Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Photo Update (Delaying The Inevitable)

Sooner or later I'll get around to writing something substaintial about our impending move back to PA. At the moment, however, it's all still a jumble of emotions that I can't quite sort out, so for the time being I'm just doing a plain old photo update. Of course, come to think of it, the photos themselves speak volumes about why the move back to PA is bittersweet. I'm happy to get back to family and friends, but at the same time, this is home. This is where we brought our two babies home from the hospital and this house is filled with many of the simplest and sweetest memories I've known. (tears starting... let's move on)
Recently, I've been plunking Jack in his little chair while I get Anna dressed in the morning. Now she's taken to giving Mr. Jack a fashion show following each dressing session, including commentary such as, "This is from the TV store (Gymboree), baby Jack," and "I'm wearing three hair clips, baby Jack."
Here's another picture I love. Josh, Anna, and Jack took me out to breakfast for Mother's Day and since we knew it was likely our last trip to our favorite breakfast spot, we finally let Anna order a chocolate chip pancake. She liked it. A lot.


Ellen said...

I feel the same way about our pending move only, I have 52 years of memories. I wish the whole thing were over. Hopefully we will be located across the street from Immanuel Leidy church.

Jase and Melissa said...

I love the first picture...the adoration in Jack's eyes. It's so sweet and...elusive.

Lori said...

Aww..I'm getting tears now too. What is it about those sometimes impossibly hard days of infancy and toddlerhood that translate themselves into some of the sweetest most endearing memories we have? I think whatever house you are in during that stage of life takes on a special place in one's heart because while you are working so hard to shelter your little ones, your house is sheltering you.