Wednesday, October 17, 2007

When's That Baby Due?

I keep getting asked that so I better address it.

Sometime in mid-June. I'll refrain from giving a specific date this time around even after I go to the doctor and get an official one because it's always wrong! Except if you're one of the 5% of women who actually deliver on their due date, and in their cases it was a fluke anyway because the doctors just don't know! My due dates for the past 2 babies were way off. I was late 6 days with number 1 and 8 days late with number 2, and would probably have gone way longer than 8 days if they had not induced and subsequently done an emergency C. So. Let's just say that sometime in June, possibly around the middle or middle-end of the month we are going to add a newbie to the mix.

There ya go.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Guess What?

Hey Everyone-

Check out these cute shirts I found for the them carefully!

If the shirts are hard to read:

Jake's says "I'm the biggest brother"

Warren's says "I'm the middle brother"

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Home Again

Greetings to all.

I have come to the conclusion after 4 plane trips in 2 1/2 weeks that traveling with young children is hard! Fun (for the most part), but hard! I can't say that I want to get on an airplane with them again any time soon. It's stressful trying to keep them quiet and entertained. At least Jake is old enough to understand that he does need to be quiet and sit in his seat, but Warren is another story. Let's just say we were very thankful that he slept for a good portion of the flight coming home from Seattle.

This was on the tram from the parking lot to the terminal in Ontario.

Ah, Seattle. We loved visiting you. What a beautiful place with perfect weather. In case you think I'm crazy, Ryan and I are both cold weather lovers! We got to bundle up last weekend and wear coats! Amazing.

So a little about our "super fun" trip: We arrived Friday around noon and drove down to my sister's new apartment in Tacoma. What wonderful timing that she and her family moved there for us to be able to visit with them. She and the kidlet and just arrived the night before we did, and Isaac had already been there a week or more, I believe, because he drove the moving van cross country. We had a very fun, yet way too short, visit with them. At least we are all on the same coast now, instead of them being in Georgia.

That night we had dinner with Ryan's entire side of the family (minus a few cousins who were unable to make it) which was really fun.

Saturday morning, we drove up to Seattle with Ryan's parents and sister, Natalie, for a tour of Nat's school and home, plus some of the city. The city was so gorgeous with all the fall colors blooming. Natalie showed us some of her favorite spots and some of the famous touristy spots, such as Pike's Market (I think that's what it's called-it is where they throw the fish around in movies).

This is the park where Natalie runs, the gasworks. Poor thing having to take in so much beauty when she's exercising.

In the afternoon, it was back to the airport where we left Ryan's backpack in the rental car garage to retrieve it (we gave much praise to God that it was still there because there was very important stuff in there-Bibles, Ryan's study notes, etc.) and then back to Tacoma to get ready for the wedding. The wedding was nice, but again, stressful trying to keep the little guys occupied and quiet for the ceremony. Ryan and I took Warren back to the hotel early, about 8 p.m., while Jake stayed with Grammy and Papa and danced the night away, or so we heard!

We stayed in the Marriot hotel in downtown Tacoma and had a great view from our room as you can see from the pictures. Tacoma, like Seattle, is a beautiful city.

On Sunday, we had the great joy of going to the church that Ryan's good friend from seminary, John LeProhon, is now the pastor of. He just started about a month ago. The church is in Kent, WA, if anyone in the area is looking for a fantastic church with a great preacher.

After church, Jess and Isaac drove up to Kent and we had lunch with them. We spent another couple of hours with them, which all the boys were happy to do.

We stayed with the LeProhon's that night and left Monday morning for home. When we left Washington, it was in the 50s. When we arrived back in Ontario, it was 90. Yuck.

So that's about it. Traveling over for now. If you want us to come and visit you and we must take a plane to get there, don't ask. At least not for a while.
Hope everyone is doing well, drop me a note to say hi!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Two boys = Twice the Fun

So I was in my bedroom folding laundry yesterday and the boys were out playing in the family room. I noticed that it had gotten really quiet all of a sudden, but instead of rushing out to see what they had broken or gotten into, I decided to let them work it out and come tell me if they needed anything. Another minute goes by and I see Jake walking towards my room towing Warren by his feet! I had just enough time to run and get the camera and capture a short video. I love it that they are starting to play with each other now, just warms the heart!

Catching Up

Well, after getting settled and back into our routine, we're off again! This time we are traveling to Tacoma, WA for a wedding. Ryan's cousin is getting married Saturday. I think this weekend will be even more packed than our Kansas weekend, if you can believe that, because we are cramming lots of stuff in. We land at about 1 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) and are heading straight to my sister's new apartment in Tacoma. We will spend the afternoon with her and the fam and then that night we have a large family get together with all the cousins and aunts & uncles on Ryan's side. Saturday, we will drive up to Seattle to visit Ryan's sis and see her apartment and college campus, back down and maybe squeeze in another visit with my sis, then the wedding. Sunday we are going to the church that Ryan's good friend from seminary, John LeProhon, just became pastor of, then we'll head back to John's house to stay there Sunday night. Our flight is on Monday at 1ish. The weather will be cold for us, low 50's or so. We are really looking forward to that! I'll let you all know how it was next week.
Some pics:

Warren sitting on the cow chair.