Wednesday, January 25, 2012

5 in Five...and 5 Months

Well, it is official. We are moving back to the Midwest! Ben got a new job and we are heading back to Minnesota in T-Minus 2 weeks. So yes, we will be moving into our 5th home in five years. Some may call that being a nomad, we call it learning a lot about each other! I am not going to write much about it because most of you know all the details. We are extremely excited to get back to family and friends but it is definitely another time of our life where the Lord is challenging us to completely trust in Him.

Some of the ways He has decided to do that is by: giving Ben a brand new job, moving into a home we have never seen, leaving amazing friends in WA, trying to sell a car in 3 weeks, figuring out how to move across the country in less than a month and many other things.

Yet we (Ben especially) have such an amazing peace from the Lord about everything. We know we are blessed beyond belief and can't wait to continue our pursuit of the Lord in all of this.

We also can not wait to hang out with our family and friends whenever we please...BOOYAH GRAMMA!

Eli is 5 months old! KER-AYZEE! He is now eating two meals a day. We upped his solid food intake pretty fast because, well, he is just one stinking big little boy! Oh and have I mentioned a CUTE big little boy! :)

In case you are wondering, which you probably are not, I am not sure what the name of our blog will become once we are officially Minnesotans again. Hmmmm...any ideas?

"But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did." 1 John 2:5-6

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Squash, Avocado and Snow

I had hoped to wait a while longer to introduce solids to Mr.E but he had other plans in mind. I finally took his advice after he drank more than 11 oz. of milk before bedtime one night. If you aren't familiar with babies and their milk intake then I will inform you...that is one big meal!

My doctor(along with a friend) steered me away from rice cereal for a few reasons and guided me towards squash as Eli's first food. Just as I had prayed, Eli will be taking after his dad in the food department! Thank goodness because I was way too picky as a little peep! He loved the squash! We couldn't keep him sitting up. He just stayed bent over the entire meal because he wanted the spoon/food in his mouth the entire time! We are now on to avocado and he seems to love that just as much.
Sorry about the bad pictures, my camera has decided to be a pooper scooper and only work when it wants.

We have had crazy amounts of snow here this week and it is supposed to continue until the weekend. It is so pretty but the roads are terrible when you get this winter weather in the PNW(Cargill term=Pacific Northwest...took me awhile to catch on), because they don't keep up on plowing and they don't salt the same way MN does. Schools are pretty much cancelled all week, along with Eli and I being snowed the entire week!

I took a few pictures of our little sweetie and had to share because he is of course the cutest baby ever! Ha!

Instead of a bible verse I am going to end with a verse from a song I heard today. Emily had me listen to IHOP-International House of Prayer..not the Pancake house, although I am making pancakes tonight! Anywho, back to what I was saying, I can't stop listening to their live worship in the prayer room and this verse filled me today! And if you decide to check it out too then make sure to listen for awhile because you will probably like some leaders more than others!
"I delight to do Your will,
For I know I'm loved by You."

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas Craziness!

What a blessed Christmas it was! Eli's first, spending a month in Minnesota with family and friends, going on our FIRST date since Eli was born and so much more! We truly enjoyed every busy second of our time at home.
Our first week was spent with 'The Girls'. It took Eli a little bit to get used to the hustle and bustle at their house, but once he did he just loved those girls just as much as they loved him.

The rest of our crazy time was spent spending as much time as we could with all our family and friends!

We just love our family and friends! We miss you all so much!
"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night." Psalm 1:1-2

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4 Months

Eli is still as sweet as it possible that he is continuing to get sweeter! He is learning more and more every day! We love everything about being his daddy and mommy!

"Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!" Psalm 147:1