V.M.I.

We took a drive this weekend and ended up at V.M.I. in Lexington. What a neat town that is. I just saw Gods and Generals last weekend, so it was really neat to see all of these sites after that movie.

One of my favorite parts of the movie was when Gen. Jackson explained why he was able to stand like a “stone wall” while bullets and cannon balls went zooming past him. He said that God knows when his time is, and he cannot change it no matter what he does. He was fearless in battle because of his faith. This way of thinking helps me quite a bit with my worrying (hey Mom– maybe you should see Gods and Generals too!). hee hee

The top right photo (below) is where Stonewall Jackson’s horse was buried, and the bottom left photo is a picture of E and R standing infront of Gen. Jackson’s cannons that he called “Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John”.

The girls got to run around alot in the big field in front of the Institute. The weather has been so warm lately… it’s been great. I figure, if you’re not going to get any snow anyway, it’s better to have warm weather. It sure does help with the heating bill too!

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Coloring & Sofa Tunneling

Nothing really new to report about here. We have mainly just been trying to get everyone back on track with everything after our vacation and long illnesses. E has been working hard on her violin and school (more some days than others), R is still a little sick, but seems to be getting better… I think. M is back into the full swing of things with law school, and me, I’m just bouncing around between everyone trying to get things done. 

We did manage to get the dining room painted somewhere in all that. It’s black! Ha! It looks good… no, really. Explanation? Well, back when I worked as a web page designer, I was loading up some pictures from one of our real estate customers, and there was a picture of a dining room with light wood floors and black walls– and it looked great! It didn’t look weird, or “over the edge” or anything like that, it just looked nice. Well, we have light floors now (I can’t say they’re wood unfortunately… they’re plastic– made to look like wood) and so we decided to try the black walls. I’ll try and post some pictures soon.

I think I’d like to paint the girl’s room next. Right now it’s light blue, which is pretty, but it doesn’t really match their stuff (or the tan trim). I think we have settled on the original colors I picked when E was first born– pale yellow, a darker yellow, light green and pink. The light green and pink are accented throughout the room, while the walls and trim will be the 2 different yellows. That room is going to take longer than the others because the ceiling and the trim need to be painted.

Unseasonably Warm

It was about 65o out today, so we took advantage of the spring-like weather and got out of the house. We also took advantage of the fact that we can now walk to Starbucks. (o:

E took this picture of the inside roof of the gazebo in the shopping center:

She also took this picture of me:

Geese

M and E went out to the pond late yesterday to feed the geese. Apparently they weren’t really very friendly, but that’s okay, the bread was stale and I didn’t want it anymore anyway.

Here are a few pictures that E took by herself: