our family's journey in military ministry (current abode: Ft. Lewis-McChord, WA)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Italian Flava'

Glen & I had Johnny, Alex & little Samuele over yesterday afternoon after church and it was a grand day catching up. We've known the Gravinos' for about two years now and they are from Italy. Glen and Johnny have become good friends throughout seminary (especially now with the challenges of Preaching Lab lately!) It's actually quite funny to see both of them interact, it's almost like a comedy show sometimes. They will be graduating in May 08' (the same time we are) and plan to move back to Rome and eventually Sicily to work full-time at the Master's Institute that was started up by the Master's Seminary. It was pretty cute seeing little Samuele run around with Daisy too. He too cried at first when he saw her, like little Jake did, but then slowly warmed up. I guess Daisy has a way of warming her way into these little hearts eventually. Ciao!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pluggin' Away

Had to include a pic of the sweet sunflowers Glen bought me yesterday! So yeah...life seems to be back at a normal pace again for us,which has been nice. Looking back on the last few months, hard to believe all that has gone on. For the BRIEF RECAP: we got pregnant, miscarried, had surgery, were surprised with a new puppy 'Daisy', got robbed at our old apartment, started school and moved. Crazy! But through it all, God has shown Himself faithful...don't know what we would have done without Him. On another note, Glen started a Preaching class and so it's been funny hearing him preach all around the house :). And what a blessing for me to not only hear him learn to preach but to see him truly desire to please God. And I, have been loving my new counseling class taught by Mary Somerville. She has been a Pastor's wife for over 30 years so I'm gleaming much from her. I also started meeting with a gal at our church and we are going over a book by Elyse Fitzpatrick called "Helper By Design". A great book for all you wives (and single gals) if you haven't read it yet!
And recently, we had a special visit from my good friend Jen Trzeziak and her boys, Jake & Warren (whom we like to call Woo Woo). Aren't they so cute?! What a treat to have them over and catch up on all the happenings from the remainder of the summer. Jen and her husband are getting ready to interview in Kansas soon for a pastorate position so we are very excited for them!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The New Humble Abode

Here it is, our new dwellings! We are right in the back of this house (both main & guest house are attached). We have much to be thankful for, so far we have loved it. Hope you enjoy the little picture tour, we'd love for you to come visit us!
Daisy LOVES the new back yard, she runs and runs. There is also a patio. Another cool thing, there are concord grapes growing on the wall to the left. They taste like grape jelly. Hopefully we can plant some flowers soon.

Had to include some photos of the little Daisy girl...she's such a sweet, playful puppy.

Below is the tiny kitchen. One challenge is NO oven, only a small conventional oven. Must mean more stove-top and crock-pot recipes for Shilo! :)Look, two sinks!! Ain't life grand, gotta love the simple things... The front door, living room area:
Daisy lounging like a big bum on our bed. Our bedroom is GINORMOUS, it has to be at least 500 square feet (house=900 sq. feet total). Glen loves it because he can fit all his books and I love it because I have a quiet time area set up next to the window!