Monday, August 16, 2010

Wonderful Weekend!

This weekend Ben and I had such a great weekend together! This was our first weekend this summer that we didn't have any big plans. Friday night we just stayed in and had a relaxing evening watching a movie.

Saturday morning we got up and headed to Bellingham for Ben's training. His marathon is a little over a month away and he has become such a strong runner. He had his 18 miler on Sat. morning. We started at Lake Padden which has a great shaded path. I ran his first 8 miles with him on the path and then he was on his own in 90 degree weather. I met up with him at about mile 15 for a gatorade break:)He finished by our old house and we relaxed by some water fountains for a little while after his run. Sorry, those details are boring for all of you, but I want Ben and I to remember them! :)

Then we came home and Ben thought it was a great idea to wax the Jeep, which sounded fun...until the wax dried unbelievably fast in the heat and we were scrubbing with every muscle we had to get it all off. My shoulder is still joke! :) But one cool thing is that there was an air show going on while we were waxing so I took a few breaks to watch. The pictures don't do it justice, it was so cool!

That night we went out to celebrate Ben's long run and me getting Baptized on Sunday. Ben took me to the most amazing steak house in a small town by the foothills called Everson! It was unbelievable with the most delicious food ever! We had goulash, garlic bread, potatoes, zuchini and steak...and all of it was amazing!

Sunday was another beautiful day! I was really excited for Sunday because I was getting baptized. I was baptized as a baby, but I was so ready to make my declaration as a Christ follower now as an adult! Our pastor had done a sermon about baptism at church and over 170 people felt called to be baptized after his sermon. We were at Lake Samish with over 300 people. It was so amazing to see all of those people being made new in Christ! I was blessed to be baptized by Scott Moon, the Middle School pastor, whom I know the best! Ben was such a wonderful, supportive, prayerful husband through all of it!

"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
Romans 6:4


  1. Love the baptism pictures!! Angels were singing at all of these amazing people joining the Kingdom (and reaffirming their stand for Him!)

    I was also baptized as an infant -- and then in a pool in Cedar Falls the spring before I got married -- such an awesome day!!

    Also, I had no idea your mileage was still up there (8!?) as you ran with Ben on his first leg of a long run. Remind me of his marathon date -- we'll keep him in our prayers!


  2. Amanda! I didn't know you were getting baptized last weekend! Congrats.

    I'm looking forward to hearing about your weekend here. I'm bummed that we didn't get to see you but looking forward to our trip out there next month. (Megan and I were laughing about the boys' ... errr Chris's ... trip-planning shenanigans!)