Friday, May 25, 2007

Two-For-One Special

Seeing as we did not officially post a picture last Friday, we are running a two-for-one special this week. I am thinking about changing our blog name to photo Friday seeing as that seems to be the only time we find to post lately. :)
The first picture is from this past week while the boys and I (Amy) were at the park. For those who do not know, we live walking distance from the city park and we enjoying heading over there frequently. This picture was from us taking a break for a snack. It was actually Nathan and Wes' first time to try Skittles candy. In case you were wondering, it was a big hit. (Note to all gift buyers--the boys like Skittles) The other picture is from last week when Katie came by. Nathan is developing into quite a photographer. The cute thing is he pretends that his camera is also a digital one, turning it around for you to look at the picture after he snaps one. :) He always asks, "is this a cute one, Mom?" Oh, and he says that he frequently runs out of batteries, too. I think he listens too closely to us.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Surprise visits are the best

A week ago I (Amy) heard a knock on the door and opened it to find our friend Katie Cash at the door! It was a big surprise considering I thought I was only talking to her on the phone and was going to have our conversation interrupted by a guest at our door. Katie was out taking a road trip to visit her family before she joins the Navy next week and she was kind enough to include the metropolis of Albion in her route. :)
Katie is one of the teens that was a part of the youth group Mike ministered to during our years in Georgia. It was awesome to see an old friend and also an encouragement as far as being reminded as to why Mike is in ministry. God's timing was supreme; you see I had been feeling somewhat discouraged lately as to this whole youth ministry thing. And to have a former student see our family as worth the time to visit helped to remind me that Mike (and myself by default) is not in this for the great meetings or the suburb pay or the fancy company car (aka the church van). He, and our whole family for that mater, is in it because God is using him to challenge and change lives. So, Katie, if you have a chance to read this before you are heading out to basic training, I meant what I said--your visit was a true blessing.


Tonight at dinner I (Mike) was trying to teach Nathan that forks, spoons, and knives are called utensils. So, when he started to talk about them, he called them metensils. He thought I said "you" tensils, so he thought they were his.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Summer Calendar

Mike and I have been looking over the calendar for the summer, and the weeks are beginning to look quite full. This summer will have a variety of things for our family to do--the county fair, vbs, summer camp, a visit to Fort Wayne, Kim's wedding, visits from old friends, and our first family vacation. With all that is upcoming we are sure to have plenty to post about and share with all of you.
As for now, our days are passing by in fairly normal ways, filling up with playing and growing. There is not too much that is unique to blog about...but I take that as a good thing for now. After all of our looking ahead at the summer, I am considering this our calm before the storm :).

Friday, May 04, 2007

182 is a big deal

Well, just in case you haven't been counting, this is our 182nd post. So I would like to celebrate by having us play a game of guess who's who.

Can you guess which picture is Nathan and which one is of Wes?

(and for those of you who are curious...we do not take a scheduled trip to Old Navy just to get the boys' picture taken with the dog on the bench. It just turned out that we did so anyways.)