Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
God is so good to give us you. And he is so good to fill our lives here with people we love and cherish as well. I feel so grateful for the relationships we have on both sides of the globe that encourage us, fill our cup, and keep us laughing. Here are some of our dear friends from this side of the world! Looks like they are starting a band! (Brandi, Emma Grace must be my daughter. How many rock star band performances did we do over the years?)
And the boys. I love this picture. They are both sporting their baseball gear...evidently Isaac has already been assigned to the short stop position. With Jack's build, I think he might be the catcher? I think he would actually do best as a lineman in football. Looks like they are high fivin' for a good game! Hopefully they'll be finished with the pacis before they meet the competition!
For you guys far away-Aunts and Uncles, and Grandparents and Cousins and Sisters and brothers and friends....We love you. We miss you dearly. For you cute little band members, our baseball team, the gazillion cute little kids in our community and your parents...we love you and we are so grateful to be here with you.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
We've been busy lately so I haven't been online much. Last week we spent some time at the "Century City" and the "New World Asia Sports Center." These are both about 3-5 miles from our little town. (Remember we live in the Mayberry of China) These two places are GIGANTIC apartment complexes with everything from movie theaters and fun outdoor play areas for kids, to karaoke bars, swimming pools, and pretty good restaurants. We first went to the New World place to check out their outdoor kids play areas. They are awesome and we definitely plan to spend more time there! Then this weekend we went to the Century City. (an apartment complex that when full can hold more than 600,000 people!) Why did we go? Oh, for the grand opening of the KFC! YES, that's right. Having a KFC near by is BIG news for us and we thought it would only be right to show our support by enjoying some finger licking goodness on their grand opening. It was a tiny bit chaotic but we enjoyed it.
I really really really love our little town, all the quirky, kind people, and how quiet it is out here. I'm thankful not to live in the hustle and bustle of downtown. But it's hard sometimes to be far away and not have many options for fun and an occasional western food fix with a great kids play area! So we're thrilled to have these new options near by!
Our landlord decided to let us stay in our apartment next year, so we are currently rearranging a few rooms. Andy's office is becoming the kiddos room and EG's room will become his office. We got a great blue color to paint their room and we had a bunk bed made for them! (Jack will of course be in the crib for quiet a while longer and our little monkey will of course be sleeping on the bottom bunk for a long time as well!) It just came an hour ago and I really like it. Once we get everything squared away I'll post some pictures!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
To Jack, my son, a sheer delight. I love loving you. You looked so precious today in your 9-12 month Kacki shorts and you're button down shirt. You roll over now in your crib but haven't quite figured out how to roll back over. This is not so fun for you, but great for me! I get to come to the rescue and snuggle with you! You're the happiest little guy and making you laugh is so easy and so fun. You look like my brother and you are like Andy's brother in personality. On Mother's Day, I am thankful for the joy you bring to our family and especially to me. No matter how crazy and chaotic life gets for the other three of us, I can count on looking over to that little blue bouncy seat and seeing you kicking those chubby legs and hearing you squeal in delight just 'cause you're happy to be alive!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This is where we wanted to go camping...mountainous, green, lots of water.