Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Fun

Dad and Jonathan - just chillin'.

Leesi, in constant motion.

Jonathan helps Grandpa celebrate his birthday.

Grandma models the mallard duck costume at the nature center.

Leesi loves being a puppy. Jonathan is ambivalent about being a giraffe.

A ride on the ferris wheel with a two-year old can be a frightening experience
(for the mom, that is).

Jonathan's tiny pool

A trip to the Columbia County Fair with Grammy.
"Pigs won't get me, pigs won't get me!"

Tea Party with Grammy and Grams... what fun!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Well, life in transition continues... We would have liked to be settled by now, in an apartment or home, and in a new job. But that apparently is not what God had for us. And so we continue to wait. It gets a bit discouraging at times. (You can read Greg's posts here, here, and here for a little more info on the past month of job searching)

I'm trying to be patient, and thankful. I'm trying to trust instead of worrying.

So in this moment I choose to be thankful... thankful that we have wonderful families who have graciously opened their homes to us and let us take over their living space with toys and clothes and diapers; thankful that we have still have some money in the bank and one last paycheck coming from JBU, thankful that I get to have my wonderful husband around a little more often, thankful for my beautiful children, thankful for wonderful weather... most of all, thankful for a heavenly Father who loves us, is all-powerful, and will work to bring about what is best in His time.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Another year

Today was my birthday, and it was wonderful. It started with a cute little girl giving me a birthday card and saying, "Happy Birthday Momma!" and ended with dinner and a walk on the water with my love. This was the view from my seat at dinner. Thank you to everyone who made this a special day for me!

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July

At one point yesterday Elisa pointed up at the sky and asked, "What's that blue thing Mommy?"

Yep. That pretty much sums up the weather we've been having.

But I've long thought that summer doesn't really come to the Northwest until the Fourth of July. So, summer here we come... right?