Our fun and also awesome friend Terry Goldman can dish out teasing and take a fair amount too.  He turned us on to this fun website where you can insert a picture of yourself into hairstyles from the 50’s through the 90’s.  Ian and I tried it out and came up with these.  Ian thought he was pretty funny when he commented that we didn’t need to use the website, but could simply just pull out all of the pictures of my hairdos from over the years.  Unfortunately he’s right!  As you can see, we had a pretty fun time with this.


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img_94013“Make it pretty” is the comment I have heard from Lucy for quite a while now when it is time to fix her hair.  Lately, Eli has become interested in this task, and the activity of making Lucy’s hair pretty captures the attention of both children for up to 30 minutes.  Who knew he would take to hair styling with such interest?






img_94091It has been quite some time since I have found the time to engage in an on-going fashion in hobbies, but in the past few weeks I have enjoyed getting into a few sewing projects.  This pinafore was my latest project during naptime.  It is reversible, so we get twice the wear out of it before it goes through the wash!





Today I am also thankful for good friends. We had a wonderful women’s group at our house where we learned more about our friend Jamie and today I was able to see my friends Eve (she’ll be having her 3rd child here in 2 weeks), Lindsey (the proud mom of 2 adorable kids), and Erika (the AWESOME friend who took Eli today for a play date).  It was nice to have some alone time with Lucy, she is a different img_94054child when she is by herself.  More mellow and compliant.  No older brother to egg her on!

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We had a meeting this last week to talk about the transition before we leave for Africa…how to manage once Ian’s sweet county job ends the 1st of December, details of what him working for Orphans Overseas here in the States will look like, and speculation over when our adjusted departure date might be.

Our family will undergo a transition in December as Ian leaves his current position as a LPC and integrates into the world of fundraising, foreign relations and some good old fashioned grunt work (never hurt anyone btw).  I am excited to see him a bit earlier in the evenings for more family walks and hairbrained ideas that don’t generally get carried out on his work nights.

Well, we’re not looking to depart before March 2009, which brings sighs of relief (more time with family http://www.thefrahms.blogspot.com/, friends & Starbucks http://www.starbucks.com/) and some thoughts of “UGGH” as we reside in this transitional place some more.  We continue to believe that it all is in perfect timing though. 

My thoughts of packing, renting, flying for long lengths of time, AFRICA, returning back home, and baby(ies) at an advanced maternal age will just have to go on the back burner for a while!        

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