Monday, March 19, 2007

Introducing Our Family

"Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is His reward" -Psalm 127:3

We have been blessed with two beautiful children so far- a daughter who is almost 4 1/2 and a son who is 16 months. Our little girl is inquisitive, bubbly, high energy, and very outgoing. We are currently doing a gentle prep year with her and will start formal kindergarten in the fall. Her strengths are in reading, biology, athletics, and social interaction. Our little boy is methodical, persistent, mellow, and somewhat shy. As far as one can tell at such an early age, his strength seems to be in the visio-spatial domain. He loves playing with blocks, Legos, and the shape sorter and is much more advanced in using them than his big sister was at the same age. It's amazing to see how different their personalities are!

"For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no one put asunder." - Matthew 19:5-6

DH and I have been together 11 1/2 years and married for 8. We both grew up in the Northeast- him in a suburb of Philadelphia and me in a suburb of Boston. We attended the same college in California and met during my freshman orientation week when he was a sophomore. He proposed shortly before he graduated, and we married two weeks after I graduated the following December. He then served 5 years as a military officer before leaving in 2003 to attend graduate school. He graduated in June 2006 and took a job in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am very grateful for how hard he works to support our family and allow us to homeschool :-)


NerdMom said...

Did you go to high school in California too? You have the tone and views of a friend of mine who came to school with me 7th-12th grade but always viewed herself as a Bostonian;).

Crimson Wife said...

Nope, I didn't come out to Cali until college.

I've changed quite a bit since high school. Back then, I was much less religious and a lot more of your typical affluent suburban Type A overachiever. I like to say that I went to college a pre-med and came out a pre-wed, LOL!

NerdMom said...

I was a religious wanna be over achiever;). I went in computer engineering and came out with my MRS. (someday I will finish).