Friday, August 22, 2008

Little sicky

Abby has virus... poor baby!

It started out as a cough, turned into a cold, at it's peak gave her a fever, nasty boogery nose, eye boogers, and NO desire to eat or sleep longer than an hour, and is just now winding down.

On top of that, I (Jenny) was also sick for a few days, making it hard to care for a little fussy baby!

So, when we are all feeling better and some of the craziness of New Student Outreach has died down, I will be posting pictures of:
*Dan and Katie's wedding
*Our Vacation in Nags Head with the Berlin's
*Abby's first trip to Disney World

So Stay tuned!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Look what I found!!

...our little mozart...

Following in her Mommy/Grandmommy/Aunt Katie's footsteps??

Concentrating so hard

This looks complicated

This one's a sharp, right, Mom??

Little hands trying to strrrrrretch across the keys

I think I'm getting the hang of it!!

These two sound pretty good together...

This is better than eating Bruiser's face!

Abby loves, loves, LOVES "playing" the piano!!

As long as I can remember, one of my dreams has always been that by the time I started having children, I would have a piano of my own. I grew up to the sounds of my mother playing our piano every day- I don't think a day went by when I didn't hear her play, even for just a few moments. My parents started me on lessons when I was in elementary school, and though I fought them every day about practicing, and threatened to quit before almost every lesson, I secretly craved and needed such an outlet and place to express myself creatively. I won't profess to be a wonderful pianist by any means. I can read music just fine, but I'll never be able to just sit and play what comes to mind so perfectly and beautifully as my Mom can. But even still, something comes alive inside of me every time my fingers begin to dance across the keys. Music will forever be a great joy deep in my soul, and I have my parents, my Mom, to thank for that.
I have always wanted the same for my own children. For them to grow up in a home filled with music. For them to have the opportunity to make music of their own. To play music with them. So when my parents told me that some good friends of our family had a piano they were giving away, that they were giving to us, my dream came true!!
So thank you, Mom and Dad- for making me take lessons, Mom- for filling our home and my heart with your music, and the Guertlers-for your beautiful piano.

Monday, August 4, 2008

taveling, traveling...

We just started week three of our three-week long vacation, which is why there has been a lack of updates lately. I know, who in the heck takes a three week vacation???

Two weeks ago, we headed to Charlottesville to get ready for my brother Dan's wedding. After the wedding we left for Nags Head with the Berlins, and we are now in Tampa, Florida, until Sunday, for an InterVarsity Area Staff Meeting for all my fellow Staffers in the Shenendoah area.

We finally have reliable internet again, so we will be posting pictures soon!!! Stay tuned!!!