Wednesday, June 30, 2010


That title has 2 meanings. The first one is that we feel pretty organized in our new home, so I am going to put up a few new pictures (they probably won't look much different)! The second is that we are coming HOME tomorrow!!!!! We can't wait!!! I am so stinking excited to be in MN with our families and friends! WOOHOO! So, this blog will be short just wanted to write something before we are gone for awhile!


Living Room

Dining Room

Guest Room/Reading Nook (all I could think of to fill space, since our guest bedroom stuff is still in MN, being put to good use by the Pahls) :)


"He knows the way that I take and when he has tried me I shall come forth as gold." Job 23:10

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lynden, WA

Well we are now officially residents of Lynden, WA...the official home of "Footloose"! Yep, that's right, "Everybody Cut, Everybody Cut Footloose." We are loving it! We love our space in our new house, we love being able to sit outside in a (small) backyard, we love being part of a family oriented community, we just love so many things about our new home. Ben was a mad man last weekend trying to hang things and get situated, while I am taking my time trying to make it feel home and look cutesy(not even a word!). That definitely describes one of the major differences between us!:) We aren't even close to being completely organized yet, but that has been, and still is, my job this week. So, here are a few pictures. They aren't great, but they will do for now! We will add more once we are all "cleaned up".

These are taken from our driveway, mountains in Canada and Washington! Beautiful!

We love you all! We are so excited to be home in MN in 8 days!
"Search me, O God, and know my heart;test me and know my anxious thoughts."Psalm 139:23-24

Thursday, June 3, 2010

More Family!

Last weekend was a busy, fun, cold, wonderful weekend all in one! Megan and Chad came to visit us and we were on the go from the time they got here on Friday until we dropped them off on Monday night!

We spent Saturday driving around, showing them all the sites. We ate at an extremely scrumptious restaurant after church that night called Big Fat Fish Co...It was GOOD!

Sunday was spent in search of Ben! Ben was a part of the Ski to Sea race, which is a big thing in this area. There were almost 500 teams. The race starts at the top of Mt.Baker with a downhill skier, they hand off to a cross country skier, then a runner (which was Ben), he handed off to a road biker, they hand off to canoers, they give to a mountain biker and the last leg is a kayaker. It is crazy! So we headed up the mountain to cheer on Ben and pick him up after the run. We got there and realized the road was closed off right before the runners. So we watched 3 hours of bikers...Ben finally made his way to us after his 8 mile downhill run! At least we were stuck somewhere beautiful and the biking leg was a lot of fun to watch.
Sidenote: I think we we cheered, clapped, etc. for 462 bikers...literally:)

On Monday we drove down to Seattle to walk through Pike Place Market and go to the Twins/Mariners game. I had been looking forward to the game for a long time. And to make life even better, the sun was actually shining in Seattle!

For other news...Ben and I are packing this weekend and getting ready to move to a new home next weekend to a neighboring town. We are really excited to be living in a home again. We feel very spoiled...and blessed because it will be a wonderful home and place to be. I also just decided to be done at the YMCA in 2 weeks. I am really thankful I am able to do that so that I can come home a couple times during the summer and then I will also be able to spend time with my parents when they come to visit.

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." John 13:34