I ran into some old friends today. Long ago friends. Friends from a different life. Friends I haven’t connected with in over a decade and a half. Good friends. But even as I was there, just a few steps away, I couldn’t bring myself to say Hi. Instead I turned and walk the other way. Why? Perhaps it was my own fear of “What will they think of me now?” or “Maybe they don’t even remember me anymore?” or perhaps it was the message from our social media world that has inundated us and said “I’ll just find them on FB later rather then taking up their time now.” Hmmmm. . . . lost friendships make me sad. But, just in case they do find me on FB, here goes: “Hi!!!!! It’s been so long! How are you doing?!?!?!? I’ve thought about you a lot and wondered what you’ve been up to. How’s your family? I miss seeing your mom and dad and even your little sister. Me? My life is wonderful! I love my family and I’m so proud of my kids. I’m so in love with my family that we are working to adopt two more kids this next year. We’re really excited. But even as blissful as my life it, I’ve always wondered what life would be like if you were still in it. At times I really miss your friendship. Though it was a long time ago, you had a significant impact on my life and helped shape the person I am today. I’m sorry we didn’t connect today. Maybe we’ll have another opportunity in the not so distant future. Dios te bendiga”
We’ve had a lot of requests lately for our birth stories and pregnancy information (ie: Fun Facts)
I’ve categorized all of these posts under “Pregnancy and Childbirth”
You can find the link at the very bottom of the page (scroll all the way down). There are two pages, so when you get to the bottom, you can click on “previous entries”
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Had another banner year in our garden this year. Our two peach trees that we planted last year were covered in fresh, white peaches and the Black Krim tomatoes I gambled on turned out to be my new absolute favorite! With a slightly purple tinge, they are sweeter and far more tasty than any tomato I’ve ever had. They made us the best hot tomato and melted cheese sandwhiches. The chickens have outdone themselves this year, averaging about 20-25 eggs a week. We also enjoyed Keith’s gianormous sunflower in our garden, until the squirrel came down (the day after I took this pic) and chewed them entire head off the sunflower, dragged it across the garden and then took it back to it’s nest. Stupid squirrel. We also had a beautiful cantelope growing on the vine, until the chickens found it and ate it all up. I was so looking forward to my first taste of a real, fresh cantalope. All, well. maybe next year. Ahh, I love gardening!
Once again, I did it! I got us into some place we were not suppose to be – and for free!!
Disney’s California Adventure is opening their new Cars Land next week and in anticipation had a “soft” opening for annual pass holders – but you had to enter into a drawing and get your name drawn to get into the preview nights. And I did neither. Didn’t even know about the drawing or the preview nights. We just happened to be at Ca Adventure and saw that Cars Land was going in full swing, but there was this annoying hedge/fence around it so you couldn’t see inside. Curiosity overwhelmed me and I started asking what was going on. Put all the pieces together and noticed the bright green wristbands people were wearing, we stood outside one of the exits and found a mom and son leaving. I asked them for their wristbands (which we slipped off her wrist) and next thing I know – we’re inside Cars Land!!! (before it’s opened to the public) We were overcome with excitement and thrilled! Such a fun experience and story to tell to our great great grandkids!
At the end of April, we had the privilege of dedicating Luke at Newport Mesa Church. The purpose of a baby dedication is two fold. First, it is us, the parents, publically saying that we intend to raise Luke with Biblical, Christian foundations and guidance and, secondly, it’s the church saying that they will support and encourage us in that endeavor. The life verse that we choose for Luke is Matthew 11:12 “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.” It is our hope that Luke one day chooses for himself to follow Christ and accepts his forgiveness and salvation and that he becomes one of those “forceful” or purposeful men who aggressively strives after the kingdom of heaven.
We were so happy that my parents were able to join us!
Growing and moving! Luke is almost 1 and crawling like a mad man everywhere. Keith is the proud big “bruder” and loves his little “bruder” (although at times he loves Luke a little too much). Here we are at Pretend City: