Sunday, May 30, 2010

He's "home"

After just about 50 hours on the road, Paul made it safely to Hanover, Pennsylvania this evening.
He said Moses had some leash-free "run around the yard like crazy" time for a few minutes, then plopped down right next to Paul in the back yard. Good times. I wish I could have seen that.
I'm not expecting to hear from him tomorrow. He even said to not worry if I don't. Who knows how long he'll sleep. I'm just so relieved he's in PA.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Traveling Update

Well, Ilana and I are at my parents' house in Annapolis, MD, just hanging out. We got here Thursday evening. Paul left Waco around 5:45 (central time) on Friday evening. The goal was to leave at 11 that morning, but actually getting out the door is the hardest part. The most amazing part: everything fit!!! How did he do it??!!
I just talked to him on the phone and he was driving through Nashville, hoping to get another 2 or 3 hours down the road then stop at a camping site for a good night's sleep. He had just ordered a triple-shot of some caffeinated beverage from Starbucks, so he was going to enjoy that and once that worked its way out of his system he'd stop. I can't imagine doing what he's doing; he's my total hero right now. We're already thinking about how to make our transition to Chicago a little bit easier than what our transition here has been. It is half the driving time, so that will hopefully help.
I am eternally grateful that my parents' convinced us to fly Ilana and I home. I can't imagine being on the road. I know our son is appreciative too - he has been moving all around, happy as a lark since we got here, and Ilana's just enjoying the new toys and all the attention she gets here. It's been great to just chill out a little bit. I did see my nurse-midwife for the last time on Tuesday so I owe you all a baby update.
I'll be in touch with pictures soon!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Welcome to our new blog - like it? I hope you do. This blog will hopefully live with us for quite some time, since the url isn't "place-bound." As life at Baylor comes to a close we have such a mixed bag of emotions. The good-byes are getting harder, but the excitement is also growing. The imminent questions are quickly needing to have some attention put to them, as are our empty boxes. We are caught between the big, wild adventure we are on the brink of embarking on and the minute-to-minute details of a dirty diaper, a boo-boo that needs to be kissed and the next meal we're eating.
Transitions are never easy, and we have a feeling this one may just rock us to the core. These days we are holding tight to each other and to the Lord. We know we are exactly where He wants us to be, doing exactly what He wants us to be doing - that brings some level of peace to our days. But when the empty boxes still have to be filled, and the goodbyes still have to be said, it takes everything in me to simply keep stepping one step at a time.
To our support system: we continue to appreciate all of the prayers and positive thoughts you send our way. You are all close to our hearts, especially in this time. Please come again and visit our new blog often. We hope to fill it with pictures and stories of our wild adventure of life! Ilana just woke up from her nap, so I guess I better stop procrastinating. :)

My thoughts in lyrics these days:
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why shall I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But THIS I know with all my heart: