Monday, March 30, 2009

What's been keeping me:

Need I say more? Well, I will...Obviously James found a jar of Vaseline and decided to wash his hair with it along with one of Hannah's baby dolls. We were just about to leave to go shopping when he decided to "spice up" our day.
Churching! We got churched last week on the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross. It was such a joy to share our churching with Father Josiah's new little girl and his wife, Presbytera Catherine. It's so nice to be back! You can see me on the right with the goofy grin.

A little while ago, Jason had some time off work so we took a short trip to Santa Barbara. Their pier is the freakiest I've ever been on because besides a few of those logs behind us in the picture, the pier has no railing at all. The whole time I thought grimm thoughts of what I would do if I fell in, or the kids fell in, or if there was an earthquake. I'm pretty sure I inherited worry wart genes from my mom. :) I was very happy to get back to the beach where my palms stopped sweating and my heart ceased to try to pump itself out of my chest. Jason thought I was pretty silly.

The highlight of our trip was playing in the sand. That's where Hannah whined the least. We went to their cute little zoo too, but what do you know? The kids are perfectly happy with sand!

Here's Phillip today. He's "Philling out." Get it? Wacka wacka wacka!
Thank God things are good! It's harder to update these days and since I'm not the best multi-tasker, I've been mostly staying away from the computer. The house seems to stay cleaner, the kids seem be behave better and be happier, and I feel more at peace when I'm not glaring at a screen too much. I'm a crappy mom when I'm distracted - and I'm so easily distracted by shiny objects. Children and Lent are so keen at finding our weaknesses. The kiddos are all awake - time to read Chapter 3 of Peter Pan and have a snack involving peanut butter!
God bless you all!


Blogger Thomas Ham said...

I always wondered what Jason would wear at the beach... And, now I know... He's still wearing his chucks!

PS: I'm laughing, but I'm the same way.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Yara said...

next time please go a we bit more into detail on what CHURCHING & Being Churched means... so I don't have to go google it. But since I am hear, I will try to google it & see what I find.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Yara said...

good ol google. This is it, right?

Although, um... you dont go to a Greek Orthodox church... I know it's orthodox but I dont think you are greek. Okay, now I am rambling. Still; is this right?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Thomas Ham said...

Greek Orthodox, Antiochian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, etc., etc., etc.

The Orthodox Church is typically separated by ethnic boundaries, but in communion with each other. There are some slight differences, such as language, cultural differences, architecture, etc.; but the theology, style, prayers, worship, etc. are all the same. We share the same Saints, Calendar, etc.

That was probably the most I've ever used "etc".

3:56 PM  
Blogger Michelle M. said...

You definitely have a lot going on! I always enjoy your updates :)

4:18 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Great photos! And, sigh, Churchings. Sniff, sniff. I always cry.

Do you have my email? Send me an email if you do, I have something for the mini-James known as Phillip!

12:49 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

enjoyed reading this! sounds like things are pretty good for you as a mother of three young ones!

Congrads on the churching! These are so incredibly meaningful, beautiful and holy.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Tessa said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


10:26 PM  
Blogger Lauren S. said...

yes indeedy, yara, that is the service! :)

i love comments. you guys are so nice.

mimi - if you're addy is not on your blogger profile, i don't have it. i'll go check right now.

4:41 PM  
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1:29 PM  

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