Monday, April 24, 2006

Way to Go Daddy!

Well, it's been a long time coming, but this past weekend Erik walked the stage and received his BA in Biblical Studies at CBC! He did his first 2 years at Bethany way back before we were married, and after a few years of break, he went back to finish his BA here in Abbotsford. In 2004 he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease - the stress of school was not helping his health and so he dropped out for a semester and then majorly cut back on his classes for the remaining semesters. But, he was determined to finish and he did! In the end, he has become confident of his passions and giftings. What he really wants to do is work with his hands, using his practical skills and abilities. And he has discovered a passion to share his faith and walk alongside the everyday people that he works with. It's encouraging to see God's hand in all of this - the timing was not what we anticipated, but it has been a growing and stretching experience for us and so we're thankful for his leading on this journey. I love you, Erik and I'm really proud of you!

Simple Pleasures

Well, I've been tagged by Janelle and I'm supposed to list 10 simple pleasures. So, here goes...

1. Catching a nap on the couch in the afternoon while Micah's sleeping.
2. Singing in the car when I'm by myself (or with Micah - he doesn't seem to mind).
3. The 2 cheeseburger meal at McDonald's - yum!
4. Reading a good book.
5. Watching Erik and Micah play together.
6. Opening our bedroom window for night - it smells SO good.
7. Thunder storms - though we don't get them a lot here.
8. Slurpees & candy!!
9. Sitting on really soft grass in the summer.
10. Blogging!

OK, I guess the rule is that I have to tag someone else now - so I tag Erin E., Lisa, & Erin K. Have fun!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Playtime Pics

Do you like our matching t-shirts? Mine is size 6-12 months and it still fits me almost a year after Mommy bought it.

Hmmm, I wonder what channel Blue's Clues is on...

Catching up on my reading in the bathroom. Hey, is that the new MB Herald?

Yep, I'm recyclable. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Good-bye Ponytails!

On Saturday I took the plunge and got my hair chopped! I know the cardinal rule is that you should never get your hair cut when you're pregnant - you'll usually just regret it later. But, I think that only applies to the third trimester when you're incredibly "whale-ish" and swollen, and you can't seem to get your hair to look good no matter what you do (you realize later it's because your face has puffed up to twice it's regular size)... So, I figured that since I'm only in my 1st trimester and still feeling rather normal and "un-puffy", it was safe to go for it. Besides, I've been thinking of doing it for a while now and with Nathan & Rosanna's wedding just around the corner, I was in need of an update. Thankfully my bed-head hasn't been too bad since I can't just pull it back in a ponytail anymore. Anyone need some extra hair elastics??

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Spring Has Sprung!

Micah and I took the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful BC afternoon. It feels like summer's definitely on it's way! He loves exploring in the backyard and always complains when it's time to come back inside... Posted by Picasa