You'd never know it from these photos, but the first half of the day in beautiful Rovinj was a bit of a disaster. I would guess that most parents will probably say, "duh!" to this, but to be completely honest, traveling with our sweet kids has often been exhausting. I can still see Cam looking over at me, holding one of our screaming babies while I held the other in the middle of a crowded cobblestone street of tourists in Rovinj, and saying WHAT THE HECK ARE WE DOING!? Sometimes we just have to break out laughing to keep our stress levels down. The last part of the day here was wonderful, with about ten shared gelato, after we lowered and changed our expectations for our babies' sake, and that's when I was able to snap all of these photos. We are learning as we go. I'm sharing this just to stay honest with you. Like most good things, it isn't easy to travel with our precious children.. It's parenting in a different location, and usually harder, but we're so very thankful we get to do it! We're getting to create some absolutely amazing memories together as a family. And I am so thankful to parent alongside Cam.
Mom and Dad, I want to bear hug you. Thank you so much for traveling with us four kids as much as we did growing up! I'm realizing the enormity of that gift all the more as a parent.