Monday, August 15, 2011


Hey there bloggies,

I don't have much to report on the home front today.  We had Lincoln's big Circus bash yesterday which was wonderful.  Pictures will come soon, I promise!! 

I was looking at pictures though from just over a  year ago and looking at faces in those pictures and thinking oh my how things changed in that time.  A year used to seem like forever, but as I get older tiem is going more and more quickly.  Then you look back and realize all of the wonderful things and hard things and time consuming things that have happened and you remember that a year really is kind of a long time.

I came across pictures of our wonderful friends who live in Switzerland.  They were home for a visit following a crazy bicycle accident, just the two of them.  Fabulously enough they have multiplied and became three.  It took some time for that to happen...about 40+ weeks to be exact. They are now super proud parents of a beauty of a girl named Priska.  And wow is she beautiful!  One day I will get to hold her yummy chubby baby hand...I am sure it will happen. 

Then there are pictures of my Lincoln man, just crawling and rolling around.  Now he runs up and down the stairs and jumps and yells.  He tells me he misses me and says thank you.  Wow, how did he grow up so quickly?? 

In these pictures, we are moving out of our condo.  Our first owned home.  We now live in much bigger house.  We actually have enough bedrooms and a fenced in back yard.  Some things are still in boxes, but we are surviving just fine.  Maybe some of those things never need to be unpacked...maybe they can go straight to Goodwill.  Or we will just get there when we get there. In the meantime, we are happy and love having the space to sprawl out.

Then there are pictures of my handsome brother.  Pictures at his going away party.  He's packing up his belongings about to embark on a little trip to Japan to work.  I can't believe that was only a year ago!!  I mean really all of the things that have happened.  I am amazed.  There was a small earthquake which freaked us and him out.  Then just a couple short days later one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded happens followed up by one of the biggest tsunamis ever.  Hours of no contact and stress and worry and prayers and love.  Now he is back home in Indiana with his fiance, the beautiful Georgia.  Which may I say she truly is beautiful and super nice and I am super excited she is going to be my sister-in-law.  All Arabelle could say was "She is so beautiful!"  And Lincoln well he calls her George.  So you take what you can get there. 

In a year, your world can change.  Your heart can break and be put back together. Your belongings can increase, be lost, be boxed up and or unpacked unpacked.  You grow and mature in ways you probably thought weren't possible or never imagined.  God shapes you and molds you to the person he always knew you could be and will be.  God is still perfecting us everyday and every year that go by, don't lose sight of that.  Sometimes when you think not much has happened or that time is going so quickly.  Take a look back and remember all that truly happened.

And because everyone should remember what fun a Lincoln Log set is I shared our pictures.  We really do take pictures of everything....We had to document our success at figuring it out.  It's not as easy as you might think.

Have a nice evening loves!

1 comment:

  1. Love this post, Ams. Photos really are worth so much, I'm so thankful we live in a time where it's super easy to document changes, growth and beauty as we do. And wow, what changes you guys have gone through in the last two years! Thank you for the sweet comment - we can't wait to introduce you guys to Miss Priska. You're right - she IS so beautiful, if I do say so myself. ;) Miss you tons!!