Monday, April 30, 2012
She and her boyfriend (Nathan) and some other friends were going to go to the Baltimore Orioles game that night. On his way to get her, with their friends in his car, Nathan's car broke down. He got it off the road so Ashleigh went and got them all and went to the game. Nathan and the friends needed to get home in our area so Ashleigh decided to bring them all home and spend the night with us (instead of going back to school). I turned my cell off so I could sleep so I missed her calls and texts (she didn't call the house phone). When they got to our house, they saw the police were talking to the dude outside. (Don't know where he came from but he was just upset about some domestic issue - not a problem.) So she pulled into the driveway to drop off some stuff she had in the car and come in to go to bed. Nathan would take her car home and drop off the friends along the way. Just bad timing. Of course it was a couple of hours before we all got settled down and to sleep...
Posted by Shawn H at 12:06 PM
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Meanwhile, this week Lucie and I (and Mocha) were contest winners. A package arrived at the door the other day and it was full of scrapping stuff for Lucie. Turns out she won some online contest. They never told her - just sent the box with a notice inside. Mocha and I were on a big campaign to get votes for her in a photo contest sponsored by the local newspaper and a pet store. It was pretty amazing how many people voted for us - including my international Newfoundland owner friends on Facebook. We came in 2nd place and won a $100 gift certificate to the pet store. And the provisions keep on coming...
Elliott is heading out to Utah tomorrow for a week to compete in the national DECA competition representing the state of Delaware in Business Marketing. He has all of his "preppy" clothes ready and is going to have a great time. Of course that means missing a few lacrosse games but we are pretty sure competing in DECA will pay off more than competing in high school lacrosse. His coach, however, doesn't agree...
Posted by Shawn H at 12:50 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012
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Saturday, April 21, 2012
Meanwhile, I replaced the Pathfinder mirror and all is going well except for my tree pollen allergies. Wicked bad this year. Elliott missed some practices during Spring Break (his coach is one of those who believes there is nothing more important in life than high school lacrosse and all extraneous activity must cease during the season...) so his coach benched him and the other starters who missed some Spring Break practices for two games. Oddly enough they were games against the worst teams in the division and his team won big without him and the other starters so it was OK. Elliott was fine with it. He will miss some more practices while he is in Utah for the DECA competition.
Still working on a couple of employment leads and very optimistic something will come through soon.
Posted by Shawn H at 11:26 AM
Saturday, April 7, 2012
As you know I am always finding meaning for the seemingly random things in life and it didn't take long for me to see how this is consistent with a recent theme that Lucie and I have been noticing. The theme is from Isaiah 43:19 where God says He is doing a new thing. We've seen this pop up a few times in the past week or so so I am claiming this as an allegory to not looking back but looking forward to whatever new thing is in store for us.
All else is going well. Elliott is playing well at lacrosse and got his second goal the other day. Ashleigh is home for spring break.
Posted by Shawn H at 8:14 PM