Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beach Pictures

We have so many pictures of the beach...mostly of the 3 kiddos, of course. They're just such fun subjects! I think they're all pretty self-explanatory, so enjoy! I'll post more over the next few days...

The boys made a diving board out of a boogie board after digging a big hole...there was jumping for hours!

Like mother, like daughter

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


We are back home...finished with our last trip of this traveling summer...a week at the beach with Amy's family! It was a fantastic week - good weather, great time with family, and busy, tired children. Obviously, there are tons of pictures, but those will come later.

Now we're here...since I (Amy) have no more trips for which to prepare, I find my mind wandering and my heart becoming anxious over things I cannot control. I'm anxious for this baby girl to get here, but she's going to come whenever she wants. I'm anxious for our Raleigh house to sell, but confident that we've done all that we can and now it's out of our hands.

I read the following quote on a blog this morning and it was good for my soul...I'll probably have to read it every hour for the next few days/weeks...maybe I should print it out and carry it around :) Anyway, I thought I would share it.

"Cast away anxiety, resign thy will, submit thy judgment, leave all with the God of all....The ploughman sows and harrows, and then leaves the harvest to God. What can he do else? He cannot cover the heavens with clouds, or command the rain, or bring forth the sun or create the dew. He does well to leave the whole matter with God; and so to all of us it is truest wisdom, having obediently trusted in God, to leave results in his hands and expect a blessed issue." Charles Spurgeon

So...please pray that I would do this, as you're also praying for our daughter and for our house.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

We've Made It!

Yes, the Wood Family is still around! We've had 6 weeks of gypsy adventures this summer as we traveled around between houses, but we have landed in Hokie Land and are attempting to get settled. We had a great time traveling, visiting with family, seeing sweet friends from seminary, and making lots of new friends! Please pray for us as we dive into community here - especially that we would make quick friends - especially the boys.

A few pictures...

Josiah got to have a second birthday party with grandparents and great-grandparents on his "real" birthday.

He & Mimi made a Lightning McQueen cake

He got his first real/big boy set of Legos from Gram & Pop and we've played with them every day since!

In keeping with the summer's theme, Cooper also had multiple "parties" for his 2nd birthday! We celebrated with each set of grandparents on either side of an RUF trip to Norfolk.

First, cake & presents with Mimi & Papa...

Then, cupcakes & more presents with Gram, Pop, and cousin Katy!

So much to celebrate...It's hard to believe these boys are 2 and 4 years old already! Hopefully they don't think they get multiple birthday parties every year...

We are ready for baby sister to make her debut in a month...we're anxious to meet her and introduce her to this crazy life at Casa de Wood!