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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Oh my!

It has been over 3 months since our last post . . . I guess it's good that I didn't promise we would update this every few weeks!

We have been busy with school, sports, AWANAs, friends, birthdays, Easter, church, potty training and generally trying to catch our breath! We're looking forward to summer break! The boys played basketball during the winter and Emily continued with gymnastics. Right now, all 3 are enjoying playing soccer and are looking forward to t-ball & baseball this summer. I'm attempting to post several pictures. The first is from a family fun night at Monkey Bizness just last night. The kids had a blast! The next several are from Easter & decorating eggs. Levi & Kevin both had birthdays Easter weekend. We were able to be part of a fun surprise party for Kevin at work (I wasn't able to post pictures--but he was very surprised and it was fun!). Levi, our contraption boy, had a "crazy contraption party" for his birthday, complete with plenty of kid-sized explosives! (the goofy cake with the contraption on top was for his party). Our "Auntie Penny" was hit by a car in early March, she spent most of the month in the hospital and a rehabilitation center, this photo was from a hospital visit just before St Patrick's Day. Samuel is a big 3 year old and wanted a blue car cake for his birthday! The photo of Emily and Kevin (and a teddy bear!) on ice skates is from Emily's half-birthday celebration. Last year we began a tradition of taking the kids out for a special time with (just) mom and dad for their half-birthdays. Emily loves ice-skating and chose to make that part of her special night. April 15th was Kevin's last official day as the executive director of the Providence Network (he's still working for now, training his replacement). We remain unsure of what God has next for us. We are leaving next Tuesday (April 22nd) for a conference in Canada and will be continuing to seek God for "the next step".