Monday, August 8, 2011


Just got home from a lovely vacation at the Dauphin Island beach. My dear friend Lizzie and I were nannying for three darling families in our church who invited us along. Beach vacation in exchange for snuggling cute babies. Deal.

Me and Augustine, one of the 2 other Ethiopia babies besides the twins in our parish.

Lizzie saving childen from falling of the cannon stand at Fort Gaines. She's a nanny wonderwoman.

We made friends like these. Scratch that. We ran screaming from live jellys in the water.

Looking through the window at the balcksmith at Fort Gaines. Moses may or may not be eating an ancient, filth-covered window bar. We're on it.

Me and Raechel on the beach on the last evening. News: I'm excited to announce that when school starts I'll move out of my own lovely home and board with Raechel and her awesome husband and precious son and daughter in their lovely home. I'm so blessed and excited. She also gets sole credit for all of these beautiful photos.

With vacation over there is nothing standing between me and the reality of being about to start college.

I came home to see this on my (own!) bed:

Beautiful. Exciting. Going to run away crying in fear.