Friday, March 20, 2009

Getting So Big ~ an update on Tim

Tim is growing so much so fast! We wanted to share some of the highlights up to this point.

First, Tim is now 4 months old. Having shots made for a rough evening but we made it through. He is now 16 lbs. and 26 in. long.

Tim has become a loyal Philadelphia fan thanks to Scott.

Sorry no new eagles pictures, the jersey was "put away" till next year right after the loss to the Cardinals.

He is not yet rolling, but we keep trying :) He is holding his head fine and is almost sitting on his own. When he sits in the bouncy seat he tries to sit up and often gets frustrated at not being able to.

Tim has become quite snuggly these days. A strange answer to prayer but I did ask the Lord for a snuggly baby for this first one. I may regret that request as he now doesn't want to be put down much, but I do love getting to take naps with him in my arms.

We have started cereal. Not for nutritional reasons... just to introduce texture. (Dr. Cathie encouraged us to)

Notice Meg's tongue sticking out. Clearly this is her first experience with baby food too :)

Tim has found his thumb/fingers. He still takes a pacifier but does enjoy his thumb/fingers regularly, especially when he is wanting something to teethe on. Keep checking back... we will try to post every other week. Feel free to e-mail us if we are getting behind!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Our Date Night

We went on our first date since Christmas last Friday night.
(yes, Scott is only this dressed up because he loves Meg)
It was wonderful! Friends from church watched Timothy so we could have a night out.
We went to PF Changs for a nice dinner,
and then walked around "Renaissance" which is an outdoor mall.
It was a beautiful night and dinner was really good.

Be sure that where ever you are at in life you are making time for the ones you love!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

1 More Step on the Road to Uganda

You know that feeling when you are right in the center of God's will? It may have been when you picked which college to go to. Or when you chose your spouse. Maybe when you were baptized. Or when you returned to church after being gone awhile. We are having that feeling now. Scott and I have known for years (almost 5 to be exact) that God's plan was for us to go to Uganda.
Now we have prayer cards! We are seeing God causing His plan to happen. It is a very strange feeling to see our prayer card next to others on the fridge. I have always looked up to and admired those "missionaries" and now we are joining them. Very humbling.
It reminds me of when I was student teaching and it suddenly hit me that "I was the teacher." After 4 years of college preparing to have my goals reached and my role changed was powerful.
Where are you on the road? Our road is changing from preparing to going. Is God showing you His plan? Is He preparing you for all that He has? Are you walking along the road He has mapped out? It is our prayer that you are right with the Lord and that you will take some time to think about what He is wanting to do with and through you.

ALSO! If you want a prayer card let us know :)