I was so excited to capture our last bit of family time at the beginning of August before Mr P had to return to the UK for work. The sun was out and it was just the four of us all day at my parents house where we have so many memories together already including getting married in this very spot. The views are amazing and the river flows right along side the house making for a great morning coffee setting.
The kids made the most of their family time splashing in the water and keeping Daddy and I on our toes chasing after them. There is nothing I love more than to travel with my family. The kids are getting to be pros at it too. They sit in their seats on the plane between 10-14 hours at a time. I don’t know how they do it since they can’t sit still in a cart at the grocery store for more than five minutes.
Mr P soaked up as much sun as he could on his two week stay with us. Knowing full well when he returned he would be greeted with cold and rain and he was.
I enjoyed having us all together on vacation. The kids and I arrived in America in June and spent the weeks until Daddy joined us visiting family and friends, swimming, hiking, watching parades and more. It was great to see the kids making memories where I had made my own child hood memories. To have the four of us together there was truly bittersweet, especially going on outings that I did as a child with my own parents and now doing it with my own children.. I was full of happy emotions and hopeful thinking that they will love it as much as I did as a child.
I am over having more kids. I joke about it a lot especially since Mr P doesn’t want anymore. I always thought I would have four but this summer I really felt complete. I felt grateful for this beautiful family of four that I have. I have my son, I have my daughter, and I have my gorgeous hubby. I could not ask for more. I am grateful to be their wife and mother, watching them grow and bond together too.
There is nothing better than family, and this summer really reminded me of how important each member of a family is. I am extremely close to my cousins, aunts, uncles, siblings, and even distant cousins and I want that for my children too. So I have pledged to do more facetime with my kids and my usa family, to keep the communication more open between our two countries and our two lives. Up until now, they have remained very separate. Our American lives stop when we leave and our UK lives stop when we arrive in the states. It’s very split but I don’t it to be like that. I want my children to grow up with it all inner mixed. Sharing our UK lives more with our USA one and vice versa. After all they are duel nationalities!
I can’t thank my little family for giving me the best summer I have ever had. I just know that every summer our adventures will get bigger and better as the kids get older. I already can’t wait until our next family vacation together. It truly was so magical!