Monday, October 25, 2010

Project 365: Week 43

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Did a little planning/thought-processing (very little) for our upcoming trip to Virginia.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Went to the library to load up (literally) on movies and audio books for our trip. This pic just shows the top row (minus a few which walked away). There's another whole row under them. We have around 24 movies and 6 or 7 books. Now. I just hope that's enough...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

WHILE Paul was gone hearing Wayne Grudem speak at our church tonight, I cleaned kiddie bedrooms--because they desperately needed it just for the fun of it. Found this birthday card from Noah to Paul, which I felt definitely needed to be stored in digital form for posterity's sake:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I so enjoyed my Bible study this morning...AT the kitchen table...AT 8:00! WITH a healthy breakfast, which I ate sitting down! And it was QUIET. Hmmm...where were the children, you ask? Let's just say I have a VERY good friend. A friend who, in her goodness, picked up and took them to her house last night and won't bring them back until TONIGHT. Today is my "be productive" day. Awesome!

Go here to see what the kids did while away. (P.S. My friend is amazing!)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gabriel ended up needing only an hour per week for articulation this year. We negotiated with the "powers that be" to let us use the same therapy providers that did his two-year-old program...because they are a whopping three minutes from our house and right next to our library! Since his therapist will no longer come TO our home, and we have to go to THEM, I need it to be easy. (Can I get an "Amen?") What a blessing that they actually let us!! Today was his first day back...AND he gets to have the same therapist he's been missing so terribly since he turned three in May. I tried to get a decent phone picture of him thoroughly enjoying their gym, but that boy just couldn't be still for two seconds, plus the light was streaming in from the windows. Not a great picture, but I think you get the idea: he liked it a little bit!  :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Had ballet rehearsal today.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Well, the big day finally arrived. Off we go to Virginia!! Paul's sister and her family live there, and we are very excited to go visit them. But it's going to be a looooooooooong drive. These were some of our better moments...

We stopped in Tennessee somewheres for the night and gave the "four-kids-in-a-bed-sleeping-horizontally" thing a shot, but they were just too wound up about being in a hotel! (We obviously don't get out much.) So one "itty bitty" had to move over with us. We certainly didn't get just a fabulous night of sleep, but that's okay. More driving tomorrow!! 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

So. much. more. driving today. Oh, man. We had to stop and stretch our legs a whole lot more. Just to stay sane.

We found a beautiful, colorful spot complete with a brambly country fence right next to a rinky-dink gas station for a great photo spot, though not every one was cooperative.

And the drive was so scenic. A magnificent state!

(from the moving vehicle)

Stay tuned for next week's vacation pictures. You know...when we're actually THERE! Now I'm off to Sara's to catch up on everybody's posts from LAST WEEK in addition to this week. Whew! (But what are vacations for??)


  1. one year we drove from Indiana to Yellowstone with little ones. I had stocked up on videos and books on CD too. In the first hour, the TV broke, in the 4th hour the CD player broke....spent the next 24+ hours reading the chronicles of narnia out loud!!! it was our best trip ever!!

    Have a great vacation!

  2. Wow - that IS a great friend to take all your children for the night! I have to say that I am NOT that kind of friend. In fact, most of my friends are hesitant to let me watch their children if they have to leave the room for a minute LOL. The Mom gene definitely passed me by.

  3. Love those scenic pics and the pics of the kids running around that wonderful green field! Hoping you have had safe travels and are enjoying your vaca! That bday card is awesome and I working on our birthdays! How nice to have a kid free day and night..I am on my way over to see how much fun they had!

  4. stretching for sanity's sake is a good thing. :) fun pictures! hope you have a great-rest-of-your-trip!

  5. Looks like you are having fun on your trip.

  6. What an awesome friend! Would she come to Indiana? :)
    You look like you thought of everything for the trip!
    Love the pic of the kids in the bed...too cute.
    Hope you are having a fabulous time and that no one is working!!

  7. Love the ballet pic!
    So happy for your getaway!

  8. Ooo, comments about me - how exciting! I'm very happy for you, thinking about you having your quiet how do you check out that many movies? Do you all have your own library cards? Noah looks very "cool" in arms crossed pic...but a little too much like a teenager for my liking! Right?!


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