Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Breaking the Silence

Sorry it's been so quiet around here.

I've been a little busy.......

School is in full swing, and we're really feeling the crunch with the move coming up.

Plus, that upcoming beach vacation hasn't made it any easier to wade through the mountains of work around here (I'm referring to BOTH schoolwork AND laundry).

Adding a language learning to the school day has been a lot of fun - it is so wonderful to watch the learning take place. It is also EXHAUSTING.

And, well, then there's that two year old running around.

The good news is, I will soon have some great beach pictures.

The bad news is, lately, even when I wait until the very late hours of the night to blog (OK, I'm talking about 9:30, but by this time I feel like it's midnight) I end up with SOMEONE standing very close to me chattering away. HINT - It's a he, and he's usually talking to me about video games. Or Pokemon. And because he was such a good sport on that two week trip to China, supporting me through jet lag and emotional roller coasters, I feel like I have to listen. Or at least pretend.

So if I'm absent for a while, please forgive me. We REALLY need this vacation. But I do promise to post lots of updates and pics as soon as we get back.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Weekend

We rejoice today because we remember that He rose again - a promise fulfilled!! And we can enjoy eternal life with Him! What a joy to be able to live every day knowing that.
We've been explaining Easter to Abby for the last few days, and she gets the "gist" of it. She knows that Jesus died on the cross three days prior, and that He rose again on Easter day. I'm sure she can't understand the significance of that. Sadly, she probably knows more in knowing those facts than most people out there.

I'm sure she's wondering what all this has to do with a big fluffy bunny bringing you basketfuls of treats. But she asked no questions, just rolled with it.....

I love this next set of pictures, because it was Abby's very first time in a bathing suit!!! She's been getting to experience a lot of "firsts" lately, and it always breaks my heart that she had to wait so many years to do so many things that our bio kids take completely for granted. I love sharing in the joy of her new experiences.

In the hustle and bustle of getting ready for church this morning, I missed taking any pictures of everyone all dressed up. And once we got home, they all scurried out of those nice outfits as quickly as humanly possible.

Which just means I'll have to make them get back into it all tomorrow................

UPDATE ON MY DAD: Thank you for all of your prayers. Dad went home from the hospital yesterday afternoon, although he never did end up having surgery. They decided he is stable enough for now and want to do some more tests to see what is behind his recurring problems. So he gets to look forward to a colonoscopy in the next week or two. I'm sure there's nothing he'd rather be doing : )