As much as I love the anonymity of the road, it feels so good to pull into a familiar driveway knowing that family are eagerly awaiting us. Our visit with Uncle Lonny and Aunt Kathy was a time of rest and encouragement. It was a time of storytelling around dinner tables and fires. Words of comfort and healing and faith, always accompanied by lots of laughter.

There were lots of firsts. It was the first time they had met Eli. I finally caught some fireflies. We met some more family members. I rode a mower around their land. We were served mac and cheese the way  grandmas used to make it. And Eli experienced his first Smore, which he loved…he is his mother’s son.

We’ll miss them so much.

Erik is giving the tour to the kids. See their little feet?

New family!


Candi made this for us!

Uncle Lonny

Uncle Lonny and Aunt Kathy

Notice the flames?…so awesome.

Every chance he got, Eli would race over to the mower, climb up and pretend to drive it. VROOOOOM!

Uncle Lonny makes some amazing things in his shop.

Eli’s truck.

Eureka Springs

Old town

at the KOA

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  1. Love these photos! Eli is getting SO big! And he looks so much like Erik! Hope your next adventure is great!

  2. Kathy Hopp

    We had so much fun with you guys here. It was so refreshing & wonderful to see this new phase in your life Jamie. You growing up, you graduating from college, getting married, & having a new family now. It is so wonderful to see you so happy. We miss you guys soooooooo much!!!!!!!!

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