We’re Alive! And (Mostly) Making It!

Ok, I’ve neglected this spot for a really long time. I say that a lot, don’t I? But this time it was kind of an intentional break. I love having this blog so I can look back at certain times in our life as a family to remember what was going on and how it was all making me feel. But after we brought our girls home, I just really needed time and space to be really present and experience the changes without having to analyze things or organize my thoughts. And to be really honest, Uganda was hard. Like really really hard. And I needed some distance from it to be able to process things before I talked a lot about it.

BUT–we’re making it! Well, we’re mostly making it. Some days are better than others. Actually, we’ve had a lot more of the better days recently. There are still days where I have to just ask myself at the end of the day, “is everyone still alive?” and if the answer is yes, I’ll count it as a win. But every day I am just so so grateful to be where I am and living this life I’ve been called to.

So, some Hart family updates–

  • In July we went on vacation with my whole family. It was by far the most interesting vacation we’ve ever taken together. Full of critters, power outages, scorching temps, and no air conditioning. Oh yeah, and having the water shut off on us. Corey and I voted it our most Ugandan vacation–that wasn’t to Uganda. Weird for sure–but also quite memorable ;).

bonboo and girls

Baby Jesse is wondering if these cousins know what they’re doing ;).

Jesse and girls

I cannot get enough of this picture. So cute, all of them.


Leiper’s Fork, TN, photobombed by JJ.


I’m as obsessed with baby Jesse as the girls are. He is so sweet and squishy!

  • Over the summer we also decided to home school the girls. I am so excited about this decision, but over the last week I’ve started to get really nervous! I think it will be amazing though, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.


(Ok, I’m not gonna lie. This was taken during the most grueling game of Memory ever. Bonnie and I just about lost our minds. Hoping home schooling goes better than this. I mean, it has to, right??)

  • In August, we took our first just-girls roadtrip to PA to visit my family. It was so much fun–the girls had a blast and came back to Durham totally.exhausted. I’m really looking forward to doing this every summer.


I love how much she loves him. Are you noticing a theme here? I think this was the summer of baby Jesse!


We went to Delgrosso water park while we were in PA. The girls had such a blast! We can’t wait to do it again.

  • One of the biggest things for me this summer is that I onboarded and started selling LuLaRoe clothing! It has been challenging and time consuming, but so much fun and I’m really excited to see where this is going to go.


That’s all for now. I’m so glad to be back here writing. I’ll share more with you as I’m able. Thank you for keeping up with us and our adventures!