Friday, November 5, 2010

Putting the Blog to Rest

We're going to go ahead and put this blog to rest for a while. It has served our families well as we have been away from them for the last four years, but now! wow! we're close and enjoying the fact that we get to see them regularly. For those of you in the North and extended regions of our lives that have been checking this, feel free to find us on facebook under "Stephen Abigail Bowne." We will post pictures of the kids there. Also, please always feel free to email us at or call us at 781-584-3126. This blog has had a good run (this is the 477th post!) and has been a great way to share the kids with you all. May the God who created us keep you and may you be a holistic follower of Christ with a life completely surrendered to Him.
Thanks for all your comments over the years! Love, the Boston Bownes

Thursday, November 4, 2010

North to South and Now West to East

We've packed up our deodorant, albums, Hess trucks, books, your wedding gifts, and kids once again. This is the sixth home since we were married five years ago.

Bam. Here we are. Messy move. Kid's emotions sprawled out all over the place. Rainy day in the new place.

Through all changes we have seen the kind hand of God urge us, hold us, and teach us. This latest move is no exception. We have moved just a mile away from the church we are attending, named Grace Bible Church (it's website: and are super jazzed about things to come as well as enjoying the present.

Stephen is now working as the assistant Manager at this Oreck Store: and we're chilling at home.

weeks ago before the move

A few weeks ago Aunt Annette and Grandmas Ruth Sager came for a visit and we road the train a bit. What awesome women to have in our family!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lake Taghkanic State Park

Last weekend we got the chance to camp with Nick and Aimee Otto in rural New York State.
GREAT trip. We'd highly recommend that park and certainly those people!

Here's manly dad chopping wood. (He asked mom to take a picture of him).

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Providence and Poo

"Floor. Poop." Simeon said as he pointed to the white carpet.

The adults at the table looked up. Took in the scene. Continued in conversation.

"Floor. Poop!" Simeon said again.

We were at Cliff & Julie Montgomery's house. Many kids galloping through the room. Toys, food, bliss.

Julie leaned back in her chair and took a distant look.

Something was on the carpet.

"Where's Clay?" I think.

Clay slides closer.

Simeon comments yet again: "Floor. Poop."

There had been a diaper malfunction with a kiddo and sure enough, Sim was notifying the adults that something that certainly should not be on the carpet, indeed was.
After several warnings to us by Sim, it finally sank in. The adults sprang into action. Clay was rescued about one armful away from the poo. He puts everything in his mouth at this age.

There is a term that Christian's use where they refer to the "providence of God." It's a term for God's action in the world and in our lives. Simeon has learned enough words in the last three months to put together the simple phrase "Floor Poop." He saved his brother from a mouthful of poo, the Montgomery's from a white carpet smeared in it, and even more embarrassment for the tike who's diaper didn't make the cut that day. God's providence in our lives.

May you enjoy a day where you see God's action in your life- he is rescuing you from a darkness with much more a depth than poo.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Philadelphia Zoo-ing it

Cousin Timothy
Cousin Paul

Cousin Sara

Uncle Terry & Aunt Dee Dee

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Mom played with these as a kid: endless hours of ships, submarines, rafts, castles, mazes, houses, cars, roads, and more. Grommie's and PopPop's house truly is amazing.

The studliest-stud that ever studded: Clay Bowne

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

atlantic city air show!

chocolate icecream!

Vienna dancing!

recent pic of clay

Mum and dad at Jodi's wedding

Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ain't nothing like it

Our recent Bostonian brains had a humorous culture shock experience this past month when we went to the central Pennsylvania Tioga County Fair. Belt buckles. Cattle contests. Pigs. Goats. Oxen. Cows. Sheep. Bunnies. Ferris Wheel. Train ride. It was amazing. This picture below got Mom laughing. It was above a rather large pig's stall.

These two brothers posed for Mom with their Cows.

I got to pet this baby goat.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Brown's Lake 2010

Kayaking in the rain with mum.

Riding a bike with dad.

And this one is Dad, then me, then Mum, and Aunt T, half standing up on a kid's wagon. It rocked my toddler face off.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

All that glitters is not gold, but sequins.

here's a pinata that mum made for mom mom and pop pop Bowne's 40th wedding anniversary party. the 80's do live yet. (two disco shirts were certainly harmed in the making of this pinata).

The Elf formerly known as Clay

Mom and I at the Beach

Clay and I

Mom and Clay