Monday, June 7, 2010

dusting off the blog

As we head back to PY in a few weeks we are dusting off the blog. Its been a great year in the states. We have had some great times with friends and family. I was able to see both my sports teams win national titles; Duke and Alabama. Sarah bought me tickets to Duke for my birthday and my missionary friend Charles got me into the Mississippi St./Alamaba game. We also had a chance to see NYC for the first time. (I also went to NJ)

We have also enjoyed being on the campas of Toccoa Falls College. We loved getting to know the students in a personal way. I was also able to get some amazing babysitters through the college; ones that the kids loved and we will continue to be in contact with. This year Forest and I celebrated our 10th year anniversary, so we took a trip to St. Lucia. We took advantage of having some amazing grandparents near by to watch the kids. We really have been blessed this year in many ways. Continue to pray for us as we get our stuff ready to head back to Paraguay.
We leave July 15th.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Arrivals
As most of you probably know, March 2, 2009 was a very special day for us. Our two beautiful daughters were born, Katherine Grace and Lauren Rae. We have had to change a few things since the amount of you children has doubled overnight. We no longer can all fit in the same car. We have to take two vehicles where ever we go. Double diapers to change, double hungry stomachs to feed, and double hearts to hold, we have been blessed. Thank you very much for your prayers for our family during the pregnancy. The girls were born at 37 weeks and very healthy. We know it’s because you lifted us up in prayer. Thank you!!

As we transition back into the US, many things are quite new for the boys. Caleb was a year old when we left for language school in Costa Rica. The boys have enjoyed many new things. One being the “transformer bed”, most of you know it by its other name, a fold out bed. While most would complain about its poorly placed bars, the boys are content in its transforming comfort.
Along with the “transformer bed” comes the “transformer chair” aka Lazyboy chair.
Josiah loves the automatic dispensers in the bathrooms. The motion sensor dispenses water, soap, and paper towels. He often washes more than once (which is not a bad thing).

With all these changes brings fear as-well. Our fearless Josiah has shown moments of fear. Remember to keep both Josiah and Caleb in pray this year as they experience American life.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Josiah is now a big two years old. He will be heading off to school next week, this will be a big surprise for his teachers, those who know sweet Caleb. Josiah spends his days killing big ants, saying "mio" mine, sitting in time-out, and trying to say "I love you". He squints his eyes to say, "Eye luoboa you". Last night we at with the Sappias, we were all in the other room, when we hear their son, who is Josiah’s age, crying. Josiah walks into the room with wooden sword and a smile of delight. Like all good friends they share sippy cups, hugs, and taking turns hitting each other.

Just can't make it to the next reststop?

Under an overpass here in Asuncion.