March Inn

Why"March Inn?" March Inn was the name of that magic place where I spent my summers growing up. I have alluded to this place before, and I probably will again. March Inn is no longer standing. The waters of Katrina rendered it unlivable so my children will never know that "March Inn." That makes me sad. In fact it brings me to tears whenever I think about it. I want my children to have their own "March Inn," and I want to capture our lives as they are growing and changing. I invite you to "march inn" to our lives. My hope is that you will catch glimpses of the real world. You will see our creations. You will see our chaos. You will see our affection. You will also see our frustrations, fears, and disappointments. Enjoy your march!

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Bumpy Ride

I can't remember if I've written about this before...

Over the course of the last year and some months, Frank and I have used the phrase "Are you enjoying the ride?" to help put things in perspective. Let me tell you there have been many bumps along the ride. Due to my own selfishness, I usually feel like I am getting the brunt of those bumps. This evening was no different.

Frank and I missed small group because our timing was just off. I thought I had it all together but just as we were finishing dinner and getting ready to walk out the door when the conversation at the table got a little too loud. Imagine that! We woke up Betsy, and she needed to eat. So we took her and a glass of wine and had a date. We walked down to our house. Ordinarily, we couldn't have done that, but the electrician was able to turn on what seemed to be about 75% of our lights today. We walked through the house and turned on all of the lights that we could, and then I sat upstairs and nursed Betsy. Afterwards we spent about forty-five minutes walking around the house talking and dreaming. Frank was admiring the finishes, and I was dreaming of unpacking boxes and hanging clothes in closets and pictures on walls.

We arrived back at Pops' and I went to get the computer. This is what it looked like!

A definite bump in what had been an otherwise glorious day... Mary Frances was out of school, and my boys loved having her at home. We went to the library and then a pumpkin painting party. Afterwards, we returned home for the babies to nap before a late afternoon trip to the zoo.

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