Sunday, 28 April 2013

Round Here

Life continues to whirl around us. The rhythm of life drastically increases in Spring, and it is supposed to be Spring, although the winter coats we have been wearing this week might suggest otherwise! I have come to enjoy the ebb and flow of the seasons here. Although I am far from embracing winter I like the inevitable cocooning and slowing down that it requires. That said, we are all ready for the weather to move forward so we can enjoy some sunshine and outdoor time (because the children have been bouncing off the walls of late).

Have I mentioned before that house hunting is terrible? This trend continues. We are trying to negotiate right now on a house that needs a good deal of work before we can move in (the reason we could possibly afford it), but it is not going so well. I don't think we will reach that magic number where we can both afford the house and afford to do the work it requires, which is too bad because it is a nice big house and I never ever want to go out looking at houses again. We are trusting that if this is our home God will work it out, and if not He must have something different out there for us. Hopefully very very soon. Letting go is made easier by the insane property taxes..but the insanity of property taxes in IL is a whole different post.

This month Tommy turned five. It sounds so old. He will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall, as he is more than ready to make the move from preschool to the big leagues. He amazes us with his curiosity, memory, and great sense of humor. According to his most recent parent-teacher conference he is very smart, well-liked by his peers, a leader, and has a bright and happy personality. He is also rather impulsive and has trouble keeping his sweet little hands to himself, lest you think that he has no faults. I would rather limit my enumeration of those faults publicly to protect him, but I figure that if you've ever spent five minutes with him you know that he struggles with those things so we might as well be real about it. Tommy has grown so much this past year that he has gotten hard for me to pick up. He is such a boy now. I know my days of holding him on my hip are very numbered, and it's hard to believe it.

And, to conclude this disjointed post, some pictures of the birthday boy and the rest of the crew:

1 comment:

Michelle Chandler-Trevino said...

We are frustrated with house hunting as well. Praying you'll find the right one soon.