Monday, March 16, 2009

swing set raising

so you know how the amish community has barn raisings - the whole community builds the barn together... we had a swing set raising a couple weekends ago and our friends helped us build the swing set. we are "storing" our friends, the nespers, swing set for them - not a bad deal we must admit. :) we were so blessed to have friends come to hang out and put the beast of the swing set together. it involved lifting the balcony/slide part over our fence and figuring out how to fit it in between the pomegranate tree and shed... we also enjoyed some amazing taco salad with our home grown lettuce and avocados. to make the day complete we were thrilled to have our dear friends the copelands back in america from indonesia - malachi affectionately calls them the "copeland family." we are excited to spend lots of play time with them the next 5 months and meet their new baby boy soon.
i stole these pictures from chrissy because camera is out of commission- abram pulled it off a table... thanks chrissy!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

our baby #3

we saw our little baby moving all around today at the ultrasound appt. - so amazing. its hard to describe the feelings that swell up inside you as you see this little one's arms stretch across its face and its head turn from side to side. we are still in awe of how this little one is growing and developing and how much this baby looks like abram and malachi already. :) so i know you are wondering if we found out the gender. well we kind of did. it is written on a piece of paper in an envelope with a picture. so we have 20 more weeks to decide whether to find out. we'll keep you posted.