There's a new baby coming in approximately 56 days.
Evelyn turns two exactly a month from today.
I'm coming up on my one year anniversary at the church.
And now, in a surprising turn of events, we're strongly considering putting an offer on a house here in Ripon.
For a while I had considered shutting down my blog. It was just one more thing on my list of things to do and I thought it would be wise to just let it go. But lately I've been thinking about how nice it would be to write out some thoughts now and then, and right now especially, since I am having so much trouble concentrating on some important Saturday evening to-dos (those are pastor code-words for sermon writing), I thought I'd take some time to write out some thoughts.
|Appleton Timber Rattlers game|
|Little boy newborn clothes. Thank God Evelyn's two best friends are boys with late summer/early fall birthdays!|
|A picture Evelyn drew of her baby brother.|
Before he is born, Evelyn will turn two. Her language is exploding, especially since she spent a week with her cousin Zoey a month ago. She has her own little personality that blows my mind every day. Some of it is stuff that we taught her, but what's really crazy is the way that she comes up with stuff totally on her own. She even makes jokes. They aren't funny jokes, but she will for example tell us that she sees an elephant in the tree, then start cracking up and say, "NOOOO that's silly!" She also pretends to be different animals, usually a cat, but also dogs, penguins, cows, spiders.
|At the Timber Rattlers game|
|In a fort with Nos.|
There is one that we are strongly considering, and we will have some definite answers on whether or not we will place an offer by early next week. We are hoping that if we decide to do this, we can do it very quickly so that we can be in the house before the baby comes. That is, of course, two months away. So it will be a very stressful couple of months. The banker has offered to do her best to speed the process up. Once I know more, I will share!