Sunday, April 01, 2007

This next week should prove significant for our family's future. We are going up to OR and WA tomorrow for ten days so that Jeff can attend a couple of education job fairs. We have definite plans to move North mid- July, but we have no idea where to! We are hoping that this will give us some good leads, and, eventually, a destination. If you think of it, please ask for key connections and clear direction on our behalf this week.

I'm really looking forward to time with several different family members, and a change of scenery. I can also hardly wait to let some other people fill Amelia's social needs. She has an amazing capacity for social activity, and loves everyone and every moment of interaction (except when it's just boring ol' Mama in our boring ol' home.) Apart from the new sleeping situation, I really expect her to enjoy the whole experience. And I am looking forward to taking some naps!

In other news, the garden is doing really well. Right now, there are a lot of sweet peas and ranunculus blooming, and I can't get enough of those colors. Also coming along quite nicely: asparagus, rhubarb, broccoli raab, strawberries, sugar snap peas, beets, carrots, and onions. I am doing a "voluteer" garden plot again this year as well, and so far I have identified cilantro, spinach, black bean and pumpkin seedlings. Can't wait to see what else shows up. The tomato plants that completely took over the whole area last year are starting to pop up, and I have been pulling most of them up. By the way, if you know someone who wants to plant an avocado tree, I have a couple of seedlings that have been growing for almost a year that are hoping to be adopted by a nice big yard.

Still no camera, but I sent an older one in for repairs... I am hoping to get some pics of Little A while we are with family and post them for you.

5 comments:

ShackelMom said...

The trip sounds exciting! We will pray for clear direction and open doors in the right directions. The garden sounds wonderful! I hope you get even more rest than you hope for! I am sure Amelia's grandma is going to be in heaven for a few days with that little social butterfly!

Aunt Robin said...

Thanks for the update, Ariana! We'll be praying for you as you guys look into all the various options and opportunities. I hope you can enjoy lots of your homegrown produce before you move! Maybe we'll be able to stop and see you in your new place, since we'll be going up that way in July.

Erin said...

I hope all goes really well on your trip! That will be a momentous time. Here's to lots of naps for you, tons of fun for Amelia, and a clear open door for Jeff as he looks for jobs!

Dad said...

We'll pray for you and Jeff as you explore the job options and pray about where God wants to plant you. It's amazing to think how many family members will have relocated by the time we come back! We love you lots!

Dorothy said...

have fun on your trip! i hope that you come up with some good leads!