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Posted in Uncategorized by Jules on 6 January 2009

Early Morning Walk In The City – Lily, Josh
A month ago our friends Lily & Josh came out to visit us. An overabundance of words could describe our time together, and our friendship. But most appropriately: laughter. I am more than thankful that these two are in our lives. They’re comfortable, home – and Sean and I will always welcome the beauty that they bring.
I’ve been quiet for the last month for a myriad of reasons. Much has happened, and it takes time to soak it in, let it fill me up,  and settle in me. Another semester has ended in the classic tangle of books, papers, coffee breath, red eyes and exhaustion. It is a freeing feeling, the end of a semester, but I find a tense swirling sensation growing in my stomach as I dread the onslaught of another attack, I mean semester. “Like an unstoppable rebel force.”
As a celebration of sorts for the end of a semester, I spent a wild and crazy evening with friends. We literally romped about the South Broadway shops, concluding with a jaw-dropping few hours at Beatrice and Woodsley. Although I somehow ended up with big head, this photo, courtesy of my beautifully talented sister-in-law Amanda (aka Ruby), really captured the evening in all of its glory. Like crazy fools we enjoyed each other, great food and even more incredible drinks. It had been too long since I had had an evening of this caliber. It was no doubt, and evening to remember. One is hard-pressed to find a group of people more ready to enjoy life and laughter in their fullest.

Sean, Deanna, Giovanni, Ruby, Jules
Our holiday was spent with my family. A whirlwind of curly blond hair, new baby and video games. I love my nieces, and after a well deserved nap for us both, Gwen and I  spent some quality time watching The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939). It was her first viewing, and her expression seems appropriate for the film. Lyla Starr, the newest member of the family took her first holiday in stride, and I’m sure often wondered why a small black box was being shoved in her face.

Gwenevere Scout

Lyla Starr
Since being home, Sean and I have spent time trying to recover from the past month. Yesterday, after sleeping in, we fully committed to a day of rest by watching movies in bed until four o’clock, complete with meals in bed and naps at will. 
As lovely and well deserved as it has been to rest and hide from the world, I have begun to get the itch to create, to do… to leave the apartment. In an attempt to re-socialize myself, I ventured out to the Nuggets vs. Pacers game. Although picture-less, last night was the perfect “welcome back to life” evening. I now feel somewhat ready to begin again. However, a relapse of movies in bed may not be entirely uncalled for before all is said and done.
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  1. Annie said, on 6 January 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I like this post. Appropriate…

  2. Luke said, on 6 January 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Julie,
    Wow, it has been so long since I have heard or written to you or Annie, and then BAM, both in one day. So good to hear from you, and thank you, yes, she is ravishing and such a great companion as well. Whose baby is Lyla Starr, I love that name…night starr, right? Hebrew, nice. Oh, it’s Andy’s baby (I just read your post). Julie, Hannah and I have been praying for your family. I have no comprehension of what you are going through. Kelsey was such a blessing. You know, I learned so much about the Lord through her and your family’s service and care for her. Blessings to you, Cousin.
    Luke

  3. Eric said, on 9 January 2009 at 1:03 am

    I wonderful recap, I look forward to creating a space with you two in the coming trip!

  4. Geoff said, on 11 January 2009 at 7:55 pm

    quite a month.


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