Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Pretending is fun sometimes. I highly recommend it. I spent the weekend with Eric attending a financial  seminar in Washington, D.C.  A financial person I am not unless you count spending in which I excel. Further more I was sans children, and a car so was free to travel about either on foot, by taxi or by metro. Riding the metro makes me feel positively urban, the hustle while trying not to trip up the escalators, the missing the train and having to wait a long time but looking like it doesn't matter. Speaking of urban, I accidentally found myself running in a park that was in the process of re-stabilization. I ran rather quickly out of there and back onto the road once I spotted a man with what looked like a pacifier in his mouth. I found this disturbing.

During the seminar itself, I was transported back to my college days when the presenter began speaking and I began taking notes.  I would have had my cool MacBook Air to take them on if I had remembered to charge it. Outlets were a premium there and a hazard. One man walked by one of the busier outlets and tripped on one of the dangling wires of someone's laptop, knocking the laptop off the table and falling himself. There was also a man who kept falling completely asleep two rows up from me! I did have to leave myself to get some water to drink during the very dry tax presentation.

I do miss those days of soaking up all the information my brain could contain and then being tested on it, except for Chemistry in which I soaked up very little.  I figure it's this or luminosity to keep this aging brain going. I also can't bring myself to pay for and play those memory games. Who knows maybe I'll learn a thing or two!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy 6 Years to Us!

Wow, one more year flew by! We have crossed some serious milestones this year. All three of you are now sitting with us in Big Church and are no longer required to wear name tags of any kind when in our church. This is huge! We have also had the birds and the bees conversation with each of you in varying degrees but with much the same responses of silent awkwardness. You are all able to keep up with the adults on a family bike ride and we are very close to enjoying the same movies, although your dad is closer to this than I am. And let's not forget you have become aunts and uncle to Lucy this year! I think you are enjoying the switch of not being the youngest ones in the family even though this translates sometimes to being squished in the way back of the Sequoia to make room for her car seat upfront when she is with us.

I have loved the 6 years of memories that we have made together, every single one. I'm so glad that I have been your mom to cheer you when you made the volley ball team and just be with you when you didn't. I'm so glad to have been the one to start you reading on Frog and Toad, to teach you how to write in cursive and to help you come up with introductory sentences for the papers that you are now required to write. The love of reading and writing I am still waiting on, but I'm hopeful!

My favorite thing by far has been to introduce you and teach you about Jesus and see you grow to love him more everyday. This was His whole idea that He planned before the beginning of time, for me to be your mom and for Daddy to be your Dad. I pray that you will love Jesus with your whole heart and that you will know that He loves you more than you will ever know.

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Ephesians 3:16-18.