Sunday, April 26, 2009

Is it summer yet? It sure feels like it in Nashville where we've pushed 90-degrees the past couple of days. We are taking advantage of the nice weather and have spent much of our weekend outside. First, we went all over town to cheer on Aunt Amy at the Country Music (Half) Marathon - we were on both sides of Music Row (near the family giving away beer to the runners and near the praise band at Belmont Church) and tried to get to the finish line to see Amy. The traffic and mob of people kept us from seeing her cross the line, but we were lucky to meet up with her afterwards - there were way too many people down at LP Field! Even on a hot day, Amy finished well at 2:19.

Today, we enjoyed the weather at Grandy and Gigi's house and took inventory of their pretty flowers.

Enjoy the weather - see you at the playground!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

One Easter Bunny, Two Easter baskets, Three egg hunts, Four chocolate bunny-buzzes, Five chirping chicks! seems like Easter is the new, mini-Christmas or something. I'll admit that there are many great things that come with this weekend like time with family, good food, and a focus on the Resurrection. And what a joy to hear Jesus' story through the minds of 3 1/2 year olds! The girls are actually understanding what this celebration is all about - not candy and baskets full of stuff, but on God's greatest gift.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I know that you probably thought we had given up on the blog, and if you're reading this you are probably directly related to me or Rebekah, but I do not feel like giving this part of Sydney and Abigail's lives up quite yet. True - our lives do not change as quickly as they did when the girls transitioned from the hospital to home or went from crawling to cruising to walking in a matter of weeks or when we wondered where the time went at their "graduation" from the first year of preschool. But as I look back on the past 4 months of non-blogging, I think we've accumulated plenty of good stories and pictures to share.
December 17, 2008
Christmas in April? No, not exactly, but to keep the blog in chronological order, I'll be updating with posts from 4 months ago.
We enjoyed the lights at Opryland Hotel on a cold night in December. Christmas was especially enjoyable for the girls at 3 years old - just old enough to become excited about the possibilities of Christmas trees, lighted houses, gifts, and Santa. We could see the magic in their eyes!