Friday, November 30, 2007

Jingle bells

If this doesn't put you in a holiday mood, I don't know what will! (Sorry for the dim light...)

And some bonus footage for you...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We are so thankful for the gift of grace we have received through our savior, Jesus Christ. We pray that you and your families will also be overflowing with thankfulness this Thanksgiving holiday!
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in
him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
-Colossians 2:6-7

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


We love watching Caroline treat us (and her babies and animals) like we treat her. One of her favorite things is to tuck us in. Blankies are a favorite play item around here these days.

Tuck-tuck, Daddy

I love you!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Evergreen State

Kevin recently decided that he wants to pursue a career in pediatric radiology. He'll do a one-year fellowship in 2009 and it's already time to start interviewing for it. His first interview was at the children's hospital in Seattle, WA.

My parents graciously kept Caroline for us. Caroline and I missed each other quite a bit. We were so glad to be together again.

Seattle is one of the prettiest places we've ever visited. The trees had all changed for fall and the colors were spectacular. The evergreens are beautiful, too. It is so lush there - ferns and moss and beautiful vegetation everywhere. I imagine that you don't have to try very hard to be a good gardener there.

We went up to the top of the Space Needle. We visited Pike Place Market, where we bought fresh salmon and halibut that was packed for us to bring home with us. We drove over to Snoqualmie Falls and after hiking down to the river had lunch at the lodge there. We took a harbor cruise. We ate a wonderful meal at Ray's Boathouse. We couldn't see out over the water because it was after dark, but I don't think we'll ever forget the glass of Washington wine that accompanied our diner!

The most beautiful thing about the city is Mt. Rainier. You drive around a corner on the interstate and all of a sudden, there it is. Fantastic. The pictures do not do it justice. It is absolutely stunning. Apparently, it's rare this time of year to see the volcano. It is usually hidden by clouds in the winter. We were lucky: on our last day in Seattle, the view of the mountain was clear.

Most importantly, Kevin had a great interview at the hospital. He has 4 more interviews coming up. I am so proud of him and the career choice he has made. I know he'll do great on his upcoming interviews.

It really was a fun trip and there were so many things we wanted to do but didn't have time. Maybe we'll be back someday...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

Prayer request

Please pray for our dear friends, David and Brittany Spence. Their sweet son Forrest died last night. They are praising God for His mercy, love, and compassion. They were able to cherish 55 blessed days with him. They know Forrest was a gift from God and has returned to rest with his Father in Heaven. Pray that God would bring them comfort and peace.

38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
-Romans 8: 38-39

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Caroline thought last Friday was a perfect day for a picnic. She was right. The sun was glorious. With a full tummy and the warm sun on her back, it was hard for this mommy not to fall asleep!

Tigger doing what he loves - jumping after bumblebees.

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From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.
-Psalm 113:3