Thursday, April 19, 2012

PC Life for PCTs

Mass babysitting...

of adorable children.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Back Home for A Bit

So obviously, keeping up with this blog is not high up on the priority list. Well, actually it is; we're just not very good at accomplishing things according to the priority list. And, well, life is crazy. Hopefully we can get caught up to the present. So, buckle your seat-belts.

After our quick visits with family, we hopped across the Panhandle to visit home for the weekend before heading back to Maryland. We spent time catching up with friends at the beach and with sleepovers!

Since our departure, five babies had arrived in town, so we had the joy of holding and hugging them as much as we could during those three days.

All in all, the weekend was full of smiling faces and sweet reunions.

We left refreshed for our last few months in Maryland, but more ready than ever to return!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Family Time, Part 2

After a couple of days with BeBe and Poppy and the cousins, we zipped up to Tallahassee to spend one with Mammy and Pop.

Look, and wonder, folks. This store is ah-mazing.

And we didn't "go in" this one... Not that you really could go in at all. *ahem* Welcome to Crawfordville, folks. :)

That evening Emmy Xiang slaughtered -- I mean -- played Pop on the Wii. 

Another quickie, but another sweet time.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Family Time, Part 1

Meet Leo, our cousin (or uncle, depending on how you want to look at it...). He's part leopard, and he knows it -- all bad guys, beware!

The Auto Train really is perfectly situated for us this year. Lorton, VA is a little over an hour from our house in Maryland, and Sanford, FL is about the same distance from BeBe's and Poppy's house.


And let me tell ya -- BeBe and Poppy know how to treat you right, as demonstrated by the above picture. Cuban food. *sigh*

(Our family knows how to do girls... Sorry, Chase.)

Leo wasn't the only new addition to the family that we got to meet; Annalise is such a doll. And look at those eyes!

Sweet cousins.

We had so much fun -- look what happened in the car as we pulled out!

It was far too short, but such a wonderful time to chill with loved ones. That's the best vacation!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Auto Train Adventure

Easter brunch was brief, I mentioned, but I never said why. Well, we had an appointment to visit Florida via the Amtrak Auto Train. After inhaling our banana pudding, we hoped in the car and headed south for Lorton, VA.

We boarded the train at 4:00, and off we went!

A delicious supper was at 5:00 in the dining car...

And lots of laughter was found there, too. :)

Oh, and chicken.

And a little more laughter.

Then we walked over to the lounge car for a round of Bhonanza, also known as the Bean Game. Only one round, mind you, 'cause by the end we were all ready for some sleep. (Not that there was a lot of that, either.)

And by sunrise next morning, there it was: Florida. Good to be back.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday

was bright and cheerful, as all Resurrection Days should be!

We took our annual picture in the yard -- look here to compare it to past years. I think we've done a lot of growing up here in MD!

After church we had a whirlwind of an Easter brunch with our fellowship group (plus one dear family). It was a fun, albeit brief, time to celebrate Christ's love with believers.

Yeah, we're gonna miss these folks.

Saturday, April 7, 2012