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

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hanging Out

Got these two pictures of the Micah Man this morning, such a cutie!
Last night w/ James & LeAnne Barboletos (both James & Glen went to TMS together-James pastors at a predominantly Chinese church in Seattle)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Exploring Maniacs

We have loved being able to explore explore explore Washington! Last Friday, we made way for a place called Snoqualmie Falls. Big beautiful waterfall and autumn colors everywhere, very different than what I (Shilo) am used to since growing up in Arizona. Overall, a very relaxing day. However, we were bummed that Daisy wasn't allowed to come with us (NO DOGS ALLOWED) so...we ended up taking her to a dog park in Bellevue. Of course she loved it, such a friendly pup she is. We tried to take pictures of her there but they came out too blurry :/.
MINISTRY UPDATE: On another note, life seems to be picking up at the church. Today after the services and lunch we went out and bought a calendar for the house so we don't forget anything (yikes). Glen is continuing to learn the ins and outs of working with the various age groups and is trying to prepare for an upcoming Christmas children's musical. And I am getting geared up to start a young mom's bible study at the church every other week. Then on November 8th, I'll be speaking at the Fall Women's event which I'm getting excited about.
MOMMY UPDATE: Then there is Micah Man...the mild-mannered, easy-going and sweet boy. Is this only temporary? :)
He is beginning to talk more and more, doing the whole razzing thing with his lips and is full of interesting expressions. Somedays I still can't believe that I am a mom, what a precious calling it is. I am awed with God's goodness, although I wish I could say that I feel that way everyday. Sometimes I can see my sin come out, like my lack of patience for one. Thanks be to God that He doesn't leave me alone and is carrying me all the way as I care and love our little one.
Well, that's all for now, hope you enjoy the latest pics!

Snoqualmie Falls

Looks who's hiding? It's the littl' peanut.

Beautiful autumn colors!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Some Change Will Do Us Good

Seemed fun to make some new changes on our blog, just wanting to do something different. Since we are surrounded by boats and coffee, we thought this new background was appropriate :). Will post some new pictures soon!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Catching Up

Glen & I went to Faith Bible Church's Fall Retreat last weekend at a place called Warm Beach, which was about an hour and half north of us. We think it's pretty cool that the entire church takes the time each year to get away for a couple days to refresh, worship and be together. The speaker, Dr. John Treveen, spoke on grief and going through trials. Sweet reminders to us to hold to Christ as our HOPE even when life is difficult. While there, we were able to steal away for a few shots :). "Look Dad, Mom thinks I look more like her""Shaaah right Mom, wishful thinkin'!"
"So am I really the extension of these silly two?"
"Ahhhh...let's pause for our family photo, isn't the scenery beautiful?"
"Now wait, did you say that I have to go to bed NOW?"

"I guess Daisy needs to get some love too after I've gone to bed"

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

More from Seattle Land

Glen surprised Micah and I by taking us to Kerry Park, an overlook of Seattle. You can see the Space Needle and if you look close enough, you can see Mount Rainier to the right. Breathtaking! Afterwards, we got pizza at a place called Pagliacci.

Guess what?

Hi, this is Micah :). I just wanted to tell you all out there how excited I am because I prayed and prayed for my own bedroom and lo' and behold God answered! Mommy had a fun time putting it all together. I can't wait to sleep in my new bed soon and watch all the boats move!