This morning Brian took the boys shopping to the mall–yes, that’s right, he went shopping. It was a great break for me. I totally enjoyed it and needed it. I think we are going to have to do this more often. When I first had a child I couldn’t ever imagine needing that kind of time, but now with two toddlers I need that time away. So–I took an extra long shower and walked to a coffee/bakery shop and got some coffee and a berry scone. It was delicious. I then spent extra long time reading God’s word and praying and it was extremely refreshing and encouraging. Tonight Brian is driving up to Philadelphia till Friday morning, we are having our flat roof re-roofed because it is leaking,. Our dear friends up there have been looking to buy a house. They were on a waiting list for these houses that were redone by a non-profit— the awesome thing is they were making two row houses into one. So our friends were way down on the list–40 or something—and they had all their loan stuff and paperwork ready and no one else before them had all the paperwork so they are able to get the house!!!! It is a 4bdr, 2br house(on this particular street the houses were really tiny–one single house had 1 br and 2bdr). We are sooooo excited for them. It takes awhile to find a house in a 4 by 8 block radius–they’ve been looking for awhile and didn’t think they’d get one of these. Yeah for them!!!
Last night we went to a small group to share about Argentina. It was a very encouraging time, we were really needing some fellowship and it was true fellowship. It was great to meet four out of the six couples—people we had never met at church before, maybe seen. They were very intent and interested in what we will be doing and asked great questions.
Here are some pictures from this year. I wanted to post something and I don’t have any new ones of my kids, so I thought I’d do some of all of our kids. I am sorry Sarah, but sadly I don’t have any pictures of Theo! I need to make sure I take some the next time we see you all.