Wednesday, February 13, 2008


On Sunday Doug and I joined FBC Durham, a wonderful church, and the church where Andy Davis is the pastor! We're very excited about this church, and very encouraged by Andy's preaching. He has memorized almost the entire Bible (it may be the entire thing by now), and it is such a privilege to hear him preach.

We all dressed up in our Sunday best and I left Sunday school a few minutes early to go get the kids so they could join us in the service (all the new members stand up in front of the church and say their names--there were about 35 of us). When I arrived at the nursery, I couldn't see Anne. Usually she rushes right over to me. But I couldn't find her anywhere--until one of the nursery workers pointed her out. She was sound asleep in the crib, which was right in the room, with all the kids being noisy and the lights on! They told me she had crawled over to her blanket and laid down it, so they picked her up and put her in the crib, where she promptly stuck her thumb in her mouth and fell asleep! So I left her alone and Brad joined us. You can tell in the picture above, taken before church, that she was sleepy even then.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Anne and I had a quiet Saturday morning while Dad 'n' Brad visited a museum in Durham and the Duke campus, which Doug reports is beautiful. As you can see, Anne's hair is getting quite long, and though we did buy her some cute bows, we don't get to use them very often because she likes to pull them out of her hair.

We recently compromised by putting a ponytail holder in, and then smoothing it down with a bow. Her hair needs to get a bit longer yet to do more with it!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Wthout further delay...

...I give you: the children.

Brad and Anne are here playing outside on the swingset. Well, Brad is playing and Anne is watching and laughing.

Friday, February 01, 2008


Grandma and Grandpa introduced us to Skype! Now Grandma & Co. can talk to Brad and Anne online. Thanks to my wonderful previous employer, I am the proud owner of a MacBook (!!!!!) with built-in camera. So we can do free video chats without even having to buy a webcam! As you can see, Grandma is very excited about this.