Sunday, October 26, 2008

Boys & Trains

Hannah and Marshall ended up spending last week at my parents. Last minute I was able to head to Lawrence for Friday night to spend some time with the family. Sharon, David & JT came over as well for a family dinner. I got in some good play time with the boys. They are growing and a delight to be around. JT & Marshall get along well now. JT's much more cautious & gentle where Marshall keeps asking if they can "crash" - trains, cars, whatever they're playing with.
Trying to ensure I keep "favorite aunt" status with both boys :-)

Me & JT - he's 3.

Hannah & Marshall - he's 2.
Trains - it all started at Christmas 2 years ago. My dad got out the Christmas train which needed new batteries. JT was fascinated. And thus the train saga started. Dad bought an electric train and the collection of cars and track has been become a stable in the basement. That's where the boys want to go as soon as they get in "Grandma's house", to "Grandpa's train". I did not realize I would spend so much time putting trains back on the tracks for 2 little boys.
Grandpa & Marshall enjoying an early morning train session.
Marshall & JT busy playing train.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

this is what it is...

Well, I promised an update. There's been a lot going on but it doesn't seem that out of the ordinary. I"ve been home for about a month now. It's been nice to have time to settle in and tackle some house & yard projects. And it seems that since August all God's been speaking to me about has been "relationship". That I need to be intentional about building and growing relationships. I have been trying to do that. I've had a lot of opportunities to do that with my friends. And there have been a number of times in the last month where I've run into old friends I haven't seen in awhile. I even attended the Love & Respect conference a few weeks ago - while on marriage relationships, it can be applied to any male-female relationship. My women's biblestudy has been doing a study on women's relationships with each other. There have been lots of social events lately - some informal hanging out with friends, having people over for dinner, and some larger planned activities. Pathways had their annual fall barn dance about 2 weeks ago. It was a lot of fun & there's even a picture of me dancing.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I know I've been neglecting my blog. At first it was nice to just be home after a crazy few months. I have been tackling a few projects around the house & yard. And now work is starting to get busy. I will try to post a few pictures of what I've been up to soon.

Happy Trails...