A Gracious Place

Thursday, August 30, 2007

We're Not In Kansas Anymore

Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
We went to Kansas last weekend to visit our good friends John and Ellen. We had a wonderful time with them! It was great to see their new house, small town, church, and the youth group- for which John is the pastor. We watched a very good movie- "Emma", played the game "Settlers of Catan"- which is cutthroat, had great food- friends had just given them half a cow, and went on walks without seeing more than one car pass us by- who, of course, waved at us. The weekend was a breath of fresh (country) air! Thank you John and Ellen for your hospitality.

And of course, I can't leave you deprived of a picture of Little Miss Miranda:o)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Andie's First Lesson in Sharing

Cup O' Jo 5
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"Ah, thank you, my morning cup o' jo."

Cup O' Jo 2
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"I guess you may have a sip, Daddy."

Cup O' Jo 3
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"Just a sip. Not a drink. Okay, Daddy!?"

Cup O' Jo 4
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"I said a sip!"

Cup O' Jo 1
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Cup O' Jo 6
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"He finished it all gone!"

Monday, August 13, 2007

Look What I Can Do!

Look Mom! (1st Roll)
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I put Miranda on her back in her little gym and went to the other room for a minute. When I came back this is how I found her. I yelled at her, "Miranda! You rolled over!" and ran to get the camera. This is a picture of her first roll from her back to her stomach. It didn't go that smooth the first time, but she proceeded to practice for the next half hour or so, rolling over every other minute. It was great fun to watch. Even though she has also rolled from her stomach to her back she hasn't put the two together yet, so she gets stuck on her stomach and is still pretty immobile.

So Big

So Big1
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Scrunched Nose

Scrunched Nose
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Thursday, August 09, 2007

I'm Done

I just finished my last assignment in seminary. Thanks to all who prayed, gave, and helped in immeasurable ways. Praise the Lord.

Monday, August 06, 2007

A Small Taste

Well, here we are in the last week of Seminary, four years and one summer later. Dan finished his independent study last week and this week just has an online class to finish up by Friday. Since the online class isn’t requiring every spare minute of his time to complete, we have had a small taste of non-seminary life the past couple days.

This weekend we watched The Ten Commandments, half on Saturday and half on Sunday, since it is over three hours long. Dan couldn’t believe I had never seen it and I finally gave in, deciding a little boredom might be good for me. Besides it’s timely considering our exodus from seminary.☺ To my surprise, I really enjoyed it!!! Not really boring at all, once I got into the theatrical style of acting and the 1950’s special effects. Of course, the story is a bit embellished and I embarrassingly couldn’t decipher the fact from fiction as much as I would have hoped that I could.

This morning I made some of Diedra’s Famous Amish Scramble and we turned up Miranda’s CD, You Are My Little Bird, and had a dance fest. The jamming session abruptly ended with some puke (don’t worry, it wasn’t me-Miranda spit up). However, I think if she could talk she would say it was worth it. Besides a little puke never hurt anyone right? Right! Hopefully, she won’t inherit my phobia of throwing up and hopefully by the time her spit up turns into real puke I will have been desensitized. Anyway, after we put Miranda down for her morning nap, Dan geared up to work on some school work and I started reading Exodus to brush up on my “biblical” knowledge of the life of Moses. Then we both had the luxury of a nap this afternoon. It feels good to rest a bit.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mommy's Outfits

Standing Tall
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
Here is Miranda in three outfits I wore as a baby. I love this first one. Standing up is her new favorite pastime.

Mommy's Yellow Dress2
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Mommy's Orange Dress2
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