Friday, November 14, 2008


Good Morning....It is nearly noon...and it feels like its still in the wee hours of the morning....I had a show last night and did not get home till morning and then my darling Michael Jacob--since he no longer sleeps in a crib--came in at the crack of dawn (or so it felt) and started playing with his animals on my face. And in what felt like moments later, I heard a little voice from the other room--signalling the start of my day. YAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is sleeping weather today too...grey and rainy. Maybe I can convince Michael to take a nap later on...Rena needs no convincing. :)

NE way--we now have a 2 year old and a 1 year old!!!! Carina turned 1 on Wednesday. I do have a few pics...unfortunately none of the ones taken when she was opening gifts came out. Out of my control. Maybe when we get film developed from Mike's camera there will be a few more.

time for cake...
blowing out the candle...with a little help..

enjoying a birthday cupcake...

the morning after...yay! toys.....

Michael REALLY enjoyed his cupcake the next day. He had chocolate all the way down caked on his scalp!! (hence the crazy hair)

That same night we also took possession of our new vehicle...its nice. 2005 Ford Expedition. I'm certainly not a car person--but I must say, I really like this ride. It has plenty of room and rides more like a car than a truck--which I cannot say was the case with the jeep.

Hmm...what else has been going on?? Well, today is Meredith's birthday. Happy Birthday to you!!!

We finally got up to check out the super Walmart in East exciting! It was actually nice...we went as a family...we'll probably do our major grocery shopping there due to the fact that A&P (which is nice and close) is so OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive.

Some older pics--back at the apartment actually, showing you Rena's choice of "snack" for the day. :)

We're having the open house next weekend--mark your calendars!! I hope to see each and every one of you here. Get a jump start on your shopping for the season, and come visit with us a lil (being that it IS an open house).

I feel like I am forgetting something significant that has happened recently. Oh, we also went to a wedding reception (the couple got married in Mexico) last weekend up in the Poconos. Which was nice...only about 20 minutes away. I don't think we took any pictures though--sorry. Congrats John & Carissa!

I'm still waiting for all my pictures to transfer....what else can I tell you?

Did you know, we had a trial church service in LAFAYETTE!!!!!!!!!!! How nice and wonderful and fantastic would that be if we actually bought that church. It would cut our commute by more than half!!!!!!!!! Plus, its a really nice facility--plenty of parking and plenty of room inside--classrooms, all-purpose room, etc... We certainly won't get our hopes up though. :(

John Donne was always one of my favorite bout one??

The Good Morrow

"I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the seven sleepers' den?
'Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, 'twas but a dream of thee.

And now good morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to others, worlds on worlds have shown:
Let us possess one world; each hath one, and is one.

My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp North, without declining West?
Whatever dies was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or thou and I
Love so alike that none do slacken, none can die."