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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Johnmark and Cathy Travel back to Orlando...without the kids

Babies' Dedication Service 4/4/09

We had a Dedication Service for our little ones last Sabbath, April 4, 2009. It took place during the worship service (the dedication portion of which is chronicled in the above video).

All of the Grandparents (Grandad Steve and Gramma Jo, and Grandpa John and Gramma Lin) were able to be in attendance, as well as Uncle Mark, Aunt Faith, cousins Conor, Collin, and Aidan, and Uncle David, and Aunt Leeann. It was a nice service officiated by Pastor (and Uncle) Dale Thorngate.

Cathy and I also became members of the Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church that morning, thereby moving us another step toward becoming full-fledged West Virginians.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Our Big Adventure

After our Holiday Season settled down and following our trip to the Magic Kingdom, things got crazy for us.

Something that we had been discussing off and on for the past 8+ years finally came to fruition.  And so, we have moved to the outskirts of Charleston, WV.  Cathy is back in the classroom teaching at the tiny Valley High School in Smithers, WV and Johnmark has given up working with other people's children and now stays at home with his own.

It has been a very busy couple of months for us filled with many questions and fewer answers, but we are now in the land of Coal and Camo (short A, long O), starting to find our way once again.

God is gracious and we have discovered that He is very much present no matter where you find your feet.

Family Photos with Cinderella's Castle

It is quite amazing how hard it is to take pictures at a theme park while hauling around three children...thus the reason for so few pictures from our first visit to the Magic Kingdom with Cate, Eve, and Jonah.  But, we were able to get a couple of decent photos out of one of the many eager photographers that roam the grounds, and here they are.

The Triplets' First Trip to The Magic Kingdom

Our Christmas in Ohio