Thursday, April 29, 2010

Welcome to the World Austin!

This morning was a delightful morning! I woke up to my nephew Owen, talking & laughing in Taylor's room and a couple hours later got to hear his brother Austin crying a healthy cry for the first time!

I am so happy that I got to see Austin! Thank you Danae for having this baby before we leave town on Saturday :)

Here's the beautiful baby:

Glad I'm pregnant... after today I would've had the itch :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gardening Success

I started my first gardening adventure mid-fall, a couple months after my husband began his first church planting adventure. A few weeks into it my dad informed me that I wasn't watering it enough. I guess water is fairly important in those early days :) Small sprouts began to show before Christmas and then the birds came and ate quite a few of them. Bummer. I started to think we'd have to try again in the spring. Winter came and brought an unusual amount of rain (for AZ). One day I looked out and low and behold we had new sprouts and the few plants the birds did not eat up in the fall, took off like crazy! Particularly my zucchini plant! Taylor came running in one day yelling with excitement that she found a zucchini. It was quite a large one too! We've also had success with carrots, beautiful sunflowers, parsley and the occasional tomato. Birds like tomatoes too apparently :)

As Chris and I were working in the yard last night. We marveled at the fact at how my garden took off with fruit around the same time we saw an increase in visitor's and new members at Grace Church. At the end of 2009 we were grateful for the work the Lord was doing amongst us as a body but desired to see more believers come & join our mission as a church. Shortly after asking the church to specifically pray for this we saw answers to prayer in large quantity. It's been quite exciting. But whether it's a starting a garden or building a church we've seen it's all dependent on Lord's doing!

Here's a recipe for a wonderful Zucchini side dish my grandmother use to make:

Layer Zucchini and sweet onion. Top with a can of diced tomatoes and cheese and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Look Mom"

"Look Mom!" That's what I hear while talking with some friends at our PE co-op. I look over and there's Trevor riding a two wheel bike on the basketball court.

"Buddy when did you learn how to ride a bike?!?"

I don't know I guess I got off easy with this child. He just sat on the bike and off he went. Starting, stopping, & turning. I can't say I'm surprised as he's my athletic one.

We came home and he told Chris that he could ride a bike now and he wanted his training wheels off. I was a little nervous cause his bike at home is a bit bigger then the one he was riding at PE but sure enough off he went like it's something he's been doing his whole life.

As he was riding around the street he kept saying "God has given me a gift! A gift of balance!" So sweet :) I think I know what we are going to be doing during these final days of decent weather!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Windy & New

Someone got a much needed haircut. I knew it was time when my own mom, "but her hair is so beautiful", was like, "cut it", after watching me try to brush it out for 30 min. then braid it for Easter. I think it was about 7 inches and now that it's done I'm thinking I could have gone shorter!

Man the camera just loves this girl :)