Monday, April 10, 2006

Spring Update

Spring has finally sprung and that’s a good thing for the Stewarts. This picture was taken this weekend at church, it is our official family picture as “new members” of Christ the King. It was actually the first time we’d all been to church together since we became members last month. Life has been busy. The good kind of busy, but busy nonetheless.

If you haven’t heard already, my mom is interviewing for jobs back out in Washington State where she is looking to be hired for the fall. That has presented some interesting new twists for all of us, but mostly it seems to be sorting itself out. She’s interviewing at Western this coming (Easter) weekend, so we are hoping good things for that trip.

I spent a considerable amount of time this weekend getting the kids’ outdoor play areas (the front porch and the back screened porch) ready for them to enjoy. The sun was out all weekend, although Saturday it was still a bit chilly.

Sunday they ‘helped’ Daddy rake leaves… and blew bubbles which seems to be one of their all-time favorite pastimes.

They also were invited down to Eeya’s (that’s AronSpeak for Julia) and Avery’s house to decorate Easter cookies. At one point there was much more frosting on faces hands and tongues than on the actual cookies, but they had a grand time.

Next door the other direction are two boys (Ian who is 14 and Gabe who is 8) who took the kids for a walk Saturday morning. They are establishing themselves in the neighborhood. They are mostly just thrilled that they get to go outside and play.

The biggest adjustment we’ve all had to make is the change to Daylight Savings Time (a novelty for those living in Indiana). The kids’ bedtime is between 7 and 8, and it’s still pretty light even at 8 p.m. They are adjusting to calming down before it gets dark. The nice thing, however, is that they’ve been sleeping until well after 7 most mornings.

Well, I guess that’s it for now. Hope all of you are doing well. We love hearing from you!

Oh, I should give you an update on the MS Walk Pledges! You have all helped me out greatly, I’m at $465 of my new $500 goal. The team goal is $3,000 and I’m trying to think of a good activity that I could do to bring it more for the whole team – like a bake sale? If any of you have ideas for fundraising activities, I’d sure be interested in hearing them!


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