I knew this day would come where I would take the time to catch up on our time from Maine so I can happily share with you about our new house and surroundings. : )
Matthew standing with his snowman friend.
New England style hot dog buns (or rolls). It’s a long piece of fluffy bread with slits in it.
Benjamin a few months back. Just look at that curly hair. He looks much older now that he’s walking around everywhere. He started walking at 22 months old. He’ll be two years old next month. Where does the time go? I want another baby again….
Benjamin’s dear, innocent look that I love. Matthew and the kids made sentences with the alphabet letters that I bought them while we were cooped up in the house.
Little Anna. She and her twin sister Tabitha have such kind mannered dispositions. They are very loving.
Hannah doing her math. At least she looks happy today… she usually doesn’t like doing math. : )
Elisabeth – She’s growing up! She’ll be 11 on July 6th.
Leah, she looks a little like my sister Natalie and acts like her some too…. she’s very sweet and fun to be around. Hardly ever mopey, always in good spirits. : ) You’re fun to be around, Leah!
You’re looking older. It’s hard to see you looking a little older. You’ve always been the baby of the first set of kids we’ve had.
Here you look just like my daughter Christine who turns 29 this month. Same, exact smile. : ) Very sweet.
Excuse our dark picture. We did lots of coloring, puzzles and drawing pictures while we were here. We found some crowns for a dollar, the girls were just elated about this find!
Your look is changing, Pup!
Tiny Tabitha. Whew, you’re still little. : ) I must have taken this when you woke up.
Dear Hannah. You exhibit your feelings the most… good and ehem, bad. ; ) We love your tender heart. You have good energy at this age.
I just love your smile here.
… and here.
Benjamin, you look so tiny here. You have grown into a toddler since this picture was taken a few months ago. He always put his back to the back of this futon couch and bounced forward and back.
This was a sad picture for me to see today. My friend Neysha had our kids over while we signed papers to buy a log house in Maine. They made baskets that day. My heart was so broke over leaving Maine that I cried for over a month, every. single. day. That’s why I haven’t blogged these past months. I love Maine, the quiet culture there, the place of safety and refuge that it offers. Most people who leave find themselves returning later… I can see why. We were there only 3 1/3 months and I did not want to leave! I felt like I came back home! We really wanted to live there but the Lord kept closing the doors. we couldn’t deny it, He made it so evident in so many ways. It was truly a culture shock for us to come back to the rest of the states. I read of others leaving Maine and experiencing culture shock as well so it made me feel at least justified.
Now that we have a farm home we love, I feel much better.