Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hey Hey!

Wow...we haven't posted since the beginning of September...where is the time going!? Life felt surprisingly fragile and short the other day when I was walking through Costco and saw the aisles of Christmas stuff already flooding the store...can 2008 really almost be over?...and then I realized, yep, it sure is...I mean we already booked our flights to TEXAS! (Yes, I said it! We are going to TX!! ;) waahooo!!) We pulled our fall stuff out...well what little we have, and we are preparing for family in December. We are planning an ugly sweater Christmas party, New Year's eve party, and just completed our 2009 projected calendar for the College Group...I'm getting concerned...wasn't it just Easter???? ;)

And of course the Baseball playoffs. You know you are in October when the playoffs hit! GO CUBBIES!!! AND TAMPA BAY RAYS (that one is for you Zobie!) ;)

So also, at the forefront of our excitement these past couple of weeks is the return of THE OFFICE & SURVIVOR!! We wish ya'll could come over for Office parties every Thursday!! heehee ;) Oh, and have any of you seen the movie "Baby Momma" yet? It has Tina Fay from SNL in it...let me just tell you it is hilarious!! A must see for you momma's! ;)

Love you all!! Here is the newest office episode!! Woowoo!!! You will laugh...a lot! ;)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Our New Bedroom Furniture!

Okay, so the itch to start decorating our house has started and Chris and I have been talking about bedroom furniture for our guest room. Well, on Saturday my sweet husband braved the IKEA store with me to find a bed and some fun accessories. We knew that we couldn't get caught up in the hundreds of departments all around us full of wonderful Items we could totally see in our home, so we dodged the sitting chairs, and got past the office set ups (which were great!), we crept past the wonderful shelving units and bookcases, kitchen tables, and wonderful kitchen supplies! And finally got to our destination...bedding!! We found a bed that we loved, but I am so surprised we bought it! It is not our usual taste at all, but for some reason we were inspired...a white bed frame with a blue and white toile print duvet cover...imagine that with our dark wooded, somewhat Asian and African style we are stepping out into new territory...we picked up a white shaded lamp too, and picture frames to match the's kinda fun to step outside of our usual taste and adventure! heehee Anyways, here is a pic of the bed we bought! We are getting ready for visitors so come see us!!! ;)


Friday, August 22, 2008

So encouraged...

Spurgeon sure has a way with words...I read this today and was blessed! Enjoy!

Charles Spurgeon

"The unsearchable riches of Christ." —Ephesians 3:8

My Master has riches beyond the count of arithmetic, the measurement of reason, the dream of imagination, or the eloquence of words. They are unsearchable! You may look, and study, and weigh, but Jesus is a greater Saviour than you think Him to be when your thoughts are at the greatest. My Lord is more ready to pardon than you to sin, more able to forgive than you to transgress. My Master is more willing to supply your wants than you are to confess them. Never tolerate low thoughts of my Lord Jesus. When you put the crown on His head, you will only crown Him with silver when He deserves gold. My Master has riches of happiness to bestow upon you now. He can make you to lie down in green pastures, and lead you beside still waters. There is no music like the music of His pipe, when He is the Shepherd and you are the sheep, and you lie down at His feet. There is no love like His, neither earth nor heaven can match it. To know Christ and to be found in Him—oh! this is life, this is joy, this is marrow and fatness, wine on the lees well refined. My Master does not treat His servants churlishly; He gives to them as a king giveth to a king; He gives them two heavens—a heaven below in serving Him here, and a heaven above in delighting in Him for ever. His unsearchable riches will be best known in eternity. He will give you on the way to heaven all you need; your place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks, your bread shall be given you, and your waters shall be sure; but it is there, THERE, where you shall hear the song of them that triumph, the shout of them that feast, and shall have a face-to-face view of the glorious and beloved One. The unsearchable riches of Christ! This is the tune for the minstrels of earth, and the song for the harpers of heaven. Lord, teach us more and more of Jesus, and we will tell out the good news to others.

Friday, August 15, 2008

D-ship Ideas...

Okay, so we started D-ship groups with our college group this summer and it has been amazing! Guys are off the charts growing and the girls are doing well too...although, ladies...I need suggestions...

Girls tend to not trust each other very setting are fun for social time more than deep spiritual confession and accountability type time...I guess I'm asking for advice on how to break through some of that...Have ya'll been in D-ship group setting? How did they do things? Any advice? ideas?

I'm open to suggestions and certainly am praying for new ideas...a couple of girls here are praying and brainstorming with me...but I figured why not put my feelers out with the girls I love and trust...and I guess guys if you have suggestions you can add them too...heehee...

I know there is a spiritual battle at hand and the girls are timid of unpacking anything...I get it...pray for us if you think about us...we meet every Monday night...and if you have any ideas send them my way!! ;)


Wow has it really been 3 months since I last posted a comment on here...I am such a loser! ;) Life has been so fast and so much has been happening! As the summer was getting under way we started having some technical was weird... everything technical just began to stop working...AWESOME! heehee ;) I know you Chadwicks had a day with the yard equipment not that long ago...heehee...Well I feel your pain...

So we had our computer stop working, and then our camera broke, and then I dropped my cell phone in coke and it died and I lost all my phone numbers...and I mean ALL! You can imaging the frustration...we were able to get a new laptop, and I was able to replace the phone, but I NEED TO GET PHONE NUMBERS FROM YOU SWEET FRIENDS!!!...and we are waiting on the camera for a pics are rare right now...this season of our lives may be missing from the photo album, but it's all good...heehee Hence the reason I have yet to send out the wonderful pics of our home!! We finally moved in!! Waahoo!!! It is beautiful on the inside...we won't talk about the exterior yet. heehee, but once I get a pic I will post it for all to see!!!

Blessings!! Glad to be on here again!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Oh The Change...

So we have had 3 new baby arrivals in 9 days this month! What a whirlwind it has been! And life will never be the same...How Fun! It is really neat to see the whole process through, and I realized we haven't really been a part of many of our friends pregnancies from start to finish...we have been so far away or only have seen them in pics or in sporadic visits, so for us getting to experience Addison this past week has been really fun! She is changing everyday! I tell Robyn she is a different baby everytime I see her! She is so cute! ;) And then there is Cosette who is SO much fun to play with right now! She is all smiles and really ready to get around! ;) We can't wait to meet little Josiah and Hannah at Thanksgiving! We are really blessed to be Uncle and Auntie to 3 new babies in the 9 DAYS!!!! So cool!!

And for us, well our house is nearly complete on the inside, my dog learned that the toilet is an endless water supply (sick!), and we were so blessed to get away to San Diego for a night over Memorial Day! Needless to say, things are moving and changing! ;) So here are a few pics of the babies!! They are so cute! We'll post more from our trip to San Diego and of our house and cute puppy soon!!! Love you mucho!

Pic #1: Proud Uncle Chris and Auntie Sara meeting Addison for the first time! (Born May 23rd), Pic #2 & 3:Ben and Shan's little ones - Josiah and Hannah (Born May 18th)

Friday, May 9, 2008

And more news....

So literally like a day after we found out that Jason and Vanessa were on Nino #2, we found out that Graham and Steph are having another Nino too!!! There are going to be so many babies running around!!! ;) heehee Congrats ya'll!

Robbie is nearly ready for Addison to come out (Maybe May 26th or so!!) and Shannon is almost there as well...

Pray for Shannon...she went into premature labor at 27 weeks and the doctors were able to stop the labor but have ordered her to be on bed rest until she reaches 32 weeks...she can only get up to shower and use the restroom. Oh goodness...

So we will be uncle and aunt to 13 kiddos by the end of 2008....Wow! heehee ;)

Ben & Shannon - Josiah, Hannah
Graham & Steph - Brayden, Cosette, and Baby Mac #3
Robyn & Justin - Peyton, and Addison
Jason & Vanessa - Kenya and Baby Delgado #2
Curt & Mandy - Andrew
Jay & Shannon - Jaydn
Chris & Steph - Kimmie & Jon

Ah we Love ya'll!