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We've lived alot of places including S.Korea, Seattle and San Diego. We've liked all the places we've been, but we like our current home the best! We now live in a great town with fabulous people that appreciate the value of hard work and a kind word. Its tough to find that type of place anymore. So with that said, we enjoy taking road trips, working on our house, growing our garden, attempting new recipes, and just hanging out as a family pursuing new and old hobbies, and spending time with our families. We have lots to be thankful for, and hope to share a glimpse into that here. Visit often, sit awhile and leave a comment!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

guess what?

Joshua's Surgery

Hey all,

So the surgery went great! Joshua has made a complete recovery and we are so thankful! Its soo good that its over. We had some rough moments which is why I was unable to blog during that time. It took plenty of energy to just keep him on his medicine schedule and keep up with him. The meds that they prescribed for pain, actually energized Joshua and so we had our hands full indeed. thanks for all the prayers!!! We felt them and are so thankful for friends who prayed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Surgery for Joshua

So, we are quickly approaching the 28th of October which felt like a long ways off when scheduled back in August. We drove over to Seattle yesterday for a pre-op appt today. The appt went well, and he's all set for his surgery. The surgery will take 2-4 hours depending on what they have to do exactly. This is his 2nd Hypospadias repair, and we are praying that this one works better than the last. Four hours seems so short in the scheme of most things, but to think of my lil man in there for that long is terrifying.... please pray with us that the extent of repair is not that which takes the full four hours but the two. I'm thankful for so many wonderful friends that I know are praying for my son. I do not doubt that God can heal him, and in fact I think it is very possible that God will. Pray with us that if it is His will to do so that He will. A little sidenote that has come to mind. >>>>>>Often as a direct result of working in a baby store people ask if Joshua is my only child. I always respond with yes, and jokingly acknowledge that its not for a lack of trying, thus two miscarriages in one year. I've realized that if we were occupied with another young child or baby, this process would be so much more challenging, and so for that I again stand in awe of God's perfect timing in all things. Our pain from whatever source is not in vain, and does not go unnoticed by the God of the universe. I post an update after the surgery in a few weeks. thanks for reading, caring and praying :)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

pumpkin field trip

Matt and I volunteered ourselves as chaperones for Joshua's daycare field trip to a local pumpkin patch today :) It was fun! ENJOY the photos!

fall leaves tumwater canyon

My friend Jenny recommended a trip to Tumwater canyon for fall photos. I am so glad that she did! We had fun and I think the kiddos enjoyed themselves too! Enjoy...Jenny's girls are DARLING! I had a great time taking photos...:)

Monday, October 06, 2008

My Top Ten List

I'm a thief... I stole this GREAT idea from Libby's Blog :) Thanks Libby!!! It was actually pretty fun to do... I got lazy and didn't upload photos of every item, but I did of most so enjoy!

1. My hubby and son :)

2. These are the perfect pick me up when a trip to Starbucks isn't in the cards. Its the perfect mix of chocolate and espresso!

3. THE best planner for Mamas :) This planner has EVERYTHING... i plan to devote an entire post to this item...

4. Best ground chocolate for making yummy hot chocolate. I discovered this after nannying for a french family in Bellevue, no turning back ever since.

5. My Ipod Nano :) Love this thing... really helps me unwind, especially on road trips... :)

6. Speakin of music, I really can't get by without the musical talents of Dave Barnes! He seriously rocks! http://www.davebarnes.com He's funny too and that's one of the things that I love about Dave...he can sing and he has a sense of humor.

7. Our parrots are another one of those things that I really would go crazy without. I love our birds...they went to Korea with us and came back to the US. They each have a unique personality.

8. My laptop... I use this thing all the time. I watch movies on it, and I catch up on my friends' lives through this amazing device :)

9. My new oven! I have ceramic glass top oven now...and it can cook things convection or conduction. IT is seriously SWEET!

10. I have to copy Libby and say that my netflix subscription rocks my world! Its so nice to be able to watch a movie whenever I have a few free hours.... NAP TIME :) I have caught up on all the movies I've missed over the years just by having a subscription for a few months, its great!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Visit from the Grandparents...

Moving back to WA has made visits with Matt's parents more frequent and very much enjoyed! We love being so close by and being able to see our son interact with them. Here are some photos of their visit during labor day :)

Jenny Black, this one's for YOU!

My good friend Jenny gave me Sunflower seeds last spring, and here is the result, THANK YOU JENNY! They turned out beautifully and I appreciate them!

Some of my favorite things :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Feeling a bit domestic :)

I canned peaches for the very first time in my life this past week! I also made 18 jars of apricot jam and have begun to vacuum seal and freeze 30 ears of corn. I also got a new hairdo... enjoy these photos. :)

4th of July Weekend... Late i know!

Our 4th of July was great fun! We headed over to Seattle and really enjoyed our time over there. Here are some photos of the trip which included a trip to the zoo with our dear friends, the Grahams.