Thursday, October 28, 2010

Twins first birthday!

On May 1, 2010 we celebrated the twins first birthday! It was such a special day for us! We were brought to tears as we reflected over the last year and all that the Lord had done (for more details, see previous post). We are so thankful for these two precious lives that were entrusted to us. Our good friend Brittany made a slideshow to capture some of their journey and to show all the people that were so involved along the way. I wanted this party to also serve as a thank you to the many people that were in my home for months and months after they were born. God used each of you to sustain us. The party was a Noah's ark "two by two" theme. We had an ark cake, and had animal themed snacks. All the kids that came dressed up as their favorite animal and Jennifer built them a huge ark out of her gymnastics equipment for them to play games on. Tory did a great job telling the story of Noah's ark (with sound effects:)). All in all it was such a great day!












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How are we???

We are doing well, just getting adjusted still. It takes so long to really feel settled and connected when you move to a new place. I’m trying to be patient with the process even though my heart feels the sting of loneliness (even when I'm surrounded with people) and the pain of missing well established relationships back home. Ben loves school (although it is hard) and I am really enjoying it as well. The twins are running around everywhere, and they are such a joy. I feel so blessed to have them. They'll be 18 months on Monday, hard to believe!
Highlights:
Log cabin: Seminary has lots of events where they offer free childcare at the log cabin (this is how we go to class together). They do a monthly parents night out, hosts a weekly women’s group, and they do a parents morning out where everyone gets one morning a week the whole semester. It’s fabulous and the twins LOVE it there!

They have sidewalks everywhere! (great for dbl jogging strollers)

Our neighborhood is awesome. I feel like I’m in Mayberry and feel way safer here than I did in mobile… interesting I know. Don’t even feel like I need to lock the doors. We live on a street with 10 other seminary families so it’s been very fun to be in community.

I love this city! It’s very fun and we live 15 min from downtown, yet I can walk to the grocery store, public library, post office, Walgreens, ect. Everything is very quaint, not cookie cutter at all. Lot’s of personality- I love that.:)There are new fun things around every corner, which I love. Even if we explored every day we would not find every cute little “hole in the wall” restaurant or shop.

They have custard instead of ice cream here. Ice cream is my second favorite food (second to peanut butter) so this is an important fact. I don’t really like it…but maybe I’m just hooked on what I know. Either way, I go to Cold Stone a lot instead of traditional little St. Louis custard shops!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A taste of fall and my little cowgirl






It has been so beautiful here lately! The fall is something I've never experienced and it truly is amazing! This is a tree on covenant seminary's campus- it's breathtaking.


These boots are in honor of my dad (whom she looks like):)





Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Layout

WHY IS MY BLOG LAYOUT SO OFF AND HOW DO I FIX IT??? I'VE TRIED A THOUSAND TIMES! AND WHERE DID THIS COLORING COME FROM???!!!

Seven Years of Marriage

On Monday, September 27 Ben and I celebrated seven years of marriage! Now when we tell people how long we’ve been married we always get the “wow, that’s a long time” (not sure if it's because i look younge or because me kids or younge- but it's not what people are expecting!). I feel truly blessed to be married to such a wonderful man- it is so obvious to me how God created us to be together. He loves me so well. Since we are still getting adjusted to seminary life and being back in school (and we don’t know many sitters), we just went out for an evening. We were headed to a nice restaurant but found ourselves longing for something familiar (we’re a little homesick…) and went to our favorite pizza joint Ami’s. It was so good to just sit and talk. Afterward we went to see “The Screwtape Letters” (a Broadway production) and it was fabulous! I highly encourage you to see it if it comes anywhere near your location! It was fun, entertaining, and thought provoking. We ended the night with the Cheesecake factory dessert. Happy Anniversary!

http://screwtapeonstage.com/