Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Potatoes

Will is better!  He finally got his energy back on Tuesday after nine days of being tired.  Here he is trying to catch up on his schoolwork.
I'm better too.  Today  is the day we received Anna's cancer diagnosis six years ago.  Wow, that sounds like a LONG time and yet the memories can make it seem like yesterday.  Most of the time I choose to leave those bad memories packed up and out of my way.  It's really hard to function if you are replaying the bad stuff over and over--especially when there are so many GOOD things to think about.
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. (Phil. 4:8)
 On Monday the kids were out of school for President's Day.  Jacob went snow tubing with the youth group from church.  I tried to copy the picture of him off of Facebook, but it's tiny.  Look closely.  He is wearing shorts!


Because Will had been cooped up all last week I decided to fulfill his life-long dream of going to the Ripley's Believe it Or Not Museum in Williamsburg.  Audra went along for the ride, because after all, who wouldn't want to see a portrait of Abraham Lincoln made out of butterflies?

 Or an outfit made out of guitar picks?

 Or this scene from "Rocky" that is made up entirely of words from the script. 
(Notice Will's tired eyes.)

 Or stand beside the world's tallest man?

When we  got home, Will fell asleep on the couch and I had to go pick up Jacob so I asked Audra to peel the potatoes for dinner.  When I got back I found these...
I had already tossed a few into the pot before I realized what a treasure they were and took a picture.  She did her work cheerfully don't you think?  I LOVE my show-tune singing, rabbit-dressing, smiley-potato girl!


Grammy said...

Six years seems like yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Love the happy potatoes! Made me smile on a day of remembrance.