Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Paging Dr. Murphy

I often think I should have been a doctor. I am completely fascinated with how the body works, all of its systems, blood, diseases, how to fix diseases. For the most part I have a pretty strong stomach and it seems to take a lot to gross me out. (Except for vomit, then I'm done. But my kind of doctoring somehow wouldn't involve vomit.)

I saw some pictures yesterday and I just don't know what to think. My stomach flips and I can only look a little at a time. Here is what I saw...

(I am even putting spaces here so you have to scroll down and want to see this.)

Hmmm, how did the get those marks?
That's not that gross Annie.

This is how.

Maybe I will be a PhD instead of an MD.

Monday, August 27, 2007

The first day of first grade

I remember so few first days of school (although seventh and ninth grade are burned into my brain...that's another days story).
I remember even fewer that I got to start out with my best friend. I am so glad for Griffin. He has a best friend he never wants to be apart from that he gets to live next door to, ride the bus with, have classrooms next door to each other, eat lunch together, play dodge ball on Wednesdays and have recess together, 2 of them.
After the bus came home at 6:00 tonight, an hour and a half late, he came inside and the first thing he asked was, "Can I go play with Kendrick?"

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

8/7 birthday wishes #1

Ah my friend,

I wish we could be together today and celebrating the only right way.

I love you and miss you Mel.

8/7 birthday wishes #2

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday dear Katy and Liz

Happy Birthday to You

I love you!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

"Doing Life"

We have another weekend of visitors...and I honestly don't know if Sean, Griffin or I am the most excited. I have butterflies as Friday nears, Sean is longing for the adult-no-interruptions-after-the-kids-go-to-bed-conversations and Griffins head is about to explode. I can't think of a better way to break up what has become the monotony of summer.

Flashback 4 years...

Friday - We moved to Pennsylvania today. I guess this is my time to learn how to spell Pennsylvania. Not sure how I feel yet but it is beautiful.
Sunday - We made it to church and seemed to like this one. What was super fun is we met a guy, Stacy, who is also our neighbor. He and his wife, I think her name is Kim, have 3 kids and live across the street. I hope she and I can be friends.

Back to today...

My goodness how true those words became. From pre-school, new babies and 112 steps door to door to more babies, less fingers and 438.4 miles door to door, these are friends. Life friends. Good, real deal friends. Great, wonderful, pick your superlative friends.

There is something to be said for spending time together. I love quality time but I LOVE quantity time. Relationship just comes out of being with someone and experiencing the day to dayness together. Things are learned through time, favorite colors, favorite foods, family stories, unmadeup faces. Not much is able to be hidden when the doors are unlocked. Reality of life meets projected image. And I wouldn't have it any other way.