Friday, May 21, 2010

A Brief Nana Visit

My Mom stopped in for a quick visit with us. The kids were thrilled to see their Nana. Here's proof.

So Worth It

Jeremy and I finally got away for a night! We haven't been away just the two of us since before Jaron was born, about 3 1/2 years ago. Way too long! We decided to leave the kids with Jeremy's parents, and head out to a B&B in Lancaster, where we went for our 1st anniversary four years ago. We had a lovely time. Friday night we went out to dinner, then saw "Joseph" at the Sight and Sound Theatre. Great show! It was very well done. Then Saturday we enjoyed perusing through the outlet stores. It was a beautiful day.
So heading home we realized how much longer our time away felt than just 30 hours. And our marriage felt rejuvenated. I cannot begin it express how just a small amount of time like that spent away with just you and your spouse, no kids, no family and friends, just the two of you, is SO very important! It makes a world of difference when you can stop life and focus on each other. Then you begin to remember why you're making all these sacrifices day after day. Because my husband is so worth it!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mother's Day Flowers

Flowers from my favorite boys. I love these guys!

OC Get Away

We had a mini weekend vacation at the end of April in Ocean City, NJ. We know a wonderful couple who was generous enough to let us stay at their shore house. It was such a treat to get away from the normal pace of life at home and go away to enjoy "family time." Here are pictures of our time away.
 Feeding the Seagulls

Climbing the dunes and playing in the sand

Time on the boardwalk

Easter Images- April 4th, 2010

18 Months and Tubes

Abigail had tubes put in her ears last Friday morning, on our 5th Wedding Anniversary, and she did wonderfully. She's a pro at this by now. She bounced back to normal that very night. Praise God! We believe this will improve her hearing, balance and speech. We're praying this will be the end of hospitals for us for a long time, and that she will remain healthy.
Abigail turned 18 months old the day after her surgery, last Saturday (5/8). She is getting stronger and is even beginning to finally toddle. We can soon call her a toddler! She's back and forth with her walker all day and is even beginning to take steps on her own. She is now 21 lbs. with her height and weight below average, but quite normal for her size. She says doggie, duckie, Dada, stairs, down, cup, animal sounds, and lots more that probably only Mommy or Daddy would recognize if she said them. She's still a shy, timid little thing. Part of me wonders if she would be so if she didn't have such a hard life thus far, but one can never know I guess. She's a good eater and a great sleeper. I've rarely had a problem putting her down for a nap. She's got quite a personality that even strangers can see right away. I'm excited to see where the Lord leads her as she grows.