Tuesday, April 27, 2010

May 3

So what is the significance of that day? Who was born on that day? The noted Italian political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli and author of The Prince celebrated his birthday on May 3. At the other end of the spectrum, James Brown the "Godfather of Soul" celebrated his birthday on May 3rd.

If all goes according to plan--unless she comes on her own--our fourth child will be born on May 3. Being that this is still considered an at risk pregnancy, and also being that both Mother and child continue to progress along very healthily, the doctors have decided to reduce any further chances of risk and induce this pregnancy into delivery. This is scheduled for Monday May, 3, 2010.

As most of you know, we are currently Stateside, in Maryland, so unlike Daniel, our daughter will be, to quote Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the U.S.A.!" Actually she will be born in the same hospital that Eric and Faith were born, Howard County General.

So things are about to get more exciting around here. We are very excited to meet the newest addition to our family, and we are also blessed that many of our Stateside friends and family will also get to see her very soon. Daniel keeps talking about being a big brother, something he is very much looking forward to.

Please continue to keep both Mother and child in your prayers. With her coming, we will have two boys and two girls in our family. So does that mean we are complete?

Thanks again to all who are holding us tightly in prayer. Keep watching this space, (truly) more to come . . .

Monday, April 12, 2010

An Historic Day

Today was an historic day in the Anasco family, Daniel attended his first (of many I am sure) major league baseball game. And like Eric and Faith, his first baseball game was at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. We have been Orioles fans for years. I know they have been bottom dwellers in the American League East for several years in a row; however, you have to be true to your team.

Unfortunately, they lost to the Blue Jays--ugh a Canadian team! And why is a Canadian team in the American League--but, I digress.

We still had a picture perfect day at the ballpark, we enjoyed the day with Patty (Chris' sister) and her son Ryan, and other friends. Dan really enjoyed the game once he finally realized that he was watching baseball rather than actually playing in the game.

Enjoying the game with cousin Ryan and friends.

Dan's first major league hotdog, and as most of you know, hotdogs taste the best at a baseball game.







Monday, April 05, 2010

Family Vacation

We are enjoying some vacation time with Chris' family--her mom, her dad, and her sister's family. We usually take a week long vacation with them whenever we are Stateside. This year we are enjoying visiting the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee.

Even though it has been nearly two years since I have driven (we don't have a car in the Philippines), I love taking a road trip. America is a vast and beautiful land, and I enjoy driving to visit different places. For Easter Sunday we enjoyed a nearly three mile hike in the Smokey Mountain National park. We climbed all the way to Laurel Falls





Or course I can never get away from doing some work, even while on vacation. Our resort has free wireless Internet, see my temporary office below:

I love the view.