Thursday, May 29

Updates All Around

In this the last week of May we thought we would take a moment to give you the latest updates for each Lyons Life.

MAX: We are still in process. The rules and requirements continue to grow or change and continue to cause issue. However this week a big item will be checked off the list(hopefully). We continue to pray that our paperwork will be approved and we can get this kiddo home. He continues to grow and develop well. Next week, Thursday, June 5th Max will turn one. We had one rockin' barnyard birthday in the works...but that will just have to wait, We pray that he will have a special day with his foster family. We are so appreciative that he has been in such great care. Please continue to pray for our family and so many others working to bring their children home. *Also, we have learned information about his birth mother that is not able to be shared here, but has brought her to the forefront of our prayers. Please join us in praying for her and her health. We are so grateful that we, in time will be able to raise her child as our own. What a sacrifice and act courage.

JACK: With one year of preschool under his belt this kid seems to grow older every day in his behavior, abilities and his demeanor. He loves t-ball and enjoys the "step and swing hitting" the best. He has also developed a new passion for coloring and drawing. There have been a few late nights as we have found him coloring in bed.He also is dabbling in break dancing, karate (nothing formal yet) and being a good superhero. He brings much joy and laughter to our lives (oh, and the occasional headache). It has been so much fun to be the parents of this blond blessing.

JON: If you have not yet heard, Jon has returned to " The big sexy M" aka Microsoft. There is something about free beverages and having an x-box in your office that called Jon back. It might also have been the fact that he loves a stimulating work environment, the challenge of developing something out of nothing, and the culture of jeans at the office. He has been there about a month and is a happy camper. (As I type he is doing "research" (aka- shooting some kind of crazy alien ninja) )

MEG: Just as Jon is beginning a new job, my time as Director of Youth and Family Ministries at our church Cedarcreek has come to an end after six years. It is my desire to be home with the boys (should we ever get a second :))and so in January I gave my official notice/ heads up. I agreed to stay until the end of the school year. On Tuesday in what seemed like a surreal state, I cleaned out the office and brought home my eclectic collection of things deep and spiritual and things....well not so deep, like my amazing nun salt and pepper shakers. Come this Sunday there will be a little hoopla in my honor and a BBQ with friends. Inspite of an "official" end we are excited to continue worshiping with our friends at Cedarcreek. It is most defiantly with mixed emotions that I have said good bye to paid ministry for a time. I am excited to be home, but I will also miss the challenge of duct taping students to the wall or throwing water balloons in the name of Jesus.

So there be the Lyons. In all our glory. We pray that all who read our blog are well and enjoying life (and all it's craziness) as much as we are. How sweet it is to be loved and have family. We are a blessed bunch.