Wednesday, May 26, 2010


So. Dave's been gone for almost two weeks, boo, in Panama City, Florida. He comes home on Thursday, yay! Since he's been gone I've attempted to keep busy. I attended a surprise birthday party for a friend from church, attended a birthday soiree for a friend/Katie's neighbor, and saw a local production of Butterflies Are Free preformed by the King's Players. I met the director at Jo's soiree so it was fun to chat theater for a while. Our church was scheduled to have a church picnic on Sunday at a local ancient park with big trees, but due to high winds (25mph) we had to stay at the church (not nearly as fun). I also pet-sit Topher last weekend. Slider enjoyed having some company and playmate, but I think he was worried Topher would be a permanent addition - he just wasn't himself all weekend. This week I've been preparing for the Hamilton Invasion, who also arrive on Thursday. I'm driving to LA to pick them up, and we're banking on their "packing light" abilities so that' we'll all (7 of us) fit in our Highlander - with 3rd row. So I've been busy making nest-beds for the youngest boys, including a "clubhouse" in the walk-in closet in the guest room. I decorated it with Dragon and Navy paraphernalia and put a touch light and night-time reading books in there. It's pretty cool. It's like Nathan and John's own room, and I think Connor's going to be bitterly jealous. Ohwell.

Noah and I are off to our regular doctor's appointment with Dr. Shipper, Katie is accompanying.


  1. Awesome! The clubhouse sounds cool! I'm jealous- I am not that creative! :)

  2. You don't know me - I am a friend of Kelly Smith's from college. I want you to know that we have been praying for you. You are inspiring and God works in miraculous ways. Please know people around this world and above are supporting you!
    God Bless,
    Erin Port

  3. Annie, have a great time with the Hamiltons... and be sure not to do too much (hah!). Have a great reunion with will have a real houseful! Hope your appointment went well....the post from the Port Family is touching.
    Yr. Far Flung Aunt

  4. Can you come back to Japan and make one of those for my hooligans? :)