Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Baby, New House, We're Blessed!

Wow, has it been that long?! Well, since June much has happened! God opened the door for us to buy a house, and one month later we built our entertainment center and are more or less moved in. What a blessing it is! Sitting on over 1/2 acre, Claire gleefully runs around her backyard, picking up grass, dirt and leaves to "investigate" them. She is learning about nature, and soon she will be planting with her Daddy as the weather clears up. Meanwhile, Xavier is an early teether like Claire was, and is relishing the invention of Orajel, as is his Mommy! Finally, he sleeps through his naps, though not through the night. At one point, he was sleeping from 8pm to 4am, but these days he is up around midnight, 3am and 6am, just like a newborn... could also be a growth spurt, who knows. In any case, Mommy looks forward to her morning cup of coffee! He is a precious child, with a more sensitive temperament than his sister, very much attached to nursing. Meanwhile, Claire is discovering pretend play, inviting me to eat playdo peanut butter sandwiches and coffee on her princess table. What a joy she is! Her brother can be quite demanding at times, and she patiently plays by herself while his needs are tended to.

Well, here we are! Next week I go back to work three days a week, leaving the babies with Scott and our babysitter, Hope. It will be hard, but at the same time I know I will relish the time to myself on the metro, and the time around other adults at the office. But mostly I look forward to having more opportunities to share the love of God and the Gospel with people. That is, I believe, the main reason God has been still in the workplace, and I will go wherever he sends me. Scott continues teaching U.S. History at Montgomery College, and attending think tank events whenever he can.

Till next time!

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