Our Week in Photos (Week 22 of 52)

*Checkup – Emily had her 2-week checkup on Tuesday. She has regained her birth weight and then some. She is now 7 pounds 0.5 ounces.

*New Job – Norm started his new job on Wednesday. God never ceases to amaze me. His timing, His provision, His love.

*New Laptop – It arrived yesterday so we are finally going to catch up on our photo uploading and posting. We’ll probably post over the weekend, so we’ll have to leave you hanging with just the one photo below.

*Big Sister – Melody is doing the best that she can. The hardest part is when I have to feed Emily and can’t really help her if she needs it. Otherwise, she still keeps us surprised by how fast she learns things each day. She knows how to count to 10…almost to 20 something, but misses 1 or 2 numbers and it’s not in the right order. She can count to 10 in Chinese. And she knows quite a few songs. Her memory is AMAZING! I wish I had memory like that. So don’t make promises you can’t keep. She’ll remember.

*Small Things – As for the Small Things, let’s just say I’m giving someone else a chance at the prize this month. =p

*Coming Up – I’m very excited about some things that are coming up. My sister is getting the keys to her new house today. Next Friday, one of the very first students I ever had in VBS is graduating from middle school. He was 4 when I met him, and he will be 14 this year! Then, on Saturday a friend is getting married. And summer is almost here!!

– Joyce


April Update

Norm led worship on Palm Sunday and Melody “performed” on stage with the kids. Then Norm will be taking a short paternity leave in May.

Big Sister and Baby
We celebrated Melody becoming a big sister (soon) at the hospital’s Sibling Celebration. This is Joyce’s last month of biweekly doctor’s appointments. We will see Dr. Sohl every week now…but since Melody’s prediction is that baby will arrive 5/7 or 5/10, it will just be 1 more visit. =p We toured the hospital. No room sharing! Yay! And we finally got around to meeting with our pediatrician.

The job opportunity at the first company that Norm interviewed with fell through. But this month he met with yet another recruiter. And also another company was interested in him. He had a phone screen with HR one week, 1st round interview on Monday, and he was called back for 2nd round interview on Thursday. We should hear back soon!

We surprised Frank for his 50th birthday. I wonder what he thought when he came back from his weekend birthday trip and saw 80 people in the middle of the street in front of his house. Then, we celebrated Norm’s 30th birthday!! There were a few Easter festivities. Melody had a lot of fun – sleepover and Easter Egg hunt with Uncle Aaron and Yee-Yee, outing to Marina Park, singing onstage at church, and learning the Easter story. Lastly, we were able to celebrate with Sean for his 2nd birthday party.

Joyce donated her hair for the 3rd time. Read about it HERE and HERE.

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