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2010

Daniel's 7th Birthday

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It Falls Right Back on Me

Emily came up today with an awesome inspired poem. I love seeing God at work in my children!

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The German Boy and Pippi

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Birthday Treasures

I turned 35 on October 10, and my family really came through in making it a wonderful birthday.

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Daniel's Soccer Debut

Despite the fact that Tim and I are two of the least athletically oriented people around, we’ve been given a son whose every fiber screams at a need for organized sports. We put him in soccer for the first time this year, and he’s positively flourishing in it. And, it’s a good way for him to burn off all that crazy energy of his.

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The Ruins of a Beach Vacation and the Time Warp Hotel

Our two day trip to the beach ended up being kind of ruined by high winds, cold temperatures, and rough surf - but not being able to swim freed us up to discover the fascinating ruins of old beach history, from old boardwalk attractions to staying in a half boarded up 1920s art deco hotel. It felt like something out of a horror movie - but it was great. There’s nothing like finding the silver lining on something that would otherwise be a disaster.

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Arkansas Vacation Part 3: Shenendoah Valley

On the trip back, we drove through Shenendoah Valley National Park on the Skyline Drive. It was unbelievable. Go there someday, if you haven’t already.

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Arkansas Vacation Part 2: Family Reunion

We had a fantastic time at the lake house in Hot Springs with my Doss family. There was swimming, fishing, boating, jet skiing, and family bonding. It was wonderful.

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Arkansas Vacation Part 1: St. Louis MO and Stuttgart AR

On our way down to the Arkansas family reunion, we stopped by St. Louis as tourists, and then drove through various places in Arkansas for reasons of nostalgia. But it’s true what they say: you can never go back.

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Emily's First Piano Recital

Emily performed in her first ever piano recital last night, and she did great! Here are a few pictures, as well as video of her performance.

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Snowpocalypse Now

Massive amounts of snow hit the Northeast over this past week, inspiring the name “Snowpocalypse” in the media. We stayed home and played and ate fattening food and prayed the power wouldn’t go out.

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