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Home again, though we never left

Today, we were supposed to be in Colorado Springs, but due to some sickness issues, we had to cancel.

So sad! Especially when we were really looking forward to seeing Jen, Greg, and Barb and watching this sweet little peanut make his funny face in person:

I hope we're able to make it out there soon!!

So, instead, Nathan and I are hanging out at the house, unpacking suitcases and trying to figure out if I have enough food to make something for dinner or if we have to go out and brave Walmart.

I'm doubting that I have enough food. Unless we're up for eating cans of refried beans and popsicles for dinner. Protein and fruit, right? I'm all for well-balanced meals.

I have to share with you guys one of my all-time favorite books. I pull it out to use during my quiet times at least once a year:

I Come Quietly to Meet You by Amy Carmichael and David Hazard. It's a collection of Amy's writings that David Hazard has arranged into 40 daily readings and guys - it is SO good. I'm a huge, huge fan of Amy Carmichael. If you don't know her story, you need to look it up. She has an incredible testimony and she is a very gifted writer. You can just tell she's head over heels in love with Christ and I love that!

GREAT news at our house! Jon passed his dossier and as of August, will be a Level Two teacher!! Yay!! :) We are so proud of him!! I was laughing at this picture because this is a typical day when he gets home from school - we all just swarm him. :)

Yesterday was definitely a bad nap day for Nathan. It never fails that the days where we have to be somewhere at noon is when he ends up taking a two-and-a-half hour morning nap and makes us late and the days where we are just staying home and I'm hoping to get a lot of writing done or a lot of stuff done around the house, he ends up taking a thirty minute nap.


(I think he looks like SUCH a little boy in this picture - it's slowly killing me. Where is my baby???)

Before he learned to sit up and pull up, he would cry/whimper for a few minutes if he woke up during a nap and then go back to sleep. But now, he just sits or stands in his crib and cries until I go in there and lay him back down. Then, I think he sees me and decides it's time to get up so he just cries and cries after I lay him back down. Or he pulls right back up, keeps crying/talking and waits for me to come back in.

So I don't know whether I should make him stay in his crib and sob until his normal time for getting up or if I should just get him up. He started crying last night in the middle of the night and I walked in there and found him just sitting in his crib.

Of course, I was thankful as I walked back down the hall that he'd started crying because there was a GINORMOUS spider next to the nightlight in the hall so I immediately went running to Jon. If Nathan hadn't woken up, I might have had to get the spider by myself today.

One of the biggest perks of being married is that I don't have to kill spiders. Blegh. I usually just put a cup over them and wait for Jon to get home. I can barely look at one without feeling a hundred of them crawling on me or envisioning them crawling on Nathan. I guess you can figure out what I dreamed about the rest of the night.

So, I'm praying that today is a better nap day because Nater Tot's mom might need a nap as well. :)
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