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Working and Playing, Playing and Working

+  Suzanne (Dan's sister) is coming tomorrow with her kiddos.  We're going to see the play "Wicked" with her and her friend.  I'm totally excited and grateful for our friends Sandy and Matt coming to babysit FIVE kids ages five and under.  This is one reason I'm up so late.  Trying to organize everything in my mind so I can accomplish all I need to in preparation for company as well as continuing getting ready for the move.  Dan got his desk organized today (one of the few really big projects we needed to get done before we move)-now all I have left is our closet, the outside storage closet, and getting rid of a few things out of the kids' toys and kitchen cupboards.   We're not pack rats by any means-some would call us minimalists-I mean, if we can live without it, we do.  So there really isn't too much to do, but I'd like to slowly get all the details taken care of that seem to be time consumer's if left for the last day before inspection…
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So many of Angela's expressions remind me of Hyrum as a baby.  But she definitely has her own look...more petite and feminine. She laughs quite often as she sleeps and is extremely animated in her expressions-I think she'll be a fun personality.












This is Hyrum same age.

A little older in the second one.












Prince Caspian

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One of the FEW pictures you'll ever see of Daniel since he really doesn't like getting his picture taken.  But he readily agreed when I asked while he was holding little Angela.  I guess being a proud Daddy is a good enough reason to pose.  And I like this one of Hyrum and Virginia.  Although they fight quite a bit since Angela came, it's nice to see they still love each other.  Have any of you seen Prince Caspian yet?  I love the dynamics of the four siblings.  I just imagine Hyrum being  a lot like Peter and Ginnie like Susan.  Excellent movie by the way for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.  I continue to marvel at the symbolism and depth of C.S. Lewis's writings.  Although there are quite a few differences between the book and movie, I think the producers were wise in their decisions. When it was over, I wanted more because it was a very real experience in many ways for me.  I went home more determined to press forward with faith; reminded that evil abounds and th…

Girls Photo Shoot

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Last night, Angela slept seven hours, ate, and went back to sleep four hours.  It was a heavenly night.  Neither Hyrum nor Ginnie woke up before seven this morning and all four of us napped from two to four-thirty today.  I was a very happy Mommy all day-imagine that!  

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"Mommy, there's no more babies in your tummy, huh?  But tomorrow, will you get another baby in your tummy?" a curious Hyrum asked one day as he examined my left over belly 'flat'-yes a Hyrum original.Of course, you can guess what the answer was to that.  He keeps telling me that we are going to have two babies; baby Angela and baby Gideon.  Perhaps he's feeling a little outnumbered during the day.  We'll have to look into getting him a dog or something.

Dreaming of Ohio

Change is in the air.  It's only a very short time before we move to Ohio.  I'll be very glad to get out of LA.  Other than the friends I've made here, and the nice weather and scenery, there's not much here that I can speak positively about.  Excited for a change of place now that I feel we've adjusted a bit better to being family of five.  Some days are harder than others, and I tend to get overwhelmed but am enjoying these last precious moments in our California home with my growing children and husband.  Wow, I'm actually raising a family.  It's amazing how much each one changes from week to week -- what an adventure!  Looking forward to my little sister's wedding and Angela's blessing in Utah as we head out for a drawn out trip to our new house-which by the way, we haven't chosen just yet.  There are lots of options just right for our family and the pricing is really good. I'm taking an entire month to get from here to Dayton area; al…
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This morning Angie was smiling and trying to communicate as we all talked to her.  She's been that way since birth...very alert and interactive.  She's a pretty happy baby in general.