In June, Mr. Miller and I celebrated our 8th anniversary. We didn’t have much going on that week, and didn’t have big plans for the special day. So last minute (my favorite minute), I packed up the whoooole family in one day and arranged a little vacation for us. I called Brady’s work and made sure his schedule was taken care of and our anniversary night, surprised him. He was shocked at first, but quickly got excited. I pulled it off! We left early the next morning!
Our wedding anniversary always feels more like a birthday for our family, so it made sense to celebrate all together. Each baby, we take a little trip to welcome them into the family, and this was Major’s. It was such a sweet way to settle in together as a family of 6. He was a perfect angel the whole trip. We had so much fun.
We had friends in Oceanside the same time as us, so we hung out with them on the beach and just had the best time. It was 5 days of doing whatever the heck we wanted – my favorite kind! We hung with our best friends, we played with Auntie and Pat, we had a free day for me to help decorate my sister’s cute beach condo… On father’s day, we watched the NBA finals, ordered pizza, and snagged the sunset on the beach. It was perfect.
Our trip was not short of a few hiccups – a 24 hour stomach bug went through each girl – but even with that craziness, we shifted and adjusted as needed and it made me realize that we are really doing it. We are surviving – even thriving – with our very full family. I’m so glad we still do these things, even though it’s more work. It is more work, but it’s also so much more fun. It’s worth it in every way.
Mr. Miller, thank you for being mine. Thank you for enjoying our children right along side me. Thank you for loving me always always. You are hands down, without a doubt, the best thing that happened to me. I will never forget it.
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