It's been awhile since I have had the opportunity to post. These past two weeks have been so busy!
Two weekends ago, Eric and I joined our friends, Faith and Jeff, for a day out in San Diego to celebrate Eric's birthday. We walked around Balboa Park, toured the "Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibit at the Natural History Museum, and took the Orr family's dingy out in the San Diego Harbor for a little cruise! It was a long but very fun day!
Last weekend, Eric and I dropped off the baby at my parents house so that we could go to the Marriage Retreat with our church. It was so hard to leave her, but I knew that if we didn't go away, I would regret it! A wonderful couple at church sponsored our weekend, and we were so blessed to spend time together and have a chance to focus on our marriage and friendship.
In these past few days, we have torn our little place apart in an attempt to sort all of our belongings! I would have posted sooner, but I couldn't find the laptop under all the piles of stuff! But we managed to fill our back patio with boxes for the Goodwill. We will be moving out of our place next month, and we only want to keep the absolutely essential items... it is so refreshing to purge and pare down our "stuff". It's amazing how much we accumulate that we don't really need!
I am also trying to get ready, physically and emotionally, for our trip to Panama. We had always intended to take Anna along, her passport even arrived a few weeks ago... but upon further evaluation, we decided that it would be best for Anna if we left her with my parents. She did so great at their house last weekend, and she would be so much more comfortable there, as opposed to lugging her around in a stroller for 5 days. We have much to accomplish on this trip, and poor Anna would have no toys, no crib to nap in, no schedule, not to mention two long flights! So, despite my breaking heart, I will be leaving on this trip without my baby! I am eager, however, to see what the Lord will show us on this short trip. We will leave on Sunday, November 25 and return on Friday, November 30.
Today, after Anna woke up from her morning nap, I decided to have a little photo shoot fun! It didn't last long, but I managed to get a couple cute shots!
Whew! It's been a busy but fun couple of weeks... and it's just going to get busier!