Tuesday, August 31, 2010

That time of year again.

Standing: 5 feet 10.5 inches
Weighing: 235lbs.
(More on this later)

Last night my wife and I were discussing how we enjoy this time of the year. I stated that I don't
really like it, but when I think about it I am not sure that there is a time of the year that I enjoy more. I mean, Baseball is wrapping up (or making a big push to the playoffs) and Football is starting. In another month or so Hockey and Basketball will be starting. So let me profess right now! I do love this time of the year. The weather is getting a little cooler and nature's colors are starting to shine.

Well, this past Sunday Abby and I went on a Father/Daughter date to Wendy's (she for some reason has wanted to go there for a long time!) and then we stayed home from church with Madi (only Rebecca went). So what did we do? I taught the ins and outs of Football. Really just running and tackling one another. We ended the night with them taking baths and watching our favorite "The Lion King". I think the most fun part for the girls was getting to "tackle Daddy''. It was a great night.

Here are some of the photos of the girls playing football.

This is Abby coming to tackle me

Nice Catch!

Monday, August 9, 2010

She is leaving on Jet plane... Will be back again (in 10 months)

So there are a few things that we have become a very used to here in Maryland: First, it is always Sunny even on days when it is overcast, there will be a a few moments of sunshine somewhere in the day.

Second, when you live in this city you are expected to follow this city's sports teams. Like the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, and whatever... (Justin is always getting grief)

Thirdly, for the last 6 1/2 years we have become used to having Aunt Sarah (Rebecca's sister) sitting to our right in our church row. Well, that didn't happen yesterday, I (Justin) looked over my right shoulder yesterday and I realized that Sarah was not there and won't be there for a while. She is off to Asia and doing some awesome work there. (Actually, it is a huge testimony of God's amazing grace, mercy and provision. Her entire support has come in... THANK YOU JESUS!!! )

I wanted to tell you that it has been great having her so close to our family for the past 6+ years.
I have loved watching my girls play, laugh, giggle, and learn with Sarah. She really has been the perfect Aunt for Abby and Madi. I know that my kids lives have been enriched far beyond what I may ever know. I guess this is a long winded way to say thank you to Sarah and that we will be praying for you and naturally we are going to miss you!!! Please go do awesome and amazing things!!! See ya in about 10 months or so!!!!

If I (Rebecca) could put an add in the paper it would say this: WANTED: One "temporary" Sister/Aunt in the Baltimore area, Must be able to tolerate and love my quirks, let me manage your finances, sew, bake, and most importantly, LOVE/SPOIL and babysit my children as if they were your very own....accepting applications immediately (which must be accompanied with a plate of homemade cookies) position will terminate next May then resume again the following August...If you are named Sharon or Rachel Lewis you need not apply...just move south ASAP!!!

It's not only a new page in Sarah's life, but in ours as well. We will miss her terribly and are trying to adjust to life here without her. At the same time, we are so happy for her and proud beyond words and release her to the awsome plan God has for her....and thank God for SKYPE!!