Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Birthday Girl!

Our sweet Evangeline Rose turned 1 on July 22nd. Her first year was a blur...I don't really remember much. I have been assured that this is quite normal. We love this girl SO much and are so thankful that God answered our prayers and gave her to us.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mama and Beniam Go on a Date

Not too long ago, Beniam and I had a date-night...milkshakes, Fernando Ortega and a fun foot-bridge. I love that boy! His enthusiasm is blessedly contagious, although he was a good deal more excited about the bridge than listening to "Nando." Oh well. Our friends the Carlsons were sitting in the front row and kindly schooched over to let us join them. Thanks Joe and Jen! They also snapped a great picture of us at the concert...we can see that here.

B is just about to turn 3 and we have definitely entered new and very challenging territory. I am so thankful for a godly, consistent husband who loves Beniam as much as I do with a fierceness that will fight for him...even it if means helping him to fight the "dragon" inside. I am also thankful to be surrounded by dear friends who have trod this path before us. We seem to have an abundance of exuberant, strong-willed children in our church community...God must have big plans for us!