Wednesday, April 23, 2008
We have a magnolia tree in our backyard and last spring it bloomed too early and froze the blossoms. This year we actually got to see it in full bloom before we move. I am thankful because it is SO beautiful! Remember to click on the pictures to see them really well.
What is the perfect storm of moving?? A ten month old that is newly mobile and into EVERYTHING, a house that has not been baby-proofed and a mom that is totally distracted by packing boxes and keeping the house clean in case someone comes to see it (not to mention all of the "normals" like laundry)! Help! I keep telling him I am going to pack him in bubble wrap and send him to Grammy and Papa's. When I told Isaac the same thing, he said, "Yaaaaay! I LOVE grammy and papa!!!"
Yesterday I was packing boxes and making a bunch of noise while Isaac was watching TV. He kept telling me he couldn't hear his program. Finally he said, "Is this going to be, like, a regular thing with you???"
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Graham has been doing lots of new fun things lately. He has recently mastered going from a laying down position to sitting up, and he is right on the verge of crawling. He gets a little frustrated because he wants to crawl SO bad and just can't quite get it yet. For his sake, I hope he learns soon. I am pretty sure it will be within the next week or two. For now, he gets everywhere he wants to by scooting himself there. It is so cute to watch his pudgy little body scoot its way from point A to point B.
As always, I had to include a video of him giggling because it is the most precious sound in the whole world!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
We spent the day at the Children's Science Center downtown. We had a really fun time. Isaac's favorite part was the IMAX-like theatre that took you on a tour through the solar system...it was really neat and a great reminder of how small our lives really are in comparison with the universe. That God cares about us and our concerns is almost more than I can take in!
We still need your prayers so much. It would be so easy to just give in to the the feelings of hopelessness that I feel sometimes. It takes a lot more work to just stay focused on what needs to be done this day and to concentrate on God's Faithfulness and the belief that he has not forgotten us. I honestly have no idea what will happen June 1 (Dave's last day with Citibank will be May 30). We have sent out tons of resumes to date, but with 80,000 people having lost their jobs last month alone, the competition for a good-paying job is tough. Dave has accepted a position (the position he had before we moved here) in Fargo, but we are still more than open to other possibilities. It is nice to have a safety net though.
I am learning lots about seeking God, not for his answers, but for relationship with Him. As one of my friends recently reminded me, if we abide in Christ, then it is impossible to get out of His will--every thought and action we have will be under His influence (through the Holy Spirit working in us). That is a very liberating thought when it seems like you have about a million tough (and life changing) decisions to make on a weekly basis.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
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