Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Officially official (its been a while... sorry)

This will be the two younger boys' room in the parsonage.
This is the living room; I'm thinking about keeping the tables and chairs. :)
We will have a new home. Relief. Excitement. Anxiety. Nervousness. Adventure. All of it, all wrapped up together. Mostly it just feels really good to have direction- to know where the boys will go to elementary school in the fall, to know where we'll live, and just to know.

Now comes the hard part, preparing to leave. I love my people here, and I love knowing where to get a free muffin with coffee before 8am, how to get fresh vegetables all summer long, where the discount bread store is and who to call if I need... anything.

Keymar, Maryland. That's where we're headed and we're excited.
But that's all I can write because there's a lump in my throat for all we'll leave behind.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Suits

The boys have never had suits before. We have them this year for Uncle Garth and Aunt Jodie's wedding in June. For the most part, no one complained too much about getting dressed up this morning- that is after I convinced Elijah that he was dressing up as James Bond.

Spring in Jersey

A few days in Jersey with our cousins and Uncle Josh and Aunt Jess, and we're back home again now. We had a terrific time together as always and can't wait to do it again. I didn't ever get a good picture of Garrett or Nora so you'll have to see them on the steps in the picture of all of the kids. We love you guys! Happy Easter!

Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.