Family Reunion

  This weekend the kids and Alan went to a family reunion in Georgia.  So here I will attempt to tell you about a weekend…..that I wasn’t actually a part of!  Ha!  I’ve heard the story from several sources, and it sounds like a good time was had by all.  They stayed at a park that boasted such amenities as spacious cabins and on-site alligators!

  To all of you that were there:  I so wish I could’ve been there.  Next year!!  Next year I will be there too.  I miss you all, and our offer to put you up here for a free vacation still stands.  We love to host our family and friends!

Alan said the boys took turns performing.

Joshua, holding his cousin

 Do you see how close they are to the gator???

 Relatives of all ages were playing t-ball, baseball, and football.

 Ah, who needs Scrabble when you have iPad games?

   Just so there’s no confusion, this is the boys’ cousin, not John David.  John David is still much smaller than this.

 Now that’s a beautiful sight!
Of course, Joshua is the kid that never sleeps, so he is chowing down on some fruit.
  The kids seemed to have had a great time, and I know Alan did as well.  They are so excited to finally have a “first cousin.”  
This was about all the boys told me about the whole weekend:
Caleb:  They had a giant boomerang, and they threw it and it just chased me around and around and around, and I was like, “Ahhhhhhh!”
Joshua:  Yeah!  And then it chased me too!
………….gotta love boys and their attention to detail….
  I’d better feed JD and get to bed.  Now that I have responsibilities other than just sleeping and feeding the baby, he’s gotten a little more demanding.  He is finally sleeping a 4 hour stretch at night, but I still feel SO sleep deprived, it’s not even funny.
   Both Amy and my mother have commented, when talking about leaving, “I really don’t know how you’re going to do this by yourself.”
  Okay, so that does not sound promising.  But you know, I just gotta give it the old college try.
   All bets on the amount of t.v. watching and video game playing are off.  It will be purely survival mode around here.  My friend Susie is going to take Caleb to MiniHawks tomorrow, so that will help a lot.
  If you see me out and I still look like…..a wreck, have no fear.  Give me a few more weeks.  I will so get put back together.  But it may take a little more time.  : )

A Time for Everything
1  To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2  a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which isplanted;
3  a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4  a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5  a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6  a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7  a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8  a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
9  What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?
10  ¶ I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
11  He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
12  I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
13  And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.
14  I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
15  That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.