Sunday, February 22, 2009

bath time again

this teaches you to drain the bath immediately after you are done!


malachi wanted to pretend all day today. tonight he asked that the boys be pirates and i would be the dragon... everyone has always told me boys make guns out of anything and they just figure it out somehow. as much as we have attempted to keep violent images out of his little head malachi has figured it out kind of - i don't think he knows the word gun so he has made up his own word - "poosher" and you "poosh" people. hence the pirates had his play tools aka "pooshers." so welcome to the world of a litle boy

Friday, February 20, 2009

our first blood orange

ryan was super excited this morning that the first blood orange was ready. he asked me to take pictures of it...our other citrus trees are producing more fruit but the fruit isn't quite sweet enough to eat, in fact its rather sour. if anyone knows how to fix this problem let us know. the boys loved enjoying the "good" orange.

the noises he was making went along with the stuff your face look...


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

thanks grandma!

ryan's mom left today after enjoying california's suddenly very rainy weather and the flu epidemic at our house. not exactly the trip she was expecting but we still had fun. we are thankful she only suffered from the flu slightly...rob also hung out with us for the weekend and we graciously gave him the flu as well. makes you want to visit us soon, huh!
the boys loved hanging out with grandma, reading books, playing games, working in the garden, watching the rain pour down. it was a treat for us to have her here because we even had a marathon date as well: movie, dinner and shopping! i think the last time we had that long of a date was when she visited last fall. so come again any time.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

some review of life

verwys family


fun in mi snow

so my runs a making a post have failed lately - this one was in the middle of being done and then it posted before without my knowledge. i am complaining about the mac book i used to do it because it kept on going to "sleep" while the photos were loading and disconnecting my from the internet. ok so there you have it.
so these are christmas shots and maybe some day i'll get more up. like birthdays, our trip to disneyland...

in the mean time. right now i am enjoying rain falling outside while the boys sleep. we are also finally vomit free at our house after a whole week. every one of us was sick and i can't remember the last time i was that sick (maybe 15 years ago.) in the middle of the sickness i did leave for the weekend to go to a retreat with a group of women that i am in a learning community with. great women, all connected with urban ministry of some sort. we had a great time, good food and wonderful discussion, learning, solitude, and prayer. there were a number of things that stuck with me from the weekend but one was shared by the spiritual director who was with us, lynn. she led us through a lot of self reflection and time to journal and think about God and our relationship with him as a real God or a concept. it was good and deep and i could go into a lot of detail but i'd rather talk about it in person than on my blog... so anyway we talked about wholeness and her comment was that being whole means a:

"relentless pursuit of truth about you that will give you a healthy sense of self and loving relationships" that God brings light in to this truth because he doesn't show us truth without himself present in it - this was after we talked about our calling by God, with God and for God and then did a life evaluation of sorts. i was blessed to have the time to get away and reflect and was reminded about how needed time like that is. it was good timing because then i came home to sick kids and life...