Monday, June 25, 2012

Brooke at 9

Here is our sweetie # 2.  Little Miss Brooke is growing up.  Today she is officially nine months old.  She is a very busy young lady these days.  Brooke is definitely much more motivated to be up and about than Brynne was at this age.  However, she is much worse at sleeping!  I guess I have to give her a little break on that score since she has lived in four different houses since she was born.  We love her big blue eyes and happy little smile.  She adores her big sister, and I think I am seeing the beginning of the girls playing together.  We love this little bundle and thank God for her.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Too Much Celebration

Today was a lovely day.  We enjoyed celebrating number 30 for me and Father's Day for Rob.  We had a little gift exchange this morning, worshiped with Sola, ate an amazing steak dinner, and finished off the day with cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory.  Red Velvet.  That's all I have to say.  
Poor little Brooke was plumb tuckered out!

I am so thankful for God's goodness to me every day.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Celebrating Seven

We began discovering Old Town Littleton on Friday night.  Our dinner at JaJa Bistro was awesome!  Many thanks to Chad and Melody who have not only let us invade their house, but also watched our girls so we could have a belated anniversary celebration.  These last seven years together have been amazing.  We both thank God for His goodness to us as a couple and look forward to many more adventures together.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Virginia Favorites

Our first seven years as a couple have come and gone.  I can hardly believe it.  Here are a few memories from our "seven" in Virginia.
Outer Banks with our buds
Fixing up our first home
Lots of great races

Great times with my family being close by
Many glorious trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Get-aways to DC
Fun times with the Colonial youth group
Welcoming Brynne to our family
Getting to see my nephews and nieces born
New York (and many pj visits) with Steve and Sarah
Graduation from Seminary

Being so close to Rob's family
Olde Towne Portsmouth
Growing up with the cousins
My brother's wedding
Little sis arriving
Being a part of seeing the Body of Christ grow
Living life with our best friends
And a million wonderful finds at the flea market

I am so thankful for the joys of the last years and look forward to our new adventure in Colorado.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

And off we went

Our first stop on our trek to Colorado was Smith Mountain Lake.  We enjoyed a little down time with our family on Rob's side before heading out on our 20-some odd hour trip.
We fared quite well.  Tuesday we made it to St. Louis, MO and enjoyed a fun boutique hotel for our anniversary.  Two kiddies in the room makes it slightly less romantic, but hey - we made it the best we could.
Wednesday we arrived to stay in Smith Center, KS with Rob's brother and his family.
Thursday we drove the last six hours to our new state - Colorado!  I have to say that it is pretty awesome to drive smack dab into a bunch of incredibly beautiful mountains.
The first few days here have been crazy.  Rob is sending out resumes like crazy.  He is interviewing for a couple different jobs next week.  We are staying with friends until we secure housing.  We already lost out on one place we really liked!!! So we are learning once again to wait and trust.
God is good and faithful.