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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wuz Up

We are busy wrapping up our time here and preparing for our move (which happens in 2 weeks!!). I haven't posted pics in a while, but we finally got the new lense, so I figured I would post some random things to sum up the last few weeks.

I knew she was too quiet!!! She also decorated her arms and my duvet. Thankfully a new one was already in the works.
Jonah had a show at school about Under the Sea. They sang songs and all had lines to recite. He did great as a newsreader reporting about sharks in the area.
This is one of Jonah's best friends, Jack. Jack is from New Zealand, and when he found out that Jonah wouldn't be able to come to his birthday party, he cried for an hour. Jonah invited him to come to America to his birthday party, but I'm guessing that's not gonna happen! They have been in the same class for 2 years, and Jonah will really miss him.
The boys have found a new love for all things Indiana Jones. We took them to see the movie last week and they loved it (well, Jack loved it. Jonah slept through it and said he didn't like Indiana Jones' face. I guess they weren't expecting Indy to have aged!). Jack put together this outfit and wears it all the time. He uses a belt as his bullwhip. Lookout.
This is where Jon and I can be found a lot. We're in that stage where we have SO much to do, but not much of it can be done until we're home. So we sit here and look at paint colors, cars, insurance, hotels, and forms knowing that we can't really do anything for a few weeks, but feeling better just looking and trying to make decisions. Can you say, holding pattern?!This was taken yesterday after Jon's "last" day at work. They had a farewell lunch for him and gave him a really nice book. Everyone that he has worked with for the last 3 years signed it, and it was so hearfelt and lovely. He has made some lasting friends here in China who not only call him "boss" or "coworker", but more importantly "brother" and "friend."

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Look at that beautiful smile in the last picture!!

The first picture could be my Ella. She does that quite often!

How do the boys feel about moving??

jenny said...

Retta,
Looks like you guys have been busy. Hope we can find a time to get together this summer. Praying for your trip home.