Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Of course I didn't post my favorites or the best ones because those are saved for later projects :)
To add to the excitement of Christmas cards & the Christmas season in general... we are now homeowners! We get possession of the house sometime today and we are so excited to make this house our HOME. Let the Christmas decorating begin....okay, so maybe we'll have to put our kitchen together and clothes in drawers first. But the decorating will be soon to follow. It's been a while since we've been together by ourselves in a house and working together as our small little family. It's exciting to think about what will happen in our lives while we live in this new house. All the gatherings, family time & how Rowan will start a new chapter of his life in Fort Wayne. How fun. And for the record, our house is always open to visitors. We both love hosting people and welcoming them into our home. Please come visit!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We celebrated with a jungle theme- monkey & tiger cupcakes :)
The birthday boy & me!
He has no problem eating :)
This is what Rowan did while Kyle opened all his presents.
For those who care to see Rowan walk, here's some of his first steps!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The other part of this bubbling anticipation is the fact that we're moving to Fort Wayne in about two weeks. We have a lot of work to do before it feels like home, but I am so ready to have a place to open to others, have dinner parties, football gatherings, playdates, coffee dates, etc... I feel like God has really called and challenged me to live in community and to initiate community in a world that seems so self-sufficient. I get excited about meeting neighbors and friends and joining community groups. The longer I live, the more I realize just how much we were created for relationships. I have been sooooo blessed to live with my parents this past year. We've definitely had our trials, but we've been living as a multi-generational family and that's been eye-opening. I am pretty sure we're one of the only (if not THE only) nation that has this individualistic mindset as far as family units. It's been challenging and rewarding for us to have experienced this. I have definitely learned the value of having family close and being close with family. So, we are ready to move in our living situation, but we're thankful for the love and support my parents have shown even when the house feels too small.
On another note, our little guy turned 1 yesterday. And, he started walking. A later post to update you on that!