January ushered in some momentous events for our family, especially when it comes to Jack.
He began eating sandwiches!!! Now this may seem like a “non-event” to some people, but for a boy with food allergies (milk, eggs and nuts), who is super picky, eating a new food is a BIG DEAL!!! Here he is munching on a ham sandwich. Ignore the fact that he was way overdue for a haircut!!
Then, how could we forget his famous imitation from O Brother, Where Art Thou?.
In January, we also said goodbye to some dear friends, the Langstons, as they left to begin their mission training. James, Marci, Taylor, Emily and Micah are now serving our Lord in Zambia. James and Marci both grew up in missionary families and still have a strong heart for mission work. We do get to chat with them occasionally thanks to the amazing internet!! We miss them so much but know they are doing much greater work in Zambia!!!
Jack and Micah were best buddies after two years in the same WEE School class. I took the photo of the two of them so Micah could take it with him to remember his special friend. I hear he has it in his room and still talks about Jack. I hope they never forget each other and quickly rekindle their friendship when they return in a few years.
On January 10, 2009, Lee and I went to the Elvis Birthday Pops at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. We are definitely not big Elvis fans, but did enjoy the evening with Bob and Suzanne. Suzanne works in Lee’s office and the firm is a co-sponsor of the event. Here we are sporting Bob and Suzanne’s Elvis shades equipped with sideburns.
This is a moment I would like to forget! I backed into my own car with our Yukon! I completely forgot it was behind me! Ugh!!! A stupid mistake that ended up costing us $500!
And finally, we had a little bit of snow on January 28, 2009…just enough to close school for the day. It doesn’t take much in the south!!! The kids loved it, Heather included! Even the dog had a blast!!! Since it wasn’t very deep, Heather had to improvise when building the snowman. I think little Frosty, built on the hood of her car, is rather cute!