Tuesday, July 29, 2008

abram 10 months

abram seems to be changing right before my eyes. in less than 2 months he will be 1! he is becoming quite the little man. he loves his big brother and gets so excited when we go into the bedroom to wake up malachi from his nap or when he knows he gets to play with his brother. he loves music and crawls over to the leap frog barn on the refrigerator and dances to the music after he presses the button. he has a shy look for people he meets for the first time but this look also goes with a smile. he has finally gotten his bottom two teeth in and the one front one is poking through with the second on the way. he is now walking along the couch or the fireplace, and a little over a month ago he just sat so content. i guess some good things come to an end. today abram experienced his first earth quake, as did malachi. we were all playing in the their bedroom when the house started shaking. the boys were near a large bookcase that is not bolted to the wall, so I scooped them up and we sat under the door frame. as we waited out the shaking I heard a crash and glass break. the only damage was one large frame above the fireplace falling and breaking. malachi thought something hit the house and he can't quite understand where that earthquake disappeared to after it hit us. hopefully we won't have another for awhile.

Monday, July 28, 2008

dance, dance

On saturday night we celebrated Carolina's quincenera, she is a friend from the community center neighborhood. This was our first quincenera and Ryan was asked to give the talk. Often Quincenera's have a Catholic Mass before the party, but Carolina's incorporated the blessing time into the party. Carolina's mom, Leticia, asked that Ryan speak in Spanish but Ryan wasn't that comfortable with his Spanish language skills. I think he does a great job of speaking in Spanish but one on one is different than being in front so Leticia translated his message... We were honored to be a part of this party and we love the investment in recognizing and shepherding Carolina in to being a young woman. Her family and friends surround her and celebrate her. Ryan adapted Isaiah 55 into a letter from God to Carlolina and talked about God pursuing her heart and how others will also try to pursue it. What amazing promises in Isaiah that we will have God's enduring love forever, and a whole & joy filled life when we commit our hearts to him. We pray Carolina enters into her days as a young woman with these promises before her. She looked amazing in her blue gown and her court had great black dresses - we left before the dance really started but we have to take credit for Malachi kicking it off. Before Carolina danced with her court and her dad Malachi rocked the dance floor. What a joyful spirit he had and a ton of energy - he was still going strong at 9 asking to dance again. We all laughed a lot. Enjoy the video!!
(Yes everyone is clapping for him)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

do these brothers look alike?

lately I have been getting a lot of comments about how much the boys look like each other. so i thought i would share pictures of them taken in the same place with the same clothes on. malachi could tell who was who, so should everyone else right?! ryan says their "butt chin" is what makes them look so much alike - I guess they have me to thank for that but I prefer to call is a dimpled chin...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

happy birthday ryan!!

it's ryan's birthday today - 30 years ago his dad and mom celebrated the birth of a precious little baby boy. today we celebrate 30 years of God's faithfulness in Ryan's life and the husband, dad, friend, brother and son he is. we bless God for Ryan!

mi adventures

i have been on vacation from the internet, so no posts for awhile. vacation in mi has been very full and an opporortunity to take a breath. here are a few pictures of our adventures...