Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Mugger!

Today our Mugger is 5-- how can it have been 5 years already? I asked Mugger tonight as I tucked him in (after his big day playing at Disneyland and California Adventure) if his first day of being 5 felt any different than his last day of being 4 and he said...

"Well, now that I'm 5, I think my bed feels smaller."

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mugger's Quote of the Day-- Sunday, June 8

Mugger's question in Sunday school this morning...

"If God has the whole world in His hands, how does He keep all the people on the bottom from getting squished?"

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dear Mugger...

Tonight was your preschool graduation. I don't think you wanted preschool to end. That's OK, we didn't either! You and Jackson and Allen and Colleen were the only graduates in your mixed-ages class since John had already moved. The 4 of you walked in as a proud little line between Mrs. Howard and Ms. Clements. We wondered if you were going to sing any of the 4 songs with the other kids and realized you couldn't concentrate on singing until you saw where we were sitting. Once you found all of us (Papa, Mama, Bug, Nonnie, Gramps, Great-Grandma, and Aunt Susie), you finally smiled and relaxed and enjoyed the singing.
You got to be part of Papa's message by holding up the first S in JESUS up front and you came up again when Mrs. Bradley wanted to thank Papa and bid us farewell. However, the most precious moment for me was when I saw you sitting on Mrs. Howard's lap-- you told me that you had told her that you didn't have enough room in the pew. I know she was pretty glad to hold you though. I think she's going to miss you lots-- and miss being Bug's teacher, too. I was so glad to hear that she'll be coming to your birthday party in the park.

You were pretty excited afterwards when Jackson told you that he'd be coming to your birthday party, too-- it was all you could talk about all the way home, at least until you remembered that strawberry shortcake was waiting for you for dessert. (You and Bug ran into the house chanting "Strawberry shortcake! Strawberry shortcake!)
Jackson sure has been a good friend to you these 2 years of preschool. I got some great pictures of the 2 of you hugging after the service because there were so many hugs.

We're proud of you, Mugger. You're a big kindergartener now, and as Coach K told me on Monday after your last Amazing Athletes, God has big things in store for you!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Moving Update...

Hello all! I promise that sometime soon I will update all of Mugger and Bug's doings for the month of May. It's been a busy one and I've got pix to upload! Mugger's birthday is coming soon, so I've put the Amazon wishlist button up for those who wanted it!

Anyways, the latest with the move... our condo here in Rancho is peachy! The buyers had very few repair requests after last Sunday's inspection and we've pretty much taken care of them already. Things look on track to close escrow on June 20th, although we'll have to see if we have any movers to move us on that date! We requested estimates from 3 companies last Tuesday, and so far only have an appointment with 1 tomorrow for a physical estimate. And the move is in less than 3 weeks! Can you tell that this is stressing us out right now?

Our other source of stress would be the inspection report that came back on our new house in Corvallis. We've learned that the sellers weren't big on home maintenance! Not only are there "little" things like a non-functioning toilet, a non-functioning garage door and a garbage disposal on its last legs, there are a couple of big things like roof and siding issues! Our realtor is arranging for an estimate to see if this can be dealt with by closing...

Anyways, here's a pic of the place since I haven't posted one yet...
We're just trying to keep trusting that all is in God's hands, so please pray that all goes according to His will!