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broken camera & hives

One day last week when my cell phone alarm went off at 5:00 a.m., telling me to get up and go to the gym, I *ahem* accidentally threw it to the floor. Since then, the camera (which is pretty great for a phone camera; most of the pics here are from the phone) has ceased function. This has been very sad for me.

Today we had one of those moments when it's nice to always have a camera handy. We went to the Y (all of us). David, Lucy, and I swam while Truman and Penny went to the child watch. We picked them up, and drove by the library so I could return a mountain of books. Then we stopped at the bread store on the way home. We noticed Truman was bright red. His ears were deep red, almost purple, and his arms and legs as well. He was covered in tiny hive-ish bumps. His skin under his clothes (t-shirt, shorts, socks) was totally normal. He hadn't had anything to eat in quite some time, and looked fine when we'd left the Y. He said it didn't itch, but during the 90 seconds we …

caramel ice cream sandwiches


Wednesday was pretty much a fantastic day for me. My niece asked me to be with her as she gave birth to her first child, which was a thrill in and of itself. Thanks to some very kind friends, I was able to ditch my own kids to hang out with a much younger one! Landon was born at 4:00 p.m., 7 pounds and 12 ounces of insanely cute boyness.

Earlier in the day, David and I fell in love. With a house. We made an offer the next morning, and it was accepted by lunch time. Now we are just waiting for all the banks to do all their things. Pics of the house to come.
Before haircut.

After haircut.

Truman hates having his hair cut. Even an ice cream cone couldn't bring out a smile.
An unexpected surprise. These daffodils and tulips sprung up in our ghetto rental backyard. Just a pleasant little reminder that Jesus Christ loves us, no matter where we are - physically OR spiritually.


Pretty Penny

Penny got some new dresses from my friend Erica and her daughter, Abbie. Penny looooves dresses. Penny is a princess. She also wears underwear all day and stays dry and goes potty with no prompting. She's marvelous.