Mom left today. Jenn and Sarina came to pick her up. What a house full with almost all the Bell cousins - Kayla, Nolan, Ayden, Ariana, Kellen and Lanelle (we missed you Mikhayla!). It was all very busy and very fun, until it was time to go. I know I will adjust to the bigger family but it was not easy to see Mom go. We went out to the Koops' tonight for Victoria's birthday. The first time I've put Lanelle in the carseat since we brought her home. She slept the whole way out and back and pretty much the whole time we were there. She made it seem easy tonight anyhow.
Seeing our family picture made me feel so grateful - for Ian, our entertaining Kellen, and our new joy. I'm looking forward to finding my groove and settling in to a new routine.