Summer Catch-up

Since I've been awful about posting to this blog consistently this past month, here is a quick catch-up of all our going ons in the month of August.

Early August--
       David's parents and brothers came and visited for several days. We celebrated Tabitha's birthday, took a trip to the pool (a favorite spot over the hot summer), ate Creamery Ice Cream at Old Towne Books & Brew, and had a generally good time.

Tabitha showing Uncle Caleb her mad computer skills.

Are you sure you know what you're doing? 
Teacher Tabitha making sure her "class" does the signs correctly.

Happy Family.

Our little water baby.

Mid August--
      Spent cleaning up from birthday celebrations and preparing for our Very Vandal Vacation with David's college friends. This meant making and freezing double batches of Baked Ziti and Turkey Burgers for 12, grocery shopping for snacks and whatnots, and the delightful (but sticky) work of preparing 50+ homemade marshmallows for smores.

Late August--
      Headed to the Outer Banks for a week of vacation only to meet with Hurricane Irene necessitating evacuation. It was a busted vacation in the sense that we didn't get to spend the amount of time with dear friends like we had hoped. We did enjoy a few day/nights of fun, but David and I still have a lot to learn about vacationing with an infant. Sleep deprivation set in too early.
       While we were safely in our own home when Irene swarmed the Mid-Atlantic, we did lose power for 3 1/2 days. Since Tabitha greatly prefers to sleep in her own bed, we spent most of the last week of August schlepping back and forth to my parents for showers and food, only to return to a dark house for bedtime. Thankfully, we were able to store all our freezer contents at Uncle Harry's. So despite the inconvenience of it all, I am very grateful that God provided people for us to lean on and places to be.

I leave you with two verses that I recently came upon and which I wish I had remembered in August.

"Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him... Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."
Psalm 62: 5, 8

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