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

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mexico here we come...

My (Shilo's) parents own a condo down in Puerto Penasco, Mexico which is about 3 hours south of the Arizona border. I haven't been there in four years so I am super excited to show Glen for the first time! Plus the grand-parents want to watch our precious boy for 4-5 days while we're gone. The best of both worlds: a little time away together and Micah gets to know his grand-parents. We fly out tomorrow evening to AZ. Hasta la vista for now!

FBC Women's Event

This morning, I was honored to take part in our women's brunch at our church. I moderated a panel of three women: Betty, Lois (senior pastor's wife), and Laurie asking various questions around the text of Titus 2:3-5. The role of women in the church is such a controversial issue, especially in today's modern society. We had a great turnout with about 60 women and were greatly encouraged through His Word. I believe that God has made clear what our role as women are and am passionate...and thankful to be a part of our women's ministries. Here's some pics of the day:
Me with Betty
Lois & Laurie

Little Tidbits

"I like when mommy reads to me"

"Climbin' over dad is fun too!"
My girlfriend, Andrea, came into town to visit her in-laws last week and so we met up one day at McDonald's with the kiddos! We haven't seen each other for over a year (we were in eachother's weddings). I am always encouraged by our friendship and her love for His Word. Here we are with our sons, Jude and Micah "the encounter". Her and her husband, Caleb, currently live in Freeport, Illinois where he is now a senior pastor. Here's their church website if you want to check it out: http://www.fbcfreeport.com/
Please pray for them and their ministry!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love on Bainbridge Island

This morning we headed out on our 1st ferry ride in Washington! Glen planned for our Valentine's Day to be spent at Bainbridge Island which took us about 30 minutes from the port of Seattle. We thoroughly enjoyed the mexican food (Shi's personal fav), the views, and yummy gelato at Mora's. Washington seems to be growing on us more and more :). Here's some shots from the day:
"Where we going today guys?!"

"Cool moving blue stuff!" "Man, dad's such a cool guy"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Our New "Used" Wheels

As most of you know, Micah and I got into an accident about a week and a half ago. Well, long story short we are A-OKAY but unfortunately my car (Mazda Tribute) was totaled...sad times. However (!), the Lord blessed because we received a sufficient amount of monies back from our insurance company and were able to buy the car below. It is a 2005 black Nissan Quest with 58,000 miles on it. It's extra roomy, good gas mileage, and has a little modern kick to it. Plus an added bonus, we get to pay it off in only 3 years. Our other loan was 4 years, so hooray! Don't you think there is potential for more family members? :)

Pretty snazzy dash heh?

Why Smile?

There were a good five days in a row where the sun was SHININ' away here in Seattle, it was beautiful! We must have walked all around the neighborhoods. One day I snapped some shots at home of Micah in the sunlight; and added one with a video after getting his new toy train.

"I love my train, the animals taste good too. Thanks Popie & Grandma!"

video