Monday, March 22, 2010

Orlando Fundraiser

If you live near Orlando, put this on your calendar...

In case it's hard to read:

April 2, at 7pm, the ACCESS218 band will be hosting a night of music, mission, and mercy. Admission is free, and a love offering will be taken to benefit our adoption. Jeremy and I will be speaking briefly as well, and we'll have Rwanda bracelets and baked goods for sale as well as ACCESS218 cds. 

The location is Circle Community Church
2200 Pembrooke Dr, Orlando, FL 32810.

Come and bring your friends!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Catching Up

I seem to have fallen a bit behind in the world of blogging. Life continues to move at a quick pace, although not quite as hectic as before because... drumroll, please... as of March 31st, we will have renters in our FL house! Do I even need to explain what a relief that is? :)

This morning, Cory asked for cereal (as did Iain). I was pouring Iain's first when Cory cried out in a wailing voice, "You have forgotten about meeeee!"

Nona came to visit! The boys had a blast fingerpainting, throwing rocks in the lake, decimating the snowman, riding bikes, and reading (lots!) with her. 

Cory loves babies! Here he is with his cousin Isaiah. He's going to be a great big brother. 

In fact, the boys and I were talking about "the baby sister" as they call her. They were declaring their intent to protect her from any harm. Iain said if a giant came to get her, he'd whip him, and shoot him with rocks (the modern David and Goliath, I suppose. Except the whip.). Cory said he'd "teep her safe." The conversation about what they'd do to fight off the bad guys went on for an entire lunch time, and made me smile. Forget modern feminism - I want my boys to protect their sister from the bad guys.

I've just recently started letting the boys play in our (fenced) backyard alone - they love it. Cory found his way to the trampoline right away, although the sand box still rates as a favorite pastime. 

Iain, outside Aldi. I love this picture of him - not sure why. Maybe its all the texture and colors.

This is how Cory dressed himself when I told him it was time to make dinner. Usually, the boys don aprons and hats for cooking, but this time, that obviously didn't suffice.

Cory can be a bit of a loner sometimes. Here he's reading a book quietly in his room. Love it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Accountability Post

So I wrote this post. And published it. And then I un-published it, because it wasn't really done yet. The tone was wrong, and it could easily be misconstrued. So I need to spend some time re-writing it and then try again... but I forgot that those of you who are subscribed to this blog probably got it anyway, even though I took it down. So this is an apology to you all - I'll fix it! Please give me the benefit of the doubt that I didn't mean to offend, and read it again when I make it better.

Sorry all!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Snowman Revisited

Snow day: March 2, 2010

Iain said that Daddy's snowman...

...was much better than Mama's (from the Valentine's snow).  

I have to agree.  Although mine can accessorize.