A week ago, yesterday, Mary Lou took the 3 older girls to her house for a few days to spend some time with them. That Saturday, Ross and Lindsay left to go back home, so it was a super quiet weekend with just Tatum around the house. We didn't know what to do with ourselves. By Sunday afternoon, I realized that I had been needing a break for a very long time. I felt better than I have felt in months!
On Monday, we went to Vancouver and toured homes all day. We haven't found "the one" yet. We've seen a lot of potential and are excited at the prospects! From Vancouver, we drove to Rainier to get the girls. We stayed over night and on Tuesday we went to the photography studio that Mary Lou used to work at to get our pictures done (just Will and I) for our 10th anniversary. It was so fun! I want to have our pictures done every 10 years. I think it will be funny to look back at how we've changed.
Last night my mom and I went shopping for Will and the girls some new clothes. It looks like Mariah and Brinlee will have to start school here at Lincoln Elementary, which is just down the road from my moms. So we got them each an outfit and a pair of jeans to get them started on their school clothes. Mary Lou wanted to take us shopping while we were in Rainier earlier in the week, but we just didn't have enough time up there. She mentioned that she wants to come down here so that we will have a few more options than what's in Longview. It was fun to go shopping. That's something I haven't done, for real, in years. All the clothes they had in HI were either sent to us from the grandma's, or hand-me-downs from friends. I did buy them things here and there for holidays and special occassions, but I never got to just go out and "pleasure shop". THANKS MOM!