Life…and Medieval Times

Hello everyone! I have been so extremely absent the last couple weeks…life has just been so crazy and hectic {in a good way} since we made our big announcement. I’m not sure why, but adjusting to change seems to be a whole lot easier to me than accepting the change that is to come. For some reason, coming to terms with our shift in life was the hard part…so I am happy that is all behind and we are just learning to live with our new life. 
I am so proud of my husband. He did not take this decision lightly but, as we mentioned in the earlier posts, spent many, many months seeking advice, as well as praying and fasting regarding his decision. We committed to each other that even though his job is no longer 8-5, we would still carry on in an organized, disciplined fashion…at least as much as we could. So he has been up every day, just like normal, at 6 AM, starting his day with prayer, and then at 8 making his way to Panera which is currently his “office”. ha. He tried to plunker down at the other end of the dining room table, where I work, but he was quickly overtaken by Evy’s Tree personnel. :) So if you see him at Panera, you’ll know why he is there, I am feeding him I promise! ha. 
{P.S. Did you see his Sunday morning Sermon??? So proud of him! :)}
Even though we have been trying to carry on as normal, life is still just a tad hectic. Earlier this year, Brandon agreed to travel with the WAY Choir down to So Cal, which took place last week. Jake and I decided to go with him. I had some fabric shopping that needed to be done and we have been looking for a reason to take Jake to Medieval times without Evy, as we didn’t think she would enjoy it but knew Jake would LOVE it. My mom agreed to have Evy at her place for the week, so we jumped on the chance to travel with Brandon. 
I have a confession here: I was a bit worried about how Jake would do on this trip. It’s a LOT of driving and there are services every night except one, not to mention switching hotels almost every night, which he is not good at. But I am proud to say he did AMAZING. Seriously, he was awesome. I was bursting with pride for him every day. He really is a great kid!
On the one evening off, we went to Medieval times. The day we left {yes, I said the DAY we left, she’s that good, ha} my mom in law came over and threw together a knights costume for Jake, so he was all prepared. He was SO EXCITED!!! He fell asleep in the car on the way there, but woke up just as we drove into the parking lot:
This is how he sleeps, crazy, huh?
Waking up and seeing the castle….

The Castle…

Dressed and ready to go in!

His scary face…
With his favorite shield and sword.

The Herald, the King and the Princess come out to greet you. Jake was soooo excited!

“It’s called a Lance, HELLO!” {Name that line..ha}

In the courtyard. We couldn’t get Jake to sit still for a picture, he was so excited. The crown we are wearing is the color knight we are to cheer for.

Posing with a knight.
Waiting for the doors to open.

Our seats, in the front row…

Our knight..,

He was so excited that we couldn’t get him to eat. This was about the only bite he took. Ha.

Attempting to eat with my hands. Kinda gross actually. :)

Posing with our knight after the show. He LOVED him!

The Prince and Princess.
Other knights…

He seriously had soooo much fun! And then afterwards we drove back down to Oceanside and stayed with our dear cousins Stephan and Jana. We love to visit with them. Here Jana is explaining to me how a Baby Alive can suck. Kinda weird. ha. 

Brandon and Stephan discussing the ipad, of course.

Us all outside in their backyard. Their house butts up to Camp Pendleton, you can hear the practice bombs and cannons go off during the night. Very cool.

Jake showing us his skills on the play structure.

Ireland, she is amazing, yes?!?

Well, that’s that! We had so much fun down there…Have you ever been to Medieval Times? They are having a sale right now on tickets {HERE} so you should go! You’d love it! :)
Oh, and please forgive me for not visiting ANYONE’S blog lately. I have been so brain dead. Going to do my best to head over later tonight. :) Big hugs everyone!

11 thoughts on “Life…and Medieval Times

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    amber. says:

    Haha. "It's a LANCE….Helllooooo!" Love that movie! Love the pics. Jake looked too cute.

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    Jenni says:

    oh my, is he not the absolute cutest at medieval times?! seriously, the excitement bursts out of every single picture, it is like i can feel it!

    ps-it was a few post ago, but i blogged about evy's tree in a post about where i like to shop! just saying, if you read nothing else on my blog, head to that post my friend! so proud of you!

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    How fun! We've never been to Midieval Times – looks like Jake had a ball1

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