Monday, September 21, 2009

Andrew's Way of Getting the Mail

Andrew has been wanting to go back to his skater ways for a while now and especially because we work with youth. So he decided to buy a rip stick with some birthday money. This is how he gets the mail every evening. I don't know how he rides that thing. I couldn't stay on it for 10 seconds if I tried!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Anniversary Trip

We started on our anniversary trip Sunday afternoon. Our big plan was to make it to Portland but when we heard Seattle was so close by we figured we had to do both.
Our first stop was dinner with the Costello's in Grants Pass. We got to see their new place that they are moving into this weekend. We were all in awe of how God provides so fast and far beyond what we ask or think!

As you can tell, Will is very excited!

Andrew made him pose for this one to show the best part of the house-the built-in shelves and fireplace. Every man's dream!

Annette and me with Liam. Liam chose to spit up all over me that night. That is when you know the really like you! Here's Annette's new window seats-something she has always wanted.

This is me saying onward to Eugene!

After our first night in Eugene we stopped at some outlets on they way to Portland. There are so many beautiful flowers in Oregon. We loved these right outside of one of the stores we were in.

We made it to Portland on the second day of our road trip. We stopped at these rose gardens that overlooked the city. Everything smelled so nice!

The two queens in Andrew's life.

This one is for my mom-she loves yellow roses.

Andrew sipping his rose tea. We decided we are not fans of rose tea but we always take free samples.

Downtown Portland

This was our summary of Portland too. There are a lot of different people there and they are proud of it.

We spent the night in Seattle and then went around the city on our third day. All I knew about Seattle is there is a place they throw fish and the original Starbucks is there. We got to see both!

Fish throwing place-these guys are huge!

Original Starbucks

So much fresh fruit and beautiful flowers

We had lunch at our beloved Cheesecake Factory. We love that place! We had a great view of the city too.

This one is for you Joy! We took a picture of Andrew's sister, Joy, at the original Nordstroms.

Last picture in Seattle-the space needle a must!

We started heading back to Eugene for the night and stopped in Olympia. We decided we really like this place and hope to go there again one day soon. Andrew felt the need to stop at the state capitols so here is our first stop at Washington's state capitol.

And this would be our second stop in Salem, Oregon at their state capitol. That is me-the small little figure on the right.

This is us heading back home from Eugene on Wednesday to end the trip. It was a great time and so fun to visit two cities on this road trip. We were super exhausted by it all but it was worth it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Costello's Visit

We got to spend Labor Day weekend with our good friends, the Costello's. We all became friends at The Master's Seminary and now God has called us to two different churches that are only 3 hours apart. Will starts a youth pastor position at a church in Grants Pass, Oregon on October 1st. We are excited to have them close by. This was our first time meeting their new baby boy, Liam. We had fun playing Uncle and Aunt with him.

Our guys have a lot of fun together:)
Andrew said this was a diving pose...I'm still not sure what it is
Little Liam-isn't he precious! He has more hair on his head than any newborn I have ever seen.
Our husbands think they are rock stars-they play the part well!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my dad's birthday and I am so thankful for him. As I was praying to the Lord this morning I could not help but thank Him for my godly dad. I truly feel like I can understand God as my Heavenly Father so much more because of the kind of dad He has given me. My dad has been a reflection of the Lord in my life and for that I feel very blessed.

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Segway Tour

This morning we went on a Segway tour by the Sacramento River in Redding. We saw this advertised in some magazine when we first moved here and both thought it would be fun. We knew people would think we are tourists but at least Andrew would get to ride a Segway which he has wanted to do for a while. So I knew I would not be a Segway expert but I really bombed. I was feeling good after practicing a while and then in the last 30 minutes I just kept losing control. I even ran into the other couple on the tour! After apologizing a few times to them I think they got over it but I felt like a fool! Oh what a wife does for her husband:) All that to say, I will probably stay away from the Segways but Andrew was a natural of course and might be going at it again.
Here's the helmet picture I was hoping for!
This is when I was praying, "Dear Lord, please do not let me eat it on the bridge with all of these people!"

Do not be fooled-I have no idea what I am doing!

The Segway master!