Sunday, August 30, 2009

Packing within packing

So, I realized this morning as we head out to New Jersey for a few days...

that the majority of my things are in Wales. But most of my "in the States" belongings are in Florida. Some are in Virginia. And now, a small amount are off with me to New Jersey.

Is this not psycho?! haha, I've begun to wonder if all this moving around all the time (not just this month, but the last several years) is the LORD preparing me for something...or if its just a unique season.

Whatever it is, I love that no matter where in the world I am, who I'm with, what church I'm going to, what my job is, or how many of my "things" I have with me...God is the same. And with me-- each and every single place I go.

This has been one of my favorite verses this month:
"As for You O LORD, You will not restrain your mercy from me. Your steadfast love and faithfulness will ever preserve me." Psalm 40:11

Friday, August 28, 2009

Justin goes to College!!!

Just look at the excitement on his face! Justin has been counting down the days to moving out of the house for months. He hadn't packed a thing until the night before when Katie stayed up with him for hours. It amazes me how many less "things" boys have than girls.

Dun, da, dun!!!
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check out the size of that TV!

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Justin's campus is only 2.62 miles away from my parents apartment.

Tonight after we had a wonderful steak dinner he said completely randomly,

"Oh, and by the way, I'm already 'over' cafeteria food." It's been one day.

Love you, Bud! I'm so proud of you!!! Make good choices! We are praying for you.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Congratulations, Justin!!!

It's so wonderful to have recent family photos.

All packed in the Suburban again...
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Mexican for dinner to celebrate Justin GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL!!! WAHOO!!! He moves into ODU tomorrow.

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Drop the beat yo...

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Small decorations

Granade water balloons was all we had. =)

World, THIS is a miracle!!!

Sat around laughing and talking about "the good old days" as we mocked personalities and exaggerated stories.

We are so proud of you, Justin!!!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Gettin' ready to head out!

Mommy and Daddy (Mimi and Poppi)

The "Leach Jr" family (how FUN to all be smushed in the Suburban together!)

Joy, Justin and I. All together at last!
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I feel incredibly privileged to have been to each country represented by flag since April of this year.

My Bubba lookin' at horses.

My siblings!!! Before going on Lockness Monster.

"Ok, what's the plan?"
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Mimi and Poppi wasted NO time before buying Jack something today. Elmo is his fave.

We totally randomly saw this bald eagle! Crazy!

(Sarah and Ives, when I see this picture, all I can think about is your "sisters" song! =)

BBQ for lunch!
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"Griffin" was the new ride. Check out this drop! They STOP you at the top for like 5 seconds before letting you fall. Such a fun ride!

Aunts loving Jack.

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