Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
So, here it is, 11 authors who have influenced Kate:
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
News that is both sad and happy: sometime in the next couple of weeks I will be headed back to work. Thankfully, I got a really terrific job at a Southwestern Medical Clinic just up the road from us in Niles, MI, and I'll only be working part-time (1-2 days a week). The clinic has 4 separate clinics within one building - internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and an urgent care walk-in clinic (they also have OB/Gyn at a different site). I'll be working in the urgent care. The clinic is actually a Christian clinic, very unique. Here's their mission statement:
Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I've been experiencing a lot of unrest lately. It really troubles me that the apartment is very far from unpacked, the dishes are rarely done, and my plans to go grocery shopping usually fall through. Most of this is simply attributed to the fact that caring for my sweet Maryn takes up the majority of my time, and Billy is working nearly 60 hour weeks already with school. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE staying at home and meeting the infinite needs of my darling baby. I just have to learn that if that's all that gets done, that's okay. I'm trying to depend on the Father and keep a quiet heart, but it's hard. Reading this quote today helped:
"I think I find most help in trying to look on all the interruptions and hindrances to work that one has planned out for oneself as discipline, trials sent by God to help one against getting selfish over one's work. Then one can feel that perhaps one's true work--one's work for God--consists in doing some trifling haphazard thing that has been thrown into one's day. It is not a waste of time, as one is tempted to think, it is the most important part of the work of the day--the part one can best offer to God. After such a hindrance, do not rush after the planned work; trust that the time to finish it will be given sometime, and keep a quiet heart about it."
~Annie Keary, 1825-1879 (qtd in Keep a Quiet Heart, p. 9)
Sunday, August 29, 2010
According to all of our parent-friends, 6 weeks marks a point in time in which things start to get a lot easier. I'm not sure what "easier" looks like, but we'll see. She has started sleeping longer at night, so that's nice. Can't wait until it's all night!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Sarah and Laura helped us pack - what a blessing! We'll miss Jon too!
How fun that Ben and Rachael were in Norman for the summer!
We were so blessed to be able to spend time with Blake and Carol upon their return from overseas. They even gave us a shout-out on their blog: http://livinglindley.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye-friends.html
Oh, Penningtons, we will miss you - Carol, Anna, Molly; Shane & Mathan too. And the American Girl doll. :)
And finally our dear friends Russell and Katherine.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We got these neat pics of Maryn with Billy's family - five generations! Great-great Grandma Deane, Great-Mamaw Kaye, Nana Tammy, Billy, and Maryn. We have a similar pic of Billy when he was a baby. We actually could have taken more pics with two other great-great grandmothers but didn't have the right family members together at the same time - one other great-great grandma on Billy's side, and one on mine. Not many kids get to have a great-great grandmother, not to mention three! What a blessed kid Maryn is!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Maryn is finally here! She arrived July 15 at 11:23 am, weighing 8 lbs, 1 oz, and measuring 20.5 in long. If you ask us, she is the most beautiful, sweet, fantastic little baby ever born and we are immeasurably blessed! Birth story to come soon!