Friday, May 29, 2009

Playing House

Do you remember playing house as a kid? It was one of my favorite past times. Morgann has been playing house with her neighborhood friends quite often. It is so cute to watch and listen.

What a cute family.

Sarah and I think Guerto is the cutest boy ever! (He's pretty darn stylish for a 5 year old, complete with a faux-hawk.) He's a sweetie and he and Morgann have such a fun time together.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Diggin in the Dirt

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Loretta loves to dig dig dig. She's a digger dog. We are pretty sure she is part beagle, part golden retriever, both of which enjoy digging. However, someone else in our house doesn't help with the digging problem. A certain 4 year old little girl. Its okay. we love both the digger girls.

If all goes as planned, we will be meeting a potential foster daughter soon. More details later....but if you want to pray - pray that its a good match and we know for sure if this is the home she is supposed to be in.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yellow Dog

We have a favorite local icecream shop -The Goldenrod. They make their own icecream and its wicked good.

I have (another) theory that New Englanders also like ice cream more than any other region. We have many many delicious local places that open seasonally. Our out-of-town guests always comment on the selection when we visit. But Goldenrod is our favorite. My favorite flavor is "Graham Cracker." It is graham cracker flavored ice-cream with chocolate covered crunchy graham chipsand swirled with crushed graham cracker crumbs. I love it. In fact if I was ten years old, I would marry it. It's that good.

Our friend, Ryan from Florida also shares in our enthusiasm for the Goldenrod. Last summer we took him one time. The next day he wanted to go again.However, he kept saying he wanted to go to "The Yellow Dog", it took a while but we figured out where he wanted to go. Happily we obliged.

So, here's our first summah trip to the Yellow Dog. It was after Morgann's school concert. (I know its not summer officially, but hey, we have no snow on the ground, thus its summer in my book!)

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Love Letter

Dear Trader Joe,
Thank you for being so wonderful for lunchtime. My lunches used to be so sad or non-existent asI do not enjoy the typical sandwich. But once you came into my life, lunch came alive again! Rice sticks with hummus and hot sauce, or wraps with lettuce, tomato and hummus, or sushi. Snow peas, carrots, apples, bananas. Or even salmon and couscous. Lunch, is alive. And my budget is still alive as well. My little girl adores you too. Her favorites are the cheese sticks, organic animal cracker and like me the hummus! Thank you dear friend Joe.

And I can afford to eat you for lunch every day. You are a true friend.


P.S. see you next Wednesday after work. I'm so glad you are part of my new commute to Mass.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Let the Little Children Come

I haven't had a topic to blog about recently. We've been up to our normal activities: church, chaplaincy, work, community center, and random craziness. But also busy squeaking in any spare minutes outside - its been so beautiful. I am convinced that New Englanders enjoy warm weather than any other region. If its warm, everyone is out doors. Lawn chairs in driveways. Canoes on the rooftops. Neighbors hanging out. Yard work. Kids on the loose, which we call "Feral Children." On any given sunny day, our yard is filled with the feral children. I am praying for ways to reach these kids with the Good News of Jesus and the hope they can find in Him. Personally, I know quite a few of these kids have rough home lives. So we just love on these Feral Yard children. Morgann LOVES it. We are also praying for a good deal on a new swingset. We have an older one thats not so safe due to wild feral children;) Its all good though.