It's funny how time can be so hard to pin down. While I feel like I've been away from the online world of blogging and emailing and twittering for endless ages now, it also feels like this past week has flown by in an instant.
The internet is such an amazing thing. How can I possibly express the gratitude I feel for the connections and loving friendships that have enriched my life so very much? Eva has definitely become one of the family...and there are so many little smiles stored in my heart, little glimpses of this fact. Annie and Eva picking out clothes, Max pestering Eva to play badminton, Gray being contrary with Eva, Eva busting on Rich...all these little moments of ease and comfort. :)
It seemed simultaneously a busy week and week where not much happened but living and loving. We went thrifting. We went to the library. We hit the coffee shop a few times. We ate out a few times. We walked around a fun section of downtown. We visited a city park. We talked. A lot. We cooked. We ate. We drank chai--Eva makes the best chai. Ever. We talked. A lot. We played badminton. We watched Gray and Annie practice Aikido, and witnessed Gray earning his yellow belt. (Yay Gray!) We played word/drawing games. We talked. A lot. We read. We squeezed in some school. And homework. We wrote down book recommendations. We knitted. And crocheted. We talked. A lot. We survived yet another septic system problem. And sunburn. And a complete week of unseasonably warm weather.
I was rather sporadic in my picture taking, but I'm grateful that I captured at least a few moments from our week:
I think I was in serious denial all day about the fact that Eva was leaving this afternoon. It hit me really hard about ten minutes before they had to leave for the airport. But I am consoling myself with the thought that tomorrow I will get to do some blog reading and catch up with my other friends that I've been missing so much. You all have been posting, right???