Our 'plate' is a little stockpiled right now. Russ and I have been taking turns going out of town for starters. Russ with the band, me with Arbonne. I have a post in my head about my trip. Coming soon. But in other news...
House update: Russ, as it turns out, is more than just eye candy, he's also quite handy around the house. Our list is done other than some very minor things that could be done in a nanosecond. For the last month/two months I've been continually surprised as the list got shorter and shorter. The projects that seemed unrealistic for us to complete were all of the sudden done by 'the rock star with a tool belt' and his trusty henchmen.
No, it's not on the market yet, but we'll let you know when that happens! In the meantime, we live in a pretty nice place. It's a little like the whole, "all dressed up and no where to go" cliche.
Eliot update: he's starting to get a little chatty. Up to this point, he's not had a large spoken vocabulary. But now it seems that each day he's speaking up a little more. In the last couple weeks he's added: cracker, Pablo (one of the Backyardigans), bee, moon,a version of banana, Oww (when he gets hurt) and Buddy (Marge and Bob's dog). This is progress! His new favorite game is chase. He thinks the dogs chase him all day even though they may just be walking from one room to the other. He will sign "more" and pull on my arm until I get up and chase him around the coffee table while he squeals and balls his hands into fists in the air!
Church Plant Update: We have started our leadership meetings once a week. The actual church won't start for months but there's more decisions to make than many of us realized. Several couples have cemented their plans to move to the city. Two couples are already there and another is moving this weekend. Two more are moving next month. Woo-hoo!
That's it for now, there's plenty more coming when I'm not struggling to stay awake!