Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Life Recently

Aunt Dewey arrives and suddenly everyone's got underwear on their heads. #bloodrelated #crazyaunt #instasinclair #instaluther #childhood
Crazy Aunt Dew.
Making friends with the locals. #pilgrims #instasinclair #instaluther #livinghistory #childhood
Making chicken friends at Plimoth Plantation.
Halloween 2016: Pigs in Space. Complete with Spaceman Spiff, and alien from the southern galaxy, and the cutest little piglet you ever did see. #pigsinspace #happyhalloween #instasinclair #instaluther #children #childhood #halloween2016
Pigs in Space this past Halloween.
We think Lovegirl has a stomach bug; she's still running a fever, can't keep anything down, and just wants to curl up in my arms and sleep. #poorbaby #instasinclair #children
Attack of the stomach virus. 
Another successful Guy Fawkes Day on the books! #instasinclair #instaluther #iatleasthavebritishheritage #rememberrememberthe5thofnovember #guyfawkes
Paper hats for Guy Fawkes Day.
#imwithher #werewithher #election2016
Election Day 2016

We've had a busy past two weeks. My little sister came to visit, and we had a great time with her. She's fun and goofy, and the kids just adore her. We took her to the pool, Plimoth Plantation, Mt Auburn Cemetery, and she helped us set up and host our Halloween party. After she left to go home to Memphis, we had a couple of sad days but are buoyed by the knowledge that we'll see her soon at Christmas. 

Speaking of Halloween, our first annual (hopefully) party went swimmingly. We had a cowgirl, Superman, a monkey, a ladybug, a piglet, an astronaut, an alien, a voodoo doll, a witch doctor, Rapunzel, a Viking, Helena Bonham Carter, and a prisonerd (get it? it took me a few minutes). We trick-or-treated around the neighborhood (one guy ran out of candy and started handing out dollar bills), then had dinner, dessert, and drinks. 

Sinclair promptly got sick with some virus the day after the party and spent the next two days running a fever and vomiting everything she ate or drank. Good times. 

She was back in good form though for Guy Fawkes day as we made our traditional (to us) paper hats and ate shepherd's pie and homemade toffee. 

And yesterday Piercen and I got to vote for what would have been the first female president of the United States. More importantly, we got to vote for love winning over hate, inclusion over exclusion, equality over misogyny, hope over fear. Unfortunately, our candidate did not win. This is something that we will all have to grapple with over the coming days, weeks, and many years, both as individuals, as a nation, and as a world. However, I believe in an all-knowing, all-powerful God who has plans for this country, not to harm it, but to prosper it. I put my faith in him, for he is the very definition of love and with him, all good things are possible.