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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lots of fun in coming!

I will post some pictures--I have been tired and adjusting us all, so I haven't taken many, but I do have some cute ones from the plane when Susie was playing in the basket/bed they set up for was adorable!

This has been training week and intense and full of meetings. It's been very good but tiring and our kids are loving it! Between lake and pool fun, feeding ducks who ACTUALLY devour the food we give them, playing soccer on a big field with other kids, playing with trains Julie neni gave us...there is no time to sit around;) We've hardly watched any's been great!

There's lots of construction, but it's ok and other then minor inconveniences it really isn't bad...pray for us as we seek to best support the students and staff on this Project and love on our kids and be a family. It is good but tiring and so we really need the Lord's strength each day...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

An Unedited Smattering...

Mom A, you'd be "telling me"...I've got to pack because we leave tomorrow morning (9:30am) for Hungary!! but I wanted to give you all a "smattering" of recent times...

Love to all--join our facebook group if you haven't already, and we'll send you regular prayer updates!

I hope to update the blog least a little...we'll see!!??

Look who's drinking so good from a cup!!

Future Chase Utley:) or Jayson pick:)

Somebody's got moves already...uh-oh
Well, who could resist Ella cuteness??
Rainbow eyes..KWIM?? (Sara's word, can you guess?)
While Jared was away, we spent time with Sara and family at "Florida Vacation House"
JJ had grabbed these candles and kept calling them "cake" and he and Judah must climb on the table!
Layna with them:)
Jussley...we love her!
Whatcha talkin' bout, boyz? cute is he??
Play-doh with Jussley:)
Kindred Spirits:)
Bath time one-by-one while watching Veggie Tales:)
The girls:)

Everybody loves Jussley

Sara had a photo shoot with Susie and the Too Big Pink Crocs:)

Mommy Sara holding JJ's hand...he fell asleep with her telling him he needs to be the "man of the house" (i.e. a BIG BRAVE BOY) while Daddy's away...
Sweet Reunion:):):)

Father's Day evening at the beach...WE LOVE YOU DADDY! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
Susie loved this warm salt water...I think she liked the taste too!
Not sure if he wants to leave...

Girls from our team...watching a movie with JJ while the adults pray...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Oh My!...I'm Really Behind!

Well, seeing as we are leaving for overseas for 5 weeks in 3 days, naturally the most important thing that I should be doing at this late hour is to

All from a month, or so, ago:

JJ's 8 sessions of swim lessons ended on my b-day (may 21st) and JJ, we are all
As with many adventures down here, my dear friend, Anita and her sweet 3 also participated;)
While a slight setback initially, he's done beautifully in the water since then! I hope he'll be swimming by the end of next summer with some hard work!

Our neighborhood Block Party was a complete blast...full of JJ's first ice cream cone and a FIRE TRUCK! What great fun!
(I love how the kids are all just "hanging out"...wonder what they're talking about??)
The cone and fire truck were in pretty close competition as favorites for the day... do you think he did eating the cone??

10's each for taste and messiness...and a 10+++ for the meltdown when we got one when we left and he couldn't have a second my twin would say "a very "2" day"

Smiling now, but with a red, puffy face because of the other meltdown he'd had because he couldn't stay in the fire truck seat FOREVER...thankfully, there were 4!!!

Our sweet friends from church (who are getting ready to go to Papau New Guinea) gave us this wagon and many other great things...we are so blessed by them!!!
love how you just see the top of Susie's head/hat!!

To celebrate my birthday, the end of the school year and to get some time together before we all go separate ways this summer, the girls on my team and I went to the beach! Fun!!!!

Left is Sandra--she's been mentoring me:) Her husband, Jeff, has been mentoring Jared...they are in the process of re-locating for a pastor's position (hopefully!), but it will be sad to not be able to keep meeting with them--they are such a blessing!!!
She's moving ALL OVER...not officially crawling, but, as you can see, she gets around:)