We are having just about the best time that a family can have. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement as we "reintegrate." Brad got back early Tuesday morning last week, I can't believe it hasn't even been a full week yet, to be honest. Our days have been full and our nights have been long, (don't be dirty, I have some sort of rotten chest-cough that has been interrupting sleep, and Walker has it too.) We ran errands, did laundry, ate meals together, and lounged around most of the week. Brad had to go to work for a bit on Friday as well. Walker had a hard time letting him go back after lunch, but was eager to see him come home. We checked out a few mini-vans too, still looking for the right one.
Then Saturday, we got the word that a large portion of the "Lutz Tribe" was going to be able to swing by on their way home from Bryan's graduation from Colorado State Police Academy. So we got to surprise the boys with the news that they were coming, and Wilson could not stop grinning all day. They got in late, late Saturday night, and we had a good time chatting for a few hours before deciding we had better get some rest. Then Saturday morning we headed out for a walk to the playground... Walker and Aunt Victoria shared the wagon...I had to snap a picture of the walk-in-progress (you know me). Some of the guys were still sleeping... They had some discussions about Army details and what-not. (L-R: Blake, Scottie, Ben)
And here is the visiting party with Brad. (Back Row, L-R: Walker, Scottie, Bryan, Brad, Blake, Mom, Tori, Dad, Brett. Front, L-R: Ben, Wils, Colson, Jacqueline and Brennan).
It was a whirlwind visit, that will not be forgotten. We were so blessed and thankful that they went out of their way to come by for a bit.
"Many, O Lord my God are the wonders you have done. The things you have planned for us no one can recount to you: were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare." Psalm 40:5
We are anticipating another fantastic week, and continue to appreciate all of your wonderful prayers for us. I will try to get better at blogging again, quite honestly, I didn't feel the need to pick up the camera from the day Brad got home until the day his family came to visit. I have noticed a big difference from R&R, in which I still felt the weight of the upcoming departure looming over us, and the urgency to record every moment. This time, all I feel is freedom. But, I know y'all still like to see our family pictures, so I will try to do better!!! ♥love♥