Wednesday, November 28

New Homeowners!

Well, we did it! We have joined the millions of Americans who are in debt for eternity! Ha, actually we are very excited to have purchased our first home. We get the keys on Friday and will begin clean-up. We have wallpaper to remove, painting, cleaning, moving, unpacking, decorating and lots of other things to do before Christmas. It will be fun though, really :) Thanks for all your prayers and support through this process, we appreciated it! Please come and visit us too, we have plenty of room!

Friday, November 23

Our Thanksgivings

Since I was not able to spend Thanksgiving with my family, here are some photos they sent after playing with the new iMac:

Mom & Cherise

Mom (aka Elvira)

Dad (he's incredibly smart!)

Dad & Matt

Dad is so radiant!

Pictures from our Thanksgiving & not as crazy :)

Todd & Vera (Tom's Mom)

Todd & Mom

Wednesday, November 21

Prayer Request

This just came to my attention this morning. A family member on my Mom's side was hospitalized today with a serious medical issue. I do not want to disclose who or what the medical issue is, but they need prayer! If you could pray for wisdom for the doctors to diagnose and figure this out that would be great. Please pray for comfort and guidance for our immediate family members dealing with this. Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you all doing for Thanksgiving?
We are driving down to Shelton, WA to visit Todd's side of the family. I am looking forward to seeing them again and eating yummy food. I am also in charge of making buns and homemade cranberry sauce. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

And yes, it's a flamingo in a turkey outfit...he also has eight other costumes for the major holidays :)

Saturday, November 17

My Brother

I thought I would post some pictures that Matt created on his new iMac. As you can see, he is a very funny guy! My personal favorite is in the middle row on the right. Thanks Matt for letting me share! :)

Tuesday, November 13

Is This Chicago?

Talk about a windy city, we had some crazy wind on Monday. Our local newspaper claimed that between 8 and 9 a.m. it blew 97 mph on Mount Baker Highway, not too far from us. It died down slowly as the day progressed. We had a similar storm last year that knocked out the power in most of the Northwest. It's kinda cool to hear and see the power of the wind, but it's also a little scary. The scary part is watching the news and seeing fallen trees that have split houses in two. I think the storm has calmed, though I heard a warning for winds this afternoon. This is a picture from Monday after the windy morning. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 9

Boxing Day

I have started packing for the new house. We have the whole month of December to move everything over, so there is really no hurry. I just like the thrill of packing. OK, so thrill may not be the right word, but I do enjoy it :) Maybe it's having to fit everything in like a jig-saw puzzle, I don't know, but it's fun. It's the moving and unpacking I don't enjoy so much. Our apartment is overflowing with boxes right now... and no, I am not an alcoholic, I just think liquor store boxes are the best for packing :) Well, I'm off to more packing, it's AMAZING how much stuff two people (I) can accumulate.

Sunday, November 4


After a somewhat stressful week, we are finally moving forward with buying the house! The conflict that arose was from miscommunication with the seller, but everything is fine now. We still have the escrow period, but if everything goes well, we will own the house November 30. We are very excited & nervous about purchasing our first home. Having friends and family to share all this with has been a blessing. Thank you for all your prayers and support! I'll keep you posted!