Monday, June 20, 2011

Fun Weekends

Two weekends ago we headed down to Portland to celebrate Haley's graduation. We had no idea the FUN we were getting ourselves into! We spent our days with the Scharn and Thul families...two "MN" families that made us feel right at home!
Here are a few pictures from the great trip!

Pam carving a watermelon into a volleyball. As Ben says, she has a gift for those sorts of things. I wish I would have taken a picture when it was done with all the fruit in it, bummer.

This weekend we headed down to Burlington, WA where Ben and his friend Justin ran a 1/2 marathon. We hadn't had a "WA" weather day in weeks. Meaning cold and rainy all day, but of course that is how Saturday was. They still did amazing! They ran great times!

Their legs were full of mud after racing out on some bluck roads! :)

Ben even got to take a ribbon home for placing 4th in his age group...hilarious, but awesome!

Ben was so glad he got to train with Justin and run the race with him because today was his last day in WA. Yesterday we had a "farewell" party for him, which was a blast but we are so sad to see him go.

We are coming home or I should say coming to MN in a little over a week and we CAN NOT wait! We pray you all are doing wonderful! We miss you and love you!

This verse has been on my heart all weekend, so I had to share it.
"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Colossians 3:12

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


We had our first baby shower this past weekend. Ben even got to experience it with me since it was a couples shower. I wasn't sure if Ben would like being part of a shower but I think he LOVED it! He was really into the games we played! That may have been because he got to smell dirty diapers! :) We played the game where they melt candy bars into the diapers and you have to guess what kind it is. We came in 2nd...bummer!

The shower was so wonderful! We feel so blessed to have friends that took so much time making our first shower, for our first bambino, so special.

Abby and I!

Dustin and Kyah! Kyah is who I get to play with every day...isn't she the sweetest thing ever!

The Terpenings went above and beyond to make the day great! AMAZING food...seriously unbelievable! Can you spy Kyah in the background?! :)

We had so much fun with all our friends. They were all much too generous! We were, and are, so thankful!

One more I am at almost 29 weeks!

We hope you are all staying cool! Holy Toledo, we can't believe how hot it has been there. Just so you all know there was a 40 degree difference from our temperature to yours today! Usually I would love that warmth, but I have to say that being prego has made me appreciate the cooler temperatures here!:) We love you and miss you all! We CAN NOT wait to head to MN in just a few short weeks!

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18