Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Take a Peak!

For all of you who have not been able to visit our new home just yet, here's a sneak peak at Mr. Colin's bedroom:

Monday, October 26, 2009


Probably the only time you will EVER hear me say that- but a must after we spent an entire weekend in Buckeye-Land. The little guy is a traveling man. As my grandma says, he has already more than earned his "wings". We stayed at the Hilton Columbus at Easton which was probably one of the nicest hotels I've been to in awhile:

Not to shabby for a little guy, eh? Of course, we were within walking distance to the Easton Town Center so we spent most of the day shopping before joining Chris' coworker, Chad, and his wife, Terra, for dinner. We had a great time- the food was good, the company was great, and Colin was, well, manageable. 

Sunday morning we dropped in at Grace Polaris church in Powell to visit my coworker, Adam, and his wife, Katie. Adam leads the worship at his church and did a fantastic job! After church we hopped back in the car and headed out to Wooster, OH to meet up with Brian and the rest of the Zuercher clan.

It was great to visit with family. Brian's cousins have three little boys all under the age of three so of course they all hit it off right from the start! It was like they had known each other all along. It was very cute to watch. And deeply humbling as an adult. 

"Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3

Thursday, October 22, 2009

This Little Piggy Stayed Home...

That's right, the swine flu has hit the Trella household with full force! On Friday, Colin came home with a pretty high temp and the rest of the symptoms followed suit. Then, to add to the already delightful situation, his one year molars started to break through as well. Might as well get it all over and done with!

Of course, Colin still manages to keep himself entertained (I think we are both going slightly stir crazy from being cooped-up all week). He's taken on a new interest in climbing into very small spaces. It kinda reminds of that character from Ocean's Eleven. Hopefully this won't be something that turns into a life-long interest. 

It's been bittersweet to be home with him - I truly value the time and LOVE seeing how he's growing and changing, but after reading through my work emails I feel guilty for not being out in the field. Oh, the woe's of a working mother. There is a constant pull to be in both worlds at the same time. I'm sure many of you can relate. 

Anyway, he is on the mends! Which is promising. Hopefully I can return to work tomorrow and Colin can stay healthy for his big weekend!