Yesterday two pretty momentous things happened. First, it was Jack’s eighth birthday! Everything about the day was exactly how it was eight years ago: the blue skies, spring flowers blooming everywhere, and excitement in the air. Yesterday we also welcomed a new member into our family. Please, meet Oceanus, named by the kids this morning. Our bright blue happy van! (Oceanus was the name of the baby who was born on the Mayflower when the Pilgrims came to America. They like that story, plus the color reminds them of the ocean.) We are so very thankful for this blessing from our Father above, who cares about every detail of our lives. We are excited to make many memories and road-trips this summer, bouncing along in Oceanus.