Chase Fireflies

A Little This, A Little That


I’ve been running a lot lately, which is making my knees feel older than death.  It also makes me want to hurl when I’m done.  But after that, the feeling is delightful.  All I want to do is sing and skip and twirl for the rest of the day.  The kiddos love when Mommy runs!  I’m officially registered (YIPES!) for the KOMEN Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day.  If anyone wants to join me, please come along.  I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m thrilled to be healthy and running towards something that matters.  (And since it’s at 8:00 in the morning, you can still make church!  Not sure about a shower though:)

I’m going to France.  What?!?   I can hardly believe it myself.  In three weeks, my mom and I will be flying to Paris to visit my brother Dan, who is currently teaching there.  Though it will be awful to leave the kids and Paul, I am thrilled to be a part of his life there.  My brother means the world to me.  I am so proud of him for pursuing his dreams and for living the life that he’s imagined.  He’s gutsy, fun, compassionate.  And he values people.  I think that’s my favorite Dan quality.

Our bathroom sink is in our dining room and there’s a hole in the wall.  Paul took it upon himself to start a bathroom remodeling project while I was at work on Saturday.  Did I mention that I love this guy?  The only thing is that in taking out the toilet paper holder, the wall behind it kinda caved in.  The previous owners had drilled holes in the pipes, so there has been a slow and steady leak all this time.  I guess things are never as easy as they appear:)  Truth is, I could care less about the hole.  I’m just excited to paint!

I am the whitest individual my dermatologist has seen lately.  Go, me!  Many of you know my affinity for the sun… and the problems that it has caused.  I am the spokesman for baseball hats and Neutrogena 70.  Yep, they make 70 and I use it.  Every 3-6 months I head to the office and they take biopsy after biopsy, with possible surgeries (they’re small) to follow.  Yesterday was the first day (in at least 3 years!) where they didn’t find anything suspicious at all.  Yeah!  Soooo thankful for good health, a good doctor, and a husband who helps me track changes.

Our sponsor child, Roberto, has graduated from Compassion!  We are so proud of him!  We got a keepsake booklet mailed to us the other day, with letters and thank you’s and photographs of him and his family.  Can’t believe it’s been 9 years…. I’m kind of sad about it, but am thankful that he made it through.  He was always telling us that school wasn’t really his thing… but he did it!  Hooray!

That’s it for now.  In other words, Adden just woke up from his nap. 

Anything you’ve been up to lately?

2 thoughts on “A Little This, A Little That

  1. you’re going to paris!!!!! say hi to dan for me 🙂 love you!

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