Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Scotland: Moncur Castle

I checked off a life bucketlist place: The Moncur Caste! It was the top place I wanted to go in Scotland, not because its popularity or beauty.. but simply for the namesake. Moncur being my maiden name, this is my castle! My dad visited this place on his mission, and also holds some kind of heritage connection but not sure on details there. It was quite a voyage to get here, we passed lots of great Scottish farmland and realized that the castle wasn't reachable by car, so went as far as we could on a dirt path and then pulled over and trekked through a farm and wheat field. By the time we were all back to the car, everyone was soaked from the rain and lots of tears. 

Thursday, August 3, 2023


Lucy girl turned ONE August 3rd! Her birthday completely snuck up on us, it was the day after our big Scotland trip and the same day Avery and Meg arrived so was a bit anticlimactic but we did cake and icecream and sung to her, and thats about it haha. BUT oh man is Lucy adored and celebrated everyday. We just love this girl and it's been so fun having her in our home this year. She brings so many smiles to everyone with her big cheesy grin she gives to everyone and wave. She has so much spunk and personality and already predict her to be the most social of our kids. You can already tell she is tough and can hold her own against her brothers. She is a big snuggler and loves to cuddle up and lay her head on our shoulder when we carry her around which is my favorite. She beat her brothers to walking, even with a fractured leg and not much holds her back. She is busy and strong and into everything! Her favorite toy is my wallet/purse which she likes to take everything out and put in over and over again. WE LOVE LUCY!