I'll be packing for Andy this week. He leaves for Vietnam next Monday. I'm not looking forward to it! He'll be gone for a whopping 17 days! That's the longest we've been apart in the 9 years we've been married! I think I'm going to cry! Andy is looking forward to the trip though, it being a good opportunity for him to see the mission field first hand. Though I will miss him terribly, I am happy he gets to go. Knowing Andy, I'm sure he'll have a couple dozen of those orphans following him around every waking moment. :) He's looking forward to it, too. :)
Audra took her first step the other day!!! She can stand up pretty well now and balance without holding onto to something, but the steps are a great challenge still. She took one teenie weenie step, but STILL it WAS a step none the less! :) Its a start. When she stands up, she starts grinning like a monkey and clapping for herself. But when I say, "Come to Mama!", she drops to all fours and crawls to me faster than any toddler I know. She'll get it, though. And it'll be soon, too.
Andy and I have been in Ebay mode lately. We've been making trips to the thrift stores and yard sales lately and have found some china dishes that will bring good prices. So I've got about four cardboard boxes full of china on my kitchen floor waiting to be shipped out a little at a time. We found an HUGE set of phaltzgraph at a yard sale for $25 for the whole bunch. We've sold a few of the dishes and a couple canisters so far and have made $65 already! And we still have more than half of the set to sell! A tea pot in the set is bid up to $26 itself! Our money back with one item! Now that's what I call a good buy! We found a couple pieces of Doulton china at a thrift store that will hopefully bring a good price as well. Andy picked up a WWII training iron pistol at a yard sale and it's got bids on it as well. Its fun, and we are learning a lot about what is worth money and what sells well.
Christian's Latest... "I was explaining to him our family relations, how Grandma is my mother, and Great Grandma is my grandmother, how Papaw is Daddy's daddy, and how Great Mamaw is Daddy's grandmother, etc. He listened quietly til I got to Great Mamaw Price (Daddy's grandmother). His eyes lit up and he said, "Great Mamaw Price is my friend! She's MY girl!!!" :)
|Both of them LOVE the piano!!! Christian begs for lessons all the time.|
|Andy and Christian eating sour skittles. Christian will just about taste anything under the label "Edible".|
|WOW! THOSE ARE SOUR! Surprise, surprise!|
|Audra back at the four wheeler. Told you she loves that silly thing! (See our china in the back ground?)|
|I just LOVE having a girl!|