Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Longest Blog Drought

So, yes, I have disappeared again. Thanks to sweet Jennifer who actually emailed me wanting to know what had happened to me! This is the first time I have had the chance to blog in literally almost 2 months. It's been quite the blog drought. We've been living in a tornado - albeit a good tornado. The only reason I have the chance to blog now is because we are away on a much-needed get-away weekend as a couple and Davis is out surfing. I will be out running in a few minutes myself but the lack of blogging has been eating at me SOOOOOOO from this quiet, kidless, B&B on the West Coast, here is why I have been absent for so long this summer - as told in pictures. More to come - hopefully in less than 2 months!

We went to VBS for the first time - and had fun with "Crazy Hair Day".

We took tap dancing lessons (and gymnastics - not seen here!).

One of us got a little older.

We got to be flower girls for the first time. Congratulations, Auntie Alisa and Uncle Jim!

We had a great family vacation connecting with old friends - whose families have also grown!

We got to see ...

... and do some new things we thought were pretty cool.

We played in some very cold water.

And we played in some warm water.

We were reminded that even as exhausting as preschoolers can be sometimes, being a family is pretty great.

One of us got to meet a very special boy we'd love to have in our family.

We had our lives touched and our hearts broken - again - ... amazing and precious children who need forever families.

We watched in amazement as God took a dream for an orphan ministry and turned it into a reality, a reality much larger than we expected and one that has made our lives very, very busy.

And we ALL started school this year. We learned that preschool is more fun when you share it with your sister.

So that's where we've all been. Jennifer, I'm still alive - just trying to hang on living in this blessed tornado.