So this was a very busy weekend--with not a single photo to document it! Friday morning I left to meet up with my mommy group so that we could leave for Portland....without our kids!!!! Yeah!!!! My mom and dad wanted to take my kids to the Puyallup Spring Fair, so I dropped them off in Puyallup and headed on my way. I hear that the kids had a blast, saw cows, dogs, pigs, touch snakes (ewwww) and rode on the carousel. I think Grandpa and Grandma Tractor might even have pictures of it...but I don't.
Friday night, Tadd took the kids to the J family's house for a birthday party for their youngest--who doesn't seem so young anymore. I hear they had a lot of fun there. Still, no pictures.
And I--oh boy, did I have fun. My girls and I went to Portland for a Beth Moore conference. We heard a lot of wonderful nuggets on crucifying self from the book of Galatians. We chatted the night away when we should have been sleeping (since we didn't have kids). We ate snacks and breakfast and a delicious lunch. I'm still dreaming about the avocado egg rolls that Angie bought us. And guess what? Yep, no pictures. I didn't even take the camera.
And now moving week is upon is. I had to stop packing this morning to take Caroline to the doctor because she is quite sick. We found out she has pneumonia. Poor baby. She's miserable. But now we have antibiotics and instructions to keep her comfortable with Tylenol.
I do need to say that I am living off of all of your prayers--so thank you all. This whole move has been so terribly hard on me. I, who am not much of a crier, feel like I've cried enough tears to flood our little town for a third time this season. I, like Peter, have gotten my eyes off of the Lord and onto the crashing waves and raging storm. I know that Jesus can and does move mountains. But I am learning that sometimes He doesn't. Instead He asks us to go over them. And boy did I want them moved. But I also know that all I have to do is put my hand in "the Hand of the Man who walks on water, put my hand in the Hand of the Man who calms the sea" as the song from Ezra's tape says. Thank you all for the encouraging emails and comments you've sent reminding me to do so. I so need those reminders, because I hear that the view on the other side is something to behold.
I apologize for all the talk and no pictures. I should be busy enough from now on out to be kept from such blither blather : )