God has been building my faith lately through some fun (silly even) answered prayers. Knowing that our passes were expiring and yesterday would be our last trip to Disneyland in a while, I prayed that our family would be chosen to be the Grand Marshals in the parade. Who does that? Evidently I have some inner- princess that wants out. Well, out of the 30,000 people in the park yesterday we were chosen! What fun!!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Annabelle delights us with her
- spontanous clapping, often in her highchair
- she also will hold her feet and clap them together while reclining in the sroller
- she has found her shouting voice and likes to call out to others saying "ahhhh!"
- what little, invisible hair she has manages to stick up in tiny tufts
- she can now eat just about what the rest of the family eats which makes things a bit simpler for me
- she loves bath time and is constantly trying to crawl into the shower
We managed a photo for the .5 seconds that she kept the headband on her head
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I woke up yesterday morning and heaved a sigh, it’s March. Muggy, moldy, mosquito- welcoming March. As I look back on our 7 years in Hong Kong I feel like March has typically been one of the hardest months for me. The holidays are over, but summer still seems far away. The sun usually hides from us during this time of year, inducing some serious “blahs” for me. March is also the month Josiah has had some of his most serious hospitalizations, courtesy in part to the HK March air. This March feels especially heavy for me as we currently have two friends in critical condition in the hospital (one a 6 year old girl) and another friend starting chemo.
I love that this Wednesday begins the season of Lent. Growing up in an ecumenical church I enjoyed the rhythm Lent brought to the 40 days leading up to Easter. I feel a hunger to press in this Lent, to create space and usher the light and hope of Jesus into my days. My motto for the month is to “live above the clouds”. My desire is to receive a perspective and joy that cannot be dampened by dreary weather or even sickness.
March is not without it’s upcoming joys, my sweet girls both turn a year older this month. Then at the end of the month we are taking a family trip to the countryside of Laos. What does March have in store for you? Do you have months/ seasons that get you down?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
After ALL these years (nearly 17) Jason still just melts my heart. I get excited to see him at the end of the day- and not just because he can hold the screaming baby. To me he is still my blue- eyed high school heart throb. On Valentine's Day he surprised me by bringing home my favorite- sushi. Then he seared the salmon with his blow torch, it was yum (and fun for him to play with fire)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
We have had SO much fun getting in the Olympics!! I've been so inspired by all you can learn through the Olympics; geography, flags, events, rankings etc. This is really the first our kids have heard of the Olympics and their enthusiasm has been contagious. Around our house you'll hear them cheering "Team USA, Team USA" or "Go Jamaica!"
Monday, February 10, 2014
This Chinese New Year brought with it the best February weather ev-er AND Grandma and Grandpa! We've had so much fun with them!
Of course there was building. . . the crowning project being a catapult per Josiah's request
We did some cultural things like the Lion Dance and fireworks over the harbor
Took a fun hike with friends to lunch by gorgeous Sai Wan beach