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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tired of....

....the presidential commercials for an election that's 21 months away.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Flipping Out

Luke has learned how to turn a flip.
How funny!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Find Andrew

A few of the students at Andrew's school got the opportunity to tour a school bus. Since we're a private school, many of the kids have never been inside of a bus before so this was very exciting for them. Can you spot Andrew? (He's the blonde on the far right near the edge of the picture.)


It was so warm outside today! Beautiful. We didn't even need jackets. I enjoy wearing short sleeve shirts. Andrew and I laid in the grass in the backyard and looked up at the clouds.

Andrew: "Where they going, Mom?"
Me: "They're just moving on, I guess"
Andrew: "I know....they going to the moon! See!" (pointing to the moon)

So cute!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Just wanted to show you the picture of proof.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


So many deadlines to much to get done:

1. Finish the yearbook by Thursday so it can be mailed and received in Illinois by Monday
2. Pre-register child #2 for Fall MMO this week
3. Sort through clothes and tag them for the city-wide spring consignment sale by next week
4. Design school and MOPS newsletters by tomorrow night
5. Continue unpacking boxes
6. Buy a wedding shower gift by Saturday
7. Paint bedroom and living room
8. Pass out Mission Project to child #1 class in next two weeks
9. Complete art lesson plans for the next month
10. Camp reunion coming up and need to find a babysitter

So much more but no one really cares about this's just another place for me to look and "check-off" for that time when I lose my first list.

Monday, February 19, 2007

To God be the Glory

To God be the glory......may his praise be forever on my lips, in my heart, and on my mind. A dear sweet friend called me this week with tragic news. How heartbreaking to hear her sorrow....oh, but how encouraging to hear that she is praising God through it all. I weep with her. I scream with her. I wonder with her. Along with her, I don't know WHY. But I DO know that God never makes a mistake...and He never will.

Just typing....

I'm not feeling well today....have a headache and have been sneezing alot. Don't know if it's related to the pregnancy, a change in cold to warm weather, withdrawal from watching 24, or a new house with new germs. Who knows.....

Everyone keeps telling me to be prepared to spend more money on this little girl than I've spent combined on my two boys. I've not spent a penny so far but it's only been six days since we found out. Fortunately, I have lots of friends with little girls who have offered to hand down plenty of cute pink clothes. It's almost like having a first child all over again....not really, but kind of.

Here's a picture of Luke strolling along with his cousin, Ella (Valerie and Tyler's second daughter).

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Baby McGinnis is a boy or girl?

100% positive as the ultrasound pictures were VERY clear.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Boxes, Boxes, Boxes

There are boxes everywhere! We have officially made the move from one house to the next. We still don't have our cable hooked up yet so we have a sweet friend taping 24 for us tonight. Since we don't have our cable yet, we are also without Internet access....which is probably a good thing since it's a distraction for me. I need to be spending what little time I have unpacking boxes and organizing rooms.

My friend, Crissy, is a wonderful writer and extremely transparent in her words. She shoots straight from the heart. I wish everyone knew this friend of mine. She's an amazing godly woman. Click on her name above to access her blog.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Ridin' in my car

It was pleasant yesterday....warmer than usual. We ventured outside for some play time. Luke decided it was his turn to take his older brother for a spin.

Monday, February 05, 2007

I Hate the Moving Process

I hate the moving process. Packing up so many boxes, not knowing where to put certain items, finding items you thought you lost, dusting in areas never gone before, deciding what to sell, keep, toss or give-away, wondering how you accumulated so much stuff (junk, actually), finding the time to get it all done, etc. AHHHHHHH! I hope we don't do this again for a really long time.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Reading Time

We went to Andrew's class today to have a pizza party. Afterwards, most of the kids gravitated toward Mitch because he had a book in his hand. I like this picture because Ansley, the only girl in the class of 12 boys, wanted to sit in Mitch's lap. I think she loves books more than my own kids.