Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Easter

We have all been plagued by sickness this Easter. Aimee and the girls have all been sick for a week. They were all sick on Easter Sunday, which left me with the task of taking care of them. Now they are all getting better and as I write this I now have what they had! Anyway, we took pictures of the girls in their Easter dresses yesterday when they were feeling better.






Sara's Third Birthday

Well, it's hard to believe but our little Sara is now 3 years old. She is such a blessing in our lives and we cannot imagine life without her. She adds such an important element to our family and has drawn us all so much closer. We feel privileged to be entrusted with such a special child. Of course, all of our children are special, that goes without saying. We are so blessed by our family! Here is Sara at her birthday party.









A Trip Home to Kentucky

After submitting my dissertation we decided to take a trip home to Kentucky to take a break.




Celebrating the completion of the dissertation at a Japanese Hibachi restaurant.



Aimee and her sisters.



The kids.

A Visit from the Guptas

A colleague from Durham (Nijay Gupta) and his wife Amy and children, Simryn and Aidan stopped into Princeton to visit us. He finished his PhD last year and has recently taken a post at Seattle Pacific University.




Dead Theologians (and politicians)

With the beginning of beautiful weather and the trees and flowers blooming everywhere, we decided to take a walk the other day and ended up at the graveyard!!! Nice, eh? Well, it is the cemetery for Nassau Presbyterian Church and has some pretty notable people buried here. I took some pictures of some dead theologians and politicians.








These two photos are of the grave of Jonathan Edwards, who was the third president of Princeton College when he died.




Grave of Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards (below, the sun somewhat covers her name).



Here lies John Witherspoon, Revolutionary patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence.



This is Aaron Burr, the third vice-president of the U.S. under Thomas Jefferson. He is the grandson of Jonathan Edwards and is more widely known for killing Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, in a duel.



This is the grave of B. B. Warfield, lying next to his wife.



Below is the grave of U.S. President Grover Cleveland. If you look closely in the picture you can see the graves of Warfield and his wife just in the background to the right.



Charles Hodge, third professor at Princeton Theological Seminary.



A. A. Alexander, first professor of Princeton Theological Seminary.

The Big Storm

We got hammered by a HUGE storm a couple of weeks ago. Our power was off for about 4 days. Consequently, our basement, that has a sump-pump for such heavy rains, was off an did not pump the water out of the basement. It rained constantly for three days and the waters rose! This Nor'easter packed a big punch. With 50-50 mph winds and constant rain, we were left with three feet of water in the basement and numerous trees down.





The flooded basement destroyed the furnace, hot water heater, and the washer/dryer. We were without these for an additional week after the power came on! Not fun.



This is roughly 3 feet of water. You can see where it came in through the back window of the basement. All is repaired now thanks to the Princeton Seminary crew!




This tree blocked our road for about 4 days.



These are some turkeys from down the road assessing the damage.

Spring is Coming

As you can see in these pictures we are stuck between the beginning of spring and the remnants of winter. When the sun came out and began to melt the snow, the girls' cabin-fever went into full swing.



Sara Enjoys the Cold Weather

We had a ridiculously cold winter in NJ this year and had as much as 2 ft of snow on the ground for quite a while. Overall, Sara doesn't like the snow but there were times when she enjoyed getting out in it. What she does like is clothes. She loves to dress up, even if to go outside. These are some shots of her outside outfits as well as the result of her playtime outdoors.














All that playing makes a little girl tired.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Christmas in Princeton

Well, the snow storm, dubbed locally as the Blizzard of '09 left us torn about traveling home through the snow. We remembered the year we drove from Dallas through a major snow storm from Arkansas to West Tennessee and it took us 21 hours and many misses from running into a ditch along the way. With Sara Beth making the trip this time we decided against it. We were a bit blue for the holidays but we made the best of it here together. I thought I would provide some shots from the days leading up to Christmas and the bid day itself.



Grace outside of Nassau Pres.



City Center in Princeton









Mom and her new CD



Grace and Raina doing the Snuggie dance






Tired Baby




This is Sara's new chair (recliner) and her new baby doll.