Monday, March 30, 2009

Whew! Long time...

Yeah, yeah. I know. I kinda went MIA for a while. But this has been a long month. And we've had quite a few fun days outside, too. The baseball tradition has continued in this family. Jadon has developed a strong desire to be part of the action already. Chloe and Micah are usually willing to oblige.
He's also really into basketball. Really any kind of ball will do with this guy.

Then last week, Jody and Mark flew to Orlando for the week. So Mark's mom kept their kids until Wed when I picked up the girls(she dropped the boys off the next day) and we spent the rest of the week at their house. I would've brought them here, but I just thought my two bedroom house was a little small to add 4 extra kiddos. Poor Lydia looks so sad. But she actually had a lot of fun playing outside with the sandbox. I hope her Mommy's not too mad when she sees her tights. I tried to get them clean;).Besides, can you imagine anything cuter than these little feet?

Jadon really enjoyed the sandbox, too. At least when he wasn't in trouble for taking Lydia's shovel away.

Anyway, so now we're home and praying for nicer weather. It's been so sketchy around here and these kids are feeling a little tricked by the short stint of 70s a couple of weeks ago followed by 3 inches of snow this weekend.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


So our poor van that I have been disallowed from driving gave out on Kevin on Friday. I spent most of the day picking him up and transporting him from the mechanic to work and back again. We had found a minivan we liked but we were on the fence. The mechanic couldn't find anything wrong with our current van, so we brought it home and went back to the dealership on Saturday to drive it again. Or, at least we tried to go back. We ended up calling a tow truck from the side of the road. Kevin's dad had to pick us up to get us the rest of the way to the dealership. At which point, we decided that we were done messing around with the old van and just bit the bullet to get the new(er) one. It's a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country. This is not actually the one we bought, but you get the idea. It's beautiful inside and out. And it has all the features Kevin wanted plus a few more. I like it a lot, although I would have been happy with one that just made it into town. Suffice it to say that my husband is much pickier about the features than I, and I am happy to benefit from his discernment. Anyway, I'm very pleased with our new van. And thankful that God provided something close to home. Especially considering we drove 4 hours to purchase our last vehicle. Breaking down 4 hours from home would have been incredibly unpleasant.

Mom to four beautiful blessings including a brand new little guy. Laugh and cry with me as I navigate the joys and perils of motherhood and homeschooling.