Monday, October 25, 2010

We're still alive!

Whew, life is certainly a whirlwind these days and probably isn't going to slow down for some time.  In the meantime, here are some pictures from my mom from our time in Richmond.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Multitudes again

*a post from a looooonnnggg time ago that never got posted* (better late than never, right?)

For those of you who don't know about this Gratitude Community that is keeping my blog alive (albeit barely alive), please read about it and drink deeply from this sacred blog (I know, it sounds like an oxymoron to associate "sacred" and "blog" but really, it's true for this one.)

holy experience

*Adam's last day of work!
*For God's provision for our family through his job for the last two years
*Seeing an old friend
*And enjoying her hospitality
*And conversation with her
*Meeting her husband for the first time

*Meeting her second-born for the first time
*And her meeting ours!

*First-borns playing together as if they're old friends
*Country fairs
*Michigan summers
*Strategies from friends (and tents and noise machines) to aid in sleeping in the same hotel room with your kids
*Cousin fun
*Acoustic instrumental Beatles' albums
*Hearing your favorite Beatles' song playing when you walk into a coffee shop
*Coffee shops that have used books for sale
*including a Carson commentary for 50 cents
*visiting the legendary Wheaton College
*Getting to see THE REAL WARDROBE!
*Katie's complete awe upon opening the doors
*And discovering that fur coats were hanging inside
*The awesome warning inside, "The Wade Center is not responsible for any persons who might disappear into this wardrobe."  (or something to that effect)
*Lewis' desk, Lewis' pipe, Lewis' teapot, and Tolkein's desk at which he wrote The Hobbit
*"super-pizza" (thanks, Ryan and Sarah...and Adam W for coining the phrase)
*that He gave our family grace to sleep in the same room for days on end!
*but that He also gives us separate rooms for my each of the girls at home
*sleeping in a room without my children
*a few days of normalcy