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

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Micah Man Turns 1!

Our amazing, precious gift from the Lord, Micah William, celebrated his 1st birthday today (July 15th)!!! Hard to believe that it's been a whole year that has gone by. When we were talking about how much has happened this last year...graduating, moving to Seattle, new job...just to name a few, by far our sweetest blessing has been having Micah. He has brought so much joy to our lives, especially to mommy as she has adjusted to her new season of life. There is nothing in the world I would rather be doing than serving/loving my husband and son full-time :). Sending our love to you all~

Micah's Official Birthday at Home Today
"Wow, I'm having cake again? Woohoo!"

Micah's Birthday Party on the 10th
We invited some of FBC & local friends!Micah's Monkey Birthday Cake!
Allison, from our church, made it b/c we call him "Micah Monkey"."Not sure if I like this guys.""I think I do!""Okay...I've eaten, I've destroyed, I'm full."Monkey PinataThe girls love holding him, very sweet With Lois, head pastor's wifeWith Jessie Ong, from our bible studySilly Chara & Le (Chara was the amazing picture taker!)This is pivotal shot as our dear friends Ryan & Jen Trzeciak (to the left) meet James Barbouletos in the blue shirt. The boys are all TMS grads and now associate/youth pastors!!! The Trzeciaks' finally made it up here to their new ministry in Kent and we are super excited to have them here!John & Marlene, our neighbors (such a godly example)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Little Town of Leavenworth

The whole fam, including our Daisy girl, packed up in the van yesterday morning and headed out to Leavenworth, about 2.5 hours northeast from Seattle. It's a Bavarian (German) community. We have heard so much about it since moving here so decided to get away for the night (found a great deal on www.priceline.com/). Highlights: Gorgeous views of the mountains/valleys, eating German sausage at Munchen House (twice mind you!), hiking around the area, hearing some blue grass music at a Farmer's Market, and walking around the city. I suppose the pics will be more enjoyable than me rambling on :).
Hope you have a Happy 4th of July!

Oh wait...a few more words from Micah Man:

"Hi! Did you know my 1st birthday is in 12 whole days?! Mommy says I will get to eat cake...sounds good to me, never had it before."

"Did I tell you I'm excited for my birthday yet?"