June 30, 2011

day one hundred.eighty.one

pirate face

day four of babysitting. this is my most adorable niece. i love her smoodginess. we actually went the the children's museum of richmond where again my nephew had a meltdown at the sight of all the people.

June 29, 2011

day one hundred.eighty

kangaroojac's 3

day three of babysitting. oh the land of bouncy houses. my nephew had an emotional breakdown upon entering this place. my son loved it of course.

June 28, 2011

day one hundred.seventy.nine

mcd's refreshment

day two of babysitting my niece and nephew. it's quite the challenge toting three kids under the age of 5, especially in a minivan....which i am not used to.

June 27, 2011

day one hundred.seventy.eight


we left cold NH summer weather and arrived to hot and humid. we found a great place to cool off today!

June 26, 2011

day one hundred.seventy.seven

va rest stop

finally made it to VA. we take time to rest and literally run around, then he found a water spigot and was delighted.

June 25, 2011

day one hundred.seventy.six


my son and i packed up the car and headed to VA to visit my sister. a long road trip from NH. here we are crossing the george washington bridge.

June 23, 2011

day one hundred.seventy.four

it's another rainy...week. not much to do by stay inside. let's play 'what's on your kitchen table?'
1. water bottle recently bought from recent staycation
2. outgoing and ingoing mail
3. ream of saltines
4. new clutch
5. coupon holder with very few coupons
6. coupons recently printed to go into said holder
7. shopping list written on corner of newspaper
8. game cartridge
9. half empty (yes, i'm that kind of person) iced coffee
10. broken tool of some sort

June 21, 2011

day one hundred.seventy.two

first day of summer and we head to the ocean. we are somewhere out there in the crowd on the hot sand.

June 14, 2011

day one hundred.sixty.five

i am mindful of where our feet take us. without complaint or fail they move and step. we have a god who directs our steps. each and every footprint is he in knowledge of. i am mindful of my father today whose feet have taken him all over the world and back. his unwavering faith shared time and again. my father's patience and strength enduring any hardship that came his way. now comes a challenge to his stamina. his heart. his soul. it has now been eight long days in the hospital. longer for my mother who unregretfully travels over forty-five minutes each way to sit by his side. to physically and emotionally offer up comfort of some sort. the subdural hematoma they found a week ago is the least of their concern. it is the constant muscle pain. the intense contractions that spasm to the point of labor like pain. doctors are baffled. and daily my parents sit huddled in their appointed room praying.crying .questioning. what is the reason for this? i believe god has more steps for my father to take. he has more faith to strengthen. i can only pray we never come to a breaking point in our waiting to see what god wants of us.

June 09, 2011

June 06, 2011

day one hundred.fifty.seven

back in the hospital again. this time it was my father. a subdural hematoma was found earlier today and he was flown to this elite hospital. my mother drove after, alone, her strength penetrated by fear. my brother and i went up later to be with her. no one should be alone in a waiting room. into the dark hours of the night the three of us waited. and waited. and waited. just for a word. a nudge. something. i couldn't help but fear something would happen to my dad. daddy. praise god the surgery went well. and we have more time, my dad and me.

June 05, 2011

day one hundred.fifty.six

one month ago. i was sitting in a cramped doctor's office when I learned what I did. now thing are better. then I feel guilty for not feeling sad or crying. it was refreshing to get away this weekend. refreshing like the rushing spring waters.

June 04, 2011

day one hundred.fifty.five


it was great to get away. just the three is us. a local amusement park brought us together. it was fun to watch our faces light up with the thrill of a ride or circus act.

June 03, 2011

day one hundred.fifty.four


our son finished his first year of pre-school today. he's been practicing the songs for weeks now for this year end concert of sorts. today he was allowed to show off.