Thursday, April 27, 2006

Lazy Days

The guys.

Amy's Shower

Katie, Nat & Jen helped make the room look beautiful!

God knew that I needed to be around my sweet friends that day. I was so blessed by them and my adorable Amy looked cute as ever. Before Nat & Jen left they gave me a card that with little notes in it from each girl. It was so overwhelming and I thank God for the strength and encouragement he gave me that day. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Spring Retreat


Stopping in Fresno.

Flat tire on the way up but the gus had it handled.

Beauiful Day at the Lake.

Looking out at creation and singing "God of Wonders."

Superbowl Party

The girls seem interested. Maybe not.

Burke was way into the game!

Amanda just happened to know al l the answers toAlign Left
our game of "Battle of the Sexes."

Our goup at Superbowl.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Home Owners

This is the lay out of our second floor. (Click the layout to see a bigger picture).

We have now been home onwers for almost a month and we have had some exciting things happen! It all started off with our toilet overflowing for about 5 hours and our closet and half of our bedroom was flooded in about an inch of water. We are so thankful that John found the flood in time and it wasn't running for 40 days and 40 nights :) The second thing that we found was a little furry friend in our pantry. Yes, we found a very small cute mouse that we named bandit. We have been trying to catch this thing for about a week but with no success. Hopefully it will eat the disguised poison and die in a peaceful place OUTSIDE!! The final adventure happened this morning as I was getting out of the shower; the entire glass door shattered! No warning, it just hit the bumper going very slowly and shattered in to a million pieces.

Well you can imagine our surprise at all of these events and in the midst of them all God has brought us peace and joy. We have so much to be thankful for and even though these situations can cause us stress and frustration we realize now more than ever the difference in storing up our treasures on earth or in heaven. When faced with owning your own home we never thought about how much we would be bombarded with materialism; we have really prayed against this and have continued focusing on Christ and furthering His kingdom.

John had the priviledge of leading a Bible Study last night at Cal Lutheran and it was a blessed time. He preached on being immovable for Christ and fighting with the strength and courage that only comes from above.