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A Summer Recap

What a whirlwind these last few months have been. In June, we moved back to the Memphis area from Nairobi, Kenya. Since that time a LOT has happened.

– Right before we left Kenya, we went on an incredible safari to the Mara.

– Ezzie turned 1 (and is currently almost 15 months)

– We went to the beach with dear friends

– We visited my grandparents in AR and Kennie’s parent in TX

– We went to Gatlinburg, TN with my family

– Kennie started a new teaching job

– WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! Which we will move into at the end of this month

And so, so much more.

Overall, our transition back to the states has been a good one. We miss our friends in Kenya more and more as time goes on, but we have a complete peace about coming back to this area. Hopefully once we get a bit more settled I will find more time to blog about all of the new chapters in our lives… the house church we are involved in, being new home owners, of course babies, major budgeting and all that fun stuff 🙂

I’m about to OVERLOAD you with photos….

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They loved her… and she loved the attention.

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Selfie with a herd of elephants #nbd

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Ezra and Kennie reading their books on the plane.


She LOVED the sand.

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Some of her first steps.

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Ezzie’s First Birthday Party

Ezra’s birthday party was one week, yes, SEVEN DAYS after moving back home from Kenya. That first week was full of jet lag, eating as much Chick-fil-A as possible (trust me, you miss it while living overseas), and LOTS of party planning. I tried to keep the party as simple and budget friendly as possible. I made the cake with this recipe and this recipe. Y’all, best. white. cake. EVER. No joke. Oh, and this recipe for the marshmallow fondant (also amazing!). We had the best time seeing our friends and family and of course celebrating one of my life’s most precious blessing, little Ez. I can’t believe she’s 1 and I can’t believe how full my heart it. Love, love, love her!!


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