March 15, 2008

"I've Been Tagged... and Now YOU Have been Tagged Too!"

I read a post on another blog (Life With Boys) and at the end of the blog, was the statement if you read this, consider yourself tagged! It seemed like a fun tag, so here goes.....

The Rules:

~Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
~Open the book to p. 123 and find the 5th sentence.
~Post the next 4 sentences.
~ Tag 5 people

I randomly grabbed "Peace Child" by Don Richardson off the bookshelf.

Sentences 6-9 on p. 123 are:

"Quavering cries broke out all around me, swelling together in a uniformly high-pitched scream of sheer panic. Men and boys stampeded in waves toward the jungle. How glad I was that there were no women and children present to suffer this severe fright.
As the aircraft zoomed over on its first pass I waved my shirt and saw the wing of the plane dip in acknowledgement."

(I think I may need to re-read this book! It is one of my favorite true missionary stories!)

OK, now that you've read this, it is YOUR turn! :) Let's see what you come up with ..... leave a comment so I know you are accepting the tag challange and I'll come read yours!! :)

March 1, 2008

Do You Know Where You Were 18 Years Ago Today?? I DO!

18 Years ago today, March 1, 1990, was the day we were blessed with Audrey & Austin! They were born on their due date, weighing in at 8 lb. 5 oz. and 7 lb. and 12 oz. Yup, you read that correctly.... 16 lbs. and 1 oz. of beautiful babies! A favorite memory... As we were leaving the hospital with two babies in carseats and a toddler by the hand, was Travis looking back and forth pointing at them counting... "One, two, one babies!" Oh, the fun was just beginning in triplicate!!In this picture they are 4 weeks old and still sharing the same crib! We moved them to separate cribs around 4 months old.... after Austin started inching around too much and running into and over Audrey! Here, in these two pictures, Austin & Audrey are about 1 1/2 years old.... and already beginning their special relationship! Austin, to this day still looks out for his sister! (As does Travis!)
I couldn't resist sharing this fun picture!! They are about 2 1/2 and just loving life!! They had just come in from playing in the sandbox... I'm sure they had as much sand in their hair as they had on their faces & arms! Never a dull day!!
And finally, a current day picture taken this past November!