Hugs all around

I just had a nice chat on the phone with my kids. I've had a chance to miss them this weekend, while I've been "working" in New York City, such a "boring" and "uninteresting" place.

Anyway, it's funny how when you are removed from children, they become super cute. I'm not saying they can't be cute when you are near them, but there's something about hearing a 5 year old's voice over the phone, hearing them inquire, "mom, where are you? when are you coming back? Can I give you a big hug when you get back?  Can we cuddle for 25 minutes when you come back?" that makes you really really MISS them. 

I've said it before, and I'll say it now again.  Being away from my kids brings a real clarity of mind. I can see what I need to improve, how I can help them, how I can understand them better. And how I can be less of a jerk. I love that feeling. It's not one I have very often!

I'm excited to see them tomorrow, get back into the homeschooling, the reading of Harry Potter, the daily cuddles.  And I can't wait to give Tyler a gigantanormous hug! 

He drove 32 hours across the country with the two littles. I think he'll really be needing a hug. 

More from our really, really fun camping trip across Canada, specifically Salt Spring Island.

Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

It was a little worriesome camping right by a large ocean. We felt like we had to keep an eye on the kids always.  After we "made" lunch one day, I couldn't spot the kids- and I found them right under our cliff, plotting together. 

Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

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