Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Fall is in the air. I found myself drooling over fresh new #2 pencils in the store over the weekend. Alas I am not in school and have no need. But it was a blissful 72 degrees here today and rainy all day, I was euphoric all day! Though the three hour nap Brian allowed me to have yesterday may have played a roll in that also.

You may have seen our area in the news lately. We are all well and safe and here is the highlights.

Hanging out watching the hurricane blow in, without electricity, it was hot and stuffy inside with no AC, so we sat on our dear neighbors covered porch. That's Brian enjoying a cigar. 

Thankfully after a earthquake, hurricane and tornado all in one week, this was all the damage done, that's our house in the background, this tree uprooted and fell right across the front yard during the hurricane. That corner of the house is our bedroom. We feel very blessed and grateful that we were all safe and sound and only without power for three days.  

Many new things starting now that the school year is here, I am starting a new study with my home bible study ladies on Spiritual Disciplines, I am very excited to dig into this topic. I had also planned on starting to study with Community Bible Study in town, they also have kids bible study for every age as the kid/kids grow up. I like to attend a study when I lead one, but I have been asked this week to lead a discussion group for this also, so I am praying over this further commitment. We will see, but I have heard nothing but great things about the organization and I think it would be a great thing to get involved with, they are all over the country, so you should look into it if you are looking for a study this fall. This year is Acts, should be a great topic.
I have also agreed to watch another three month old girl starting tomorrow, 4 days a week. It will help me to raise the money aside from Brian's income to pay for us to all go home to Seattle for Christmas, I am very excited I can contribute towards that trip. I met the woman through a local nursing support group run by the hospital, and she works on the same base as Brian, and lives just a few miles from us. Her daughter was born 3 days after Eleanor, and is on the waiting list for the base day care. So it won't last a long time but should be an adventure basically having twins eight hours a day. Thankfully she naps well and is as easy going a baby as Eleanor.
Lastly Eleanor is three month old today and doing very well, changing all the time. She is not very interested in toys yet, but she is starting to look at them a little more if not grasp them yet. She has discovered her hands this week and has been chewing on them non stop. She is now drooling, and most excitedly smiling the last few days!  She was ten and a half pounds today.

Unofficial kinda first smile on camera

August 23rd is Grandad's Birthday thats why the fancy onesie. 

We had a great time spending the labor day weekend with our great friends from Germany who we did ministry with when we all lived there, then with no kids. It was such fun to now get together with our gaggle of kids, them with twin boys and a little girl, and both our husbands now civilians, how life has changed. 

With Dad's hat, hiding from the sun

Fun with Dad

Swimming in the river testing the new life jacket