Sunday, May 16, 2010

Moving

The big day is almost here. For the last week or so we have been living in a state of limbo. Our household goods are on a truck, somewhere. We will be leaving town on Tuesday for Kentucky. This is not an easy time, but we know that God has a plan for us in KY at this point in our lives. While it sure would be nice to stay here and grow with our friends and church family, we will instead be challenged to step out in faith in a new town.

We have been blessed by dear friends who have housed various children of ours for various lengths of time so that they do not go insane in a house that is empty. We will miss them terribly when we are gone. Friends like them show us a true example of Christ's work on earth. They willingly opened their home, shared their food, offered patience, grace, and mercy to us during this time of transition. The friendship they offered to us the entire time we have been here in GA has been an answer to prayer. I have gained much through friendship with them. It is nice to have friends that offer advice without being judgemental, that you can share your highest moments and deepest failures with. I truly cherish my friendship with Abbie and love her children and their family.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Babysitting

So my friend Abbie has 5 kids, and one on the way . . .when it was time to find out whether #6 was a boy or a girl, I watched a few of her kids. (Oldest, Zoe, went to the ultrasound). That left me with 8 kids. I can usually pull off these babysitting feats with little difficulty, but sometimes I pull out the high chair for C.R. . . .




And do things like let the kids watch TV and eat their lunch on the couch (or while sitting on the windowsill if you are Jack). Afterall, I want them to think it is fun to come to our house.

James and His Favorite Christmas Present

video video

Sunday, May 2, 2010

How Did You Start the New Year?



We started the new year in a way that is only experienced by certain truly blessed members of the world. We were in the land of the pickle drop. The famous Dillsburg PA. (Mr. Peanut, spray painted mostly green, dropped at the stroke of midnight in Dillsburg to ring in the new year) We were planning on returning to GA early the next day so most of the family skipped the late night festivities. Laura, Jack, Daddy, and Auntie Beth got to attend the kids Pickle Drop (Mrs. Peanut, spray painted green I believe, at the fire station?) There were lots of games and fun activities for kids . . .

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Riding in Style



Megan has really had it good for her first year. Here she is in her sling. I made it myself with some fabric, a pattern from the internet, and some rings ordered from slingrings.com. She has used it well! Since James is the type of older brother who requires 2 hands free, she has enjoyed rides in this well past the age most babies get carried around in such a manner. She still fits into it well at 1 year of age. Now I use it more as a hip holder, but it does the job!