Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Life as We Know It

Well I guess our life just isn't near as exciting in Ohio as it was in Hawaii. As the days pass and I find I haven't blogged in awhile, I say to myself "What do I blog about!". I want to say that it isn't Ohio but just the fact that we moved. It is more than the change of house, new schools, church hunting, finding friends. It is almost like life comes screeching to a halt. We get so involved in things: friends, commitments, activities. Then you move and BAM!, there is nothing occupying your evenings or weekends and I sit and wonder what to do with myself! It is just a season of quietness and I am sure our lives will be booming with activities here again soon. In the meantime you will just have to be satisfied with stories and pictures of my cuties.

I have been enjoying my mornings with just Jesse and feel like I have read the whole library in all this quietness. The kids LOVE school and are adjusting well. Our neighborhood isn't swamped with kids so surprisingly Asher and Anna have become better friends than I thought possible - such a blessing to see. Anna has started ballet and gymnastics and keeps telling Asher to look for her on TV. Asher is thriving in piano lessons and just started a swim team where he is learning the techniques of swimming while being part of team (no competition until he is ready). Both activities are perfect for Asher and his personality. Joel completes his review classes this week, believes he has settled on a research topic, and starts "real" classes next week: linear algebra, probability and statistics, and digital signal processing. Sounds fun, right?! He gets sent off with a packed lunch everyday just like the kiddos. As for me, my heart aches for sailing! I am freezing and still can't keep shoes on Jesse (even in 50 degree weather). But the fall is taking my breath away and the Lord is truly blessing me with a few quick friends, a babysitting swap, and a MOPS group.

Weekly trips to the library have been one of our newest adventures. Jesse ALWAYS picks out a train book and hangs on to them for dear life. Seriously, he even sleeps with them. I have to sneak them away when he isn't looking when it is time to return them.

This was the sight in our house this past Saturday morning. Meet Anna, the fairy princess, and Asher, aka. "Clone Superman". Yes, that is what he called himself. Check out the socks! Completely cracked me up.

1 comment:

  1. Mary,
    You said exactly what I've been feeling and couldn't find words for, "We get so involved...Then you move and BAM!"
    That's it!
    Now I just have to keep working on pulling down that wall I hit.
    I hope your wall continues to come down quickly and you adjust to Ohio and make it feel like "HOME".