Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


TODAY, this little man turned THREE!
We had a great day starting off with a birthday breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls followed by presents. We then headed to the first day of BSF where we are studying Romans this year. We also enjoyed lunch together, reading books, playing, napping, etc....

Currently #babyB loves sharks.  Tonight we had community group, so we turned it into a SHARK PARTY for the birthday boy!

THREE year old stats:
36" tall 
29 pounds 2 ounces
Loves sharks, swimming, and playing outside.
Has an amazing vocabulary.
Potty trained since January!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

first day of school

Today Lily started SECOND GRADE and 
Ella started KINDERGARTEN.

Ella and Miss Sansing

Lily and Miss Bradford

Lily, all ready to go

Ella and her cubby

Saturday, September 2, 2017

game day 2017

Today, Notre Dame Football started!  
We love this time of year. 
Popcorn. Football. Tradition.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

VW Bus

Maybe you've already seen it on Instagram...but we are the proud owners of a 1973 VW bus!

The VW Routan was in the shop the other morning, so we did a bus ride with mom.  It was hot (no AC), it was loud (engine noise + windows down), it was fun (mom as the bus driver).

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Lily brought home sunflower seeds, from a school project, back in early May. She really wanted to plant them.  Last summer we learned where NOT to plant sunflowers. They were in our backyard and only grew a few feet and then died.  Our sunniest spot is in our front flower bed, so we tried it. This year they did great! We had so much fun watching then grow, then bud and then open.

Back in early July when the first sunflower opened.

The last sunflower just opened up this morning.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

friends + donuts

These sweet friends are home, for one month, from Kenya, Africa.  The Meshaw's have been gone for 2 years already. Man, have we missed them!  We are soaking up as much time as possible while they are here.  We've already enjoyed a dinner date at Island's (this was a regular occurrence prior to their move), evening at WB, dinner at our house with other friends from Africa, and then yesterday's Britt's donuts plus Carolina Beach.  We have a few more things planned too!
We love you guys, appreciate your friendship and pray for God's continued blessing on your work in Africa!

Wren enjoyed her first taste of Britt's donuts too!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

NINE years

TODAY, we celebrated NINE years of marriage.
Tonight, we had a family date to Carrabba's to celebrate our "family's birthday." It is fun to look back over these past nine years and see how God has grown us individually and as a couple, how God has been faithful, how God has provided, how God has led and directed our family, how God has grown our family to 6.  We are so thankful that God brought us together!

Since it's a little tricky with no family in town and fostering, we did a long date this past Saturday, rather than an overnight.  We enjoyed 8 hours with each other (noon-8pm) and no interruptions. We had lunch at Epic Food, then we went paddle-boarding in the inlet, then over to Masonboro Island (so relaxing sitting on a beach and NOT playing lifeguard or constantly counting to 4...4 kids), then back.  We walked downtown a while, and had an amazing dinner at Rx.  Happy Anniversary to us!