Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New life

I just wanted to say, officially, that I LOVE my life.  We are here at training and it is going to be amazing. Hard work and frustrations are for sure in my future, but the Lord has been so very good to me that I know we are going to be great. Please check out our Basque blog to keep track of what is going on. I am sure I will be using this site to post any and all funny stories and strange occurrences. Knowing me, there will be plenty:)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Too many thoughts

I have so many things running around in my head that I can't get them all into coherent thoughts. So here are some key words and maybe you can put some things together and figure out what is in my head...good luck!
anxious, training, packing, thankful, friends, disappointments, excitement, loving kindness, gracious, merciful, forgiving, packing, sewing, sorting, giving, throwing, leaving, sad, happy, planes, girls, family, sleepy

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bows, bows everywhere

Just thought I would confess my obsession with bows and my girls hair. I knew that I liked fixing hair, but seriously... I am ridiculous. I bought more bows today and would have ordered more than I did but Ian was in the car waiting and it kept me under control. Now that the little girls have hair long enough for piggies and real pony tails, oh boy, I am in trouble:(

Monday, January 19, 2009

Two amazing weekends!

I have had two outstanding weekends. The weekend of the 11th our good friends the Thibideaux's came to spend the weekend with us and we had a fabulous time. We had a fun jump all day Saturdays the kids had a great time jumping all day. Well, except for Zachary, who ended up with a broken collar bone because he tried to push a shopping cart down the stairs. Whoops...
Anyway, it was just the encouragement we needed. Thanks Thib's!

This past weekend Ian and I were able to have a little get away. Ian and I have never gone anywhere alone that was not for work purposes. Never, just time away for our sanity. Let's just say we were way overdue! We needed to go finish our Visa applications in NOLA so we just made a trip of it and it was wonderful. We stayed at LePavillon on Poydras. This hotel is so beautiful and the service was amazing. When my mom and dad used to take us to NOLA when we were kids this is the hotel I would look at and just think it was the most beautiful place and that I must stay there. We had a great  time just walking around and eating at some great places and just being together for a few days. We had an opportunity to listen to some great sermons and talk about them and just enjoy one anothers company. 
Many thanks to my parents and sisters for helping with the girls. I know that they are SO much work, your willingness to help makes all the difference.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Four Little Lambes

I just wanted to tell everyone about my friend, Kami. She and her husband Nick are expecting quads!! Identical triplet boys and one little princess. They are such amazing believers and have such a great story about the Lords faithfulness I just thought I would share their blog with you. Enjoy reading about them and pray for continuing good news from their doctors.

Monday, January 5, 2009

our girls

Silly Giada

Eliana usually doesn't let you take pictures of her, so this is rare:)

Sweet Bianca

reading The Southern Night Before Christmas with my mom.

It occurred to me that I didn't have any pictures on here of my girls...bad mommy! Even worse because they are the most beautiful girls ever. They are doing awesome with all of this crazy travel. They have been so great about giving all of their toys away and letting things go. I cannot wait to get to Spain and take them on a huge trip to Toys r us (yes, they have that there). If I have my way they will get WHATEVER they want, we may have to go without Daddy:-)