Sunday, March 18, 2007

Grandaddy and Granny Came!

For a time we were worried that Grandaddy and Granny wouldn't get to stay with us, but Andrew got over his bout with that icky virus just in time! Late Wednesday evening, John's folks arrived, just barely past the boys' bedtime. So when Joshua and Andrew awoke Thursday morning, they found Granny in the kitchen!

Granny brought a boatload of treats, as usual. From Easter baskets to Ack-tiffities for the boys to create and a super duper birthday present for Joshua, she kept up her pattern of spoiling all of us beyond all reason. Besides all the presents for the little ones, she also presented us with a huge Bundt style banana bread, a pumpkin pie, and 3 swags of flowers to grace our living room. Thank you, Granny!

We had a wonderful visit, and Stephen and Esther joined us whenever they could. Stephen became an old 26 year old man on Friday, so we had DQ ice cream cake after our lasagna supper on Saturday.

We will miss you, Grandaddy and Granny, but we are glad you get to come back in May or sometime soon!

Here are some pictures of the boys with their Ack-tiffities, then one of Joshua with his Lego Star-Wars Walker (the infamous birthday gift).

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Hmmm... Can I be a "Blogger"?

I am thinking if I can keep my act together, a blog would be an awesome way to keep my far-flung friends and family updated on our lives. Considering I have broken countless resolutions to journal in the past, it is worth trying one more time!

Right now, life is pretty vanilla bland. Joshua is getting over a virus, poor boy.

This will be our last bland week for a while. John's parents are coming to visit us from Wednesday through Sunday (all the way from Louisiana!), so that will be exciting.

A week from Monday we look forward to seeing my aunts, Marilyn and Gretchen from Ohio. Maybe we will see "Uncle" Norm and his boss Jason that weekend as they speed through to check out the farm equipment show in Louisville.

The last week of March we get to have fun with Nathanael during his spring break (and he gets to sample homeschooing for the week!)

Then April includes Easter and a visit from John's cousins Marcus and Jordan (and Jordan's wife Tiffany). That will be a blast too!

So our life is going from vanilla bland to salsa spicy in a short period. I'm hanging on for the ride!