***And just like that, we're here in St. Louis, starting the next chapter of our story. We spent nearly 3 months on the road exploring, visiting, and dining our way through 26 beautiful states. We're so thankful for the friends and family who opened their doors and schedules to spend time with us and for the blessing of safety, good health, and time to enjoy an incredible journey.***
Elise & Caleb: So excited to see our "very own" National Park, it was the first thing on our list once we arrived! They also wanted to savor the thought of getting a Jr. Ranger badge here and decided to wait for it until their second or third visit. (Love them!)
...They also started school this week! We had a pretty great time learning on the road, but they were also quite excited to begin second grade and kindergarten at our neighborhood elementary school.
Lucas: Soaking up some quite time - just the two of us. (Big kids off to school, Josh at a meeting for work, and Eden down for a nap)
Eden: Spent the day at Mills Apple Farm picking...you guessed it, apples! This little one rode on my back most of the time and I loved hearing her intermittent slurping and crunching while she chomped on her very own apple.