My 9 year old daughter rattles these letters off triumphantly. My family and I have been working to memorize various country locations and names in order. Can you figure out where these are and what they mean? There is a map of them in my bathroom right now, replacing the Civil War battles map that was there for a few months earlier. We love maps, languages and cultures.

One fun game we like to do during meal times is to stare at the world map under our plates on the kitchen table and quiz each other on countries. “Who can find Yemen?” “Good job… okay, who can find Indonesia?” “Yep, good, now, find Brazil!” We take turns and have fun choosing countries. Some of them are harder to find. At times the ones who can read faster will help the others by hinting, “It’s a green country on the map.”

I spent some time on the internet this evening looking up boy names’ meanings. Some of these were names you gave us! ๐Ÿ™‚ Elijah means “My God is the Lord.” Judah/Jude means “praise, thanks.” Nora called from Montana to tell me the name Hosea. That means “to deliver.” Daniel means “God is my judge.” Micah means “who is similar?” Katelyn, what does Jayden mean again? I couldn’t find its meaning online. Levi is a nice name, but I couldn’t find its meaning very well. Anyone know? Luke is nice. We like Elijah at this moment but are still pondering names.

Do you know something that baffles me and amazes me? The baby grew four inches last week! That is incredible and the only time in life when a person grows that much in one week, probably. Last week he went from 6.5 inches to 10.5 inches. Isn’t that wild?! It’s odd to picture a 10 inch long baby inside me right now. Knowing he can hear us, we say good night to him, and try out new names aloud.

So, have you figured out where K, UK, TTAP is? 100 points for those who do! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll give the answer soon.

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  1. Muddy Toes on March 11, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Oooh, I got it! But I had a small hint while using your bathroom the other day :o) Should I say?

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