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Monday, March 28, 2011

Bounty Hunters

Adam: Can I use the web site?
Me: The web site?
Adam: Yeah. I need to show my friend what bounty hunter he's being. We're playing Star Wars. Can you type in "Star Wars guys with white helmets?"

Better Living Through Technology

We're getting ready for a road trip that will require two days of driving each way. Our kids have been remarkable car travelers so far, but I'm scared we might be pushing our luck with this one. Although I have some snacks, activities, and media options planned, any advice will be appreciated.

So far today I:
  • Booked the hotel room. (A suite with two separate bedrooms! Suite!)
  • Started a packing list.
  • Bought a microphone app for my phone that will work through the car speakers. Four days of craning around and hollering to communicate with the kids in the back seat of the minivan? I don't think so.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Zuzu's Baptism

I find I rarely blog about the things I care most about because I feel I lack the time to figure out how to adequately express them.

Yesterday and its events were wonderful -- just wonderful -- and my heart is very full.

Tonight I don't have time to express all I'm thinking and feeling about my sweet Zuzu and her baptism and confirmation yesterday, but the pictures (perhaps with a few brief captions) say something, and I suppose something is better than nothing.

We bought her her own new set of scriptures. A couple of times during the last few weeks I've looked over during the sacrament at church to see her absorbed in her scriptures, all on her own. You keep that up, my love, and it will bless you your whole life.
Her daddy baptized her.

Photo by Spencer
A lot of people who love her showed up. Even her Uncle Andy, who lives in California, with his fiancée Christina, who we thought was at home in Pittsburgh, made a surprise appearance. Hurrah!
For the record, the blue satin sash was entirely her directive:
Photo by Tia

Friday, March 4, 2011

Guest Post: Words and Pictures

Clearly Jane inherited her spelling skills from Mary and not from me.  Not only does she spell the words correctly, she finishes in time to add illustrations.