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Sunday, February 22, 2009


Well, I'm learning about "resting." Since it has been sooooo extremely wintry here, and we have all been house bound, we have been forced to rest. I confess, I have not liked it a whole lot at times. I mean, I love sleeping in (major props to Don for letting me sleep in EVERY DAY basically since I have been prego!!!). But it's days like today when I am bored, and dying to get out and do something fun, and have a schedule, and a life, and... well, you get the picture...these are the days that it gets to me. Don has been doing a great job of reminding me that I should take this opportunity to rest. Today is Sunday. We went to church this morning, had a leisurely lunch ("out"--which meant I didn't cook :), and then came home and did, well, nothing! The boys watched a movie, and I wasn't sure what to do with myself. It's a feeling that has become quite foreign to me. It's funny how uncomfortable I feel when I don't have an agenda, you know, something to do, something to plan for, look forward to, etc... I realize now that although I have had moments when I was so busy out of my mind that it overwhelmed me, there was a part of me that liked it: I saw those days as a tremendous challenge. I have to say that I am very thankful to God for putting me in a place where, at least for the time being, I have to rest. I think it's a little like when you go on vacation and it takes a couple of full days to decompress, before you can actually enjoy relaxing... So I'm getting there slowly but surely.
Opportunities are popping up to do things I haven't done in ages, like looking through old photo albums, talk to Mom a little more on the phone :), randomly play board games with the boys... It's kind of cool. And I know that this season will pass. So, thank you, Lord!
Alright, so Jon David is keeping us on our toes lately with talking back every once in a while... not the most fun stage in the world. He does, however, still have some very endearing moments, and some just down right funny ones. The other day he said: "I'm just kidding, Mom, NOT adult-ing." He thought he was so cute. I have to admit, it was kind of clever. Then today, he was watching Robin Hood with Luke. This shows how spoiled they are with HD and computer animation, etc.... He goes "these guys all look like they are on posters or something." In other words, step up the cartoon quality, dudes! Ha!
We went to a different church today, and they were troopers. They have gotten really good about going different places and being OK. I am proud of them. Jon David definitely misses his old friends, though. As we left church today, he said that he wanted to go back to Colorado right away, because he missed his friends... kind of heart breaking. But he didn't cry, and he really likes his school, still. They are supposed to have a cookie and hot chocolate party tomorrow for having good attendance as a class or something.
Luke is doing really well. He is my tag along buddy for the millions of errands I have had to do lately: picking up JD from school (more props to Don, who takes him to school every morning!), sitting in waiting rooms at the health department, getting paper work done for JD for school, and just stuff for us to live here, ya know? He is improving a lot on the lying thing. Now, we are working on him staying in bed at night, and not crawling up to JD's bunk on top. He has been going through a growth spurt, too. He is growing out of some of his clothes. He had to get a finger stick the other day at the health dept., and he didn't cry at all! He kept staring at it... I told him that now he could know what blood looks like! (So that he could stop crying wolf to get a band-aid :). He is so brave about stuff like that. He and Jon David are such good buds. They love each other very much. They like to try to draw each other pictures and stuff. It's really sweet. I hope it lasts!
Here are a few pics of us in the new place: (Talking to Mimomo, below--the next four)

Above and next two: my favorite part of the townhouse: the back yard!


The cars that made it cross country in a snow and ice storm! :)

Front entrance

More backyard pics

The piano that made it! :)


  1. OK, so obviously the kitchen pic and the cars were not more back yard pics... Ha!

  2. I love hearing the things JD comes up with... as mom would say... is he cracking me totally or partially?



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