Back in Kansas City Already?

After almost three weeks in beautiful Phoenix, we made our return to Kansas City. Our time spent in Arizona was really busy, but overall very nice. Although it was packed, we got to see our families, go hiking a lot, eat delicious Mexican food, and play a lot of Settlers of Catan. Over the trip though, Lauren’s grandma passed away – which has been very hard for us. We are so happy because we know she is not in pain anymore and she’s with the Lord, but death is always hard to cope with. Please be praying for us. I (Lauren) am flying out on Thursday to attend the funeral, then returning Friday afternoon.

Here are a bunch of random photos from our trip! We can’t remember the order they all go in – so bear with us!

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^ Forgot to share our tree-swing photos from KC!Β photo 4

^ We randomly found the swing on one of our exploring walks.Β photo 1

^ Baby shoes I made for Penny (which were too small! So sad!)photo 2

^ Little plush whale I made for Penny too. πŸ™‚photo 5

^ Luke made me take a picture with a snowman on our flight back to AZ.photo 2

^ Forgot to share these other photos from the zoo!photo 1

^ Josiah and the monkey!photo 4 photo 3

^ Josiah and the goat!photo 5

^ Josiah and the fishies!Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

^ Miller Christmas photo. We look good, eh?photo 1

^ Christmas Eve service with Oasis!photo 2

^ The “guilty-I-just-ate-a-donut-face” of Luke.
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^ Lovely Christmas day hike in the Superstition Mountains.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

^ SO NICE to be outside and not be freezing!photo 3

^ Aren’t they cute?
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^ Nice view of 4Peaks from another hike at Saguaro Lake.Β photo 1 photo 2

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^ Bryan Miller, ladies and gentleman.Β photo 1

^ Poly… what a weird dog. She half-sits on the bottom step. Ha.

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^ Terribly dark photo, but this is Bryan singing at Kayla’s Coffee Night for Cure.photo 1

^ Beautiful eggs from the Beaches chickens! So yummy!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

^ Baby sheep at Agritopia! Too cute!photo 4

^ Me and baby Evie. πŸ™‚photo 3

^ More hiking, Salt River this time!photo 2 photo 3 Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

^ Pretty view of Downtown Phoenix.Β photo 3

^ One more hike, at South Mountain!photo 1 photo 4 photo 2

^ My new hat. πŸ˜‰photo 5

^ Last cutesy couple photo at the Library Riparian Preserve.Β photo 2

We just happened to be flying in on the snow-blizzard and record-low-temps weekend, so that was fun. We got stuck in the snow, and had to spend the night in Topeka! This was the weird hobbit/dwarf door from our hotel room.

That’s all for now, folks!

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