took advantage of a rainy/overcast day today and rested, listened to audio books, adventured outside in our rain coats, drank hot cocoas, colored, tried card tricks, and made poutine for my parents. All in all, it was a pretty good day.
Day 21 We surprised our kids this morning when they woke up! Hudson crawled right into our bed and kept grinning at us in between hugs. Clara kept hiding her face in her own bed before finally snuggling, too. And Ruth, the last to wake up, exclaimed, « Mom! You’re here! » when she noticed … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.2
Day 20 We traveled for 23 hours, from North American coast to coast today. Two checked bags, three flights, four airports, and four security crossings later, we landed in Oregon and met my dad at the airport…. … and we were each wearing blue jeans and blue plaid shirts. We drove back to my parents’ … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.1
Day 19 Today was a day for errands before we fly out again to get our kiddos. We got the oil changed in the Jeep, returned the UHaul, signed our taxes, got COVID tests done, bought a few things we needed at the store, then finished our packing and cleaning at home. We ate dinner … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 3.2