Counting the days

Not to be all dramatic or anything, but the sun is setting on Jake’s high school years.

Depending on who you ask, this is either a sort of sad thing or a really good thing.

Jake is of the “really good thing” opinion.

Don’t get me wrong, Jake has had plenty of fun in school and has accomplished lots of good things.

It’s just that now he’s ready to move on to other things.

Manly things.  Daring things.  Challenging and adventurous things.

Things like joining the army and pushing himself to accomplish new goals and traveling who-knows-where.

Yep, he’s ready.

And truth be told, he’s getting a little bit giddy about it.

Kick-up-his-heels giddy even.

Soon he’ll be packing up and heading out into the wild blue yonder.  His excitement will be the only thing that makes his leaving bearable for everyone left behind.

God bless and Godspeed, Jake.  Don’t forget to enjoy every single remaining day you have with those folks who love you enough to let you go!

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12

Jason + Katie + Yeager + Shea

Isn’t this a pretty family?  I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter bunch to feature in my first real post on this new blogsite!

As in so many families, the girls know how to be on their best behavior for the camera …

… and they can also be a little bit rambunctious and unpredictable.

Yeager is the older, more dignified of the two. 

Shea is … well … Shea!

They play very nicely together, don’t they?

And they LOOOOOVE their Jason and Katie.

I don’t blame them.  Katie and Jason are awfully nice.

It all adds up to one beautiful bunch.

One part well-behaved + one part occasionally rambunctious + one part really nice = LOOOOOVE.

Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,

so it is with Christ’s body.

We are many parts of one body,

and we all belong to each other.  –  Romans 12:4-5

It’s here!  It’s here!

It’s finally, awesomely here!

Stay tuned for all sorts of brand new goodies!

Almost ready to go live!

I just have a few more details to finish before this lovely new blog-site is officially up and running!  Feel free to snoop around and see what’s already here.  Let me know if I need to make any tweaks!