Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Final Post of "24"

This week we’ve been at the beach, enjoying some fun family time. DeLaynie has changed a lot in her attitude toward the beach since our visit in April. Last time she wanted nothing to do with the ocean, but she loved the sand. This trip she absolutely adored the ocean, waves and all. She enjoyed the sand as well, but only if she couldn’t see the ocean.

Ella, on the other hand, preferred the chill-out method of enjoying the beach.

Here she is, looking all contemplative.

Oh, and she ate some sand, too. I'll have to make sure that all of her future boyfriends are completely aware.

DeLaynie, being more adventurous, enjoyed daring the waves to hit her...

... and being thrown into the ocean.

This the very last time DeLaynie was patient in getting to the beach. That's because she hadn't seen it yet, and didn't know that's where we were headed.

Embrace the sea air, DeLaynie.

We've also gone for a bike ride, with another planned for tonight. The girls loved it, even if they don't appear too enthused here. We hadn't actually started out yet. Ella had this death grip thing going on until we were under-way.

This is the last post of my one-year commitment to blogging. That doesn’t mean that I’m not going to blog anymore, but since our internet is inconsistent at best, I probably will take a break until we have regular access. I hope to return to my Bible Study blog at that point as well. I will post any news we get as far as jobs and moving plans. We still have nothing except for a few nibbles that we hope will turn into one, big, insanely clear answer in the affirmative.

It’s been a crazy year. The girls have developed and grown from infant and toddler to toddler and preschooler. We went from considering missions to planning for missions to training for missions to supporting missions stateside. We moved from Kentucky to Alabama to Virginia, and back to Alabama again. I never thought that we’d end up where we are when I began this journey. Our King did, though, and He knows exactly where we’re going, and why this bump in the road is necessary to get us there. There’s nothing like knowing the One who maps out every road, with every bump and curve planned ahead of time. 24 was a good year, and now it’s time to look to 25. Let’s just see where this year takes us.

See you in the blogosphere!



andiewade said...

happiest of birthdays! welcome to 25!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Hannah! I have been blessed by your 24th year blog! Cant wait to see what the future holds for you. God is so good!

Anonymous said...

As soon as you get somewhere with internet and away from us, you must blog! The family has enjoyed your writing and pictures!! We love you!!! Mom

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!!!

We'll miss you in the blogosphere!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

The Gayhearts, The Hendersons, The Williams, Pam Grumbles and The Byrd's Nest have all been praying for you here in CR. WE love you and keep you at our Father's feet daily.

P.S. I could just scoop up those sweet babies in these pictures....oh my...Ella in that bathing suit! Just Precious!