Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
First of all I just wanted to share that we had a great Thanksgiving and Caleb loved his first taste of turkey. He definitely lived up to his little piglet status.
I also wanted to pass on my dad's blog site; http://www.maynardsonmission.blogspot.com/. God is doing some great things (no surprise there) and we are particularly thankful that he returned safely from his last trip!
We are also thankful this week for our new home...we closed on Monday and it went so well. On our way down to closing we were listening to some Bebo when one of my favorites came on...you know the wedding song he wrote for his brother. Well he speaks of the God's grace falling like rain and that is definitely how I feel...God is so good to us.
Hope you all are having a great day...we miss you all...you can come and visit now:)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Some of you may also be wondering what the latest on our house is since we were supposed to be closing this past week. The homeowner was willing to fix some of the issues that came out in the inspection, but unfortunately that also pushed our closing date back to December 1. We just found out that our loan was also officially approved so we will be homeowners in exactly 9 days from now - barring anything unforseen from arising. It's definitely exciting, but also a little scary and overwhelming for me as we're immediately undertaking the kitchen remodel project. I never thought I'd actually enjoy going to Home Depot or Lowes - but I have a feeling that we'll be making many trips there in the next few months so I better start liking it. That's all for now as our next blog entry will hopefully be as proud, new homeowners.
Unfortunately, Caleb still relies on his calculator for more complex multiplication problems.
Caleb's maiden voyage up the steps (I love how Sharon asks "Oh my gosh, he's standing!" like he's juggling flaming swords or something)
"Dadda" or random babble? - you be the judge
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
To make a long story short, over a few weeks in August and September, we found out a lot more about the area and the really exciting ministry opportunities there. So the home that we're planning to put an offer in is in a small neighborhood within a mile of a mosque, Hindu temple, and a Buddhist temple. The amount of diversity there is pretty incredible, and I'm especially looking forward to getting involved in some great pick-up soccer games :)
Well, that is the home search update for now, and just to keep you all interested in reading the blog I'll post a video of a giggling/teetering Caleb as well as a montage of the many faces of Caleb. Just this evening he learned how to feed himself -and we haven't quite decided whether or not that is a good thing. He also just got over his first real cold - which he (or maybe his mom) had the nerve to pass on to me. Other than that - he is still a really happy, energetic baby, and we're so thankful to have him.
The giggler trying to stand on his own
The many faces of Caleb:
Stoned Caleb (just kidding, he didn't inhale)...
And finally our favorite: Laughing Caleb.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
On the home search, we definitely have had a big shift in focus recently concerning where we are looking. Some of you already know what the plan is, but I think we wanted to wait to share where we're looking to move until it is a done deal. All that to say, we are really excited about some of the ministry possibilities in the area where we are looking to move now and we'll soon have more to say about that. Until then, enjoy the pics and videos of Caleb...
Two short clips of Caleb crawling
Caleb and his stylish soccer outfit...
although he seems to gravitate more towards the goalie position
Monday, September 8, 2008
In other news, Caleb was also excited about the start of the football season. As you can see in the picture below, his "Steeler" face needs a bit of work - but at least his outfit is top-notch. We didn't quite think he was ready to join Koerber World Fantasy Football this year - as we thought it would be better for him to wait a year or two before embarrassing his family. For the time being, he is rooting hard for the Steelers when not napping during the games. Caleb has also started to crawl/scoot around the house, and we'll share some fun videos of that in the next post.
Caleb enjoyed holding on to the straps just like his dad
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Since we got up here to Boston last Saturday, we've been pretty busy catching up with people and staying current with Janz Team work. We've also been excited to have a couple photo shoots with our friend Cari McCormick and you can see some of those pictures below. Caleb's first tooth finally has made it through, but he is still really bothered by the second one that is making its way through. Even though he is teething, he is still a pretty happy baby and is becoming a lot of fun to play with. He is also quite interested in scooting backwards but he hasn't quite figured out how to go forward yet. Although we're excited for him to learn how to crawl, we're still a little nervous about how much extra attention we'll have to pay to him then. I have a feeling that our next blog post will have a video of him crawling, but he has also been showing signs of skipping crawling altogether and starting to walk instead. We'll keep you updated...
Caleb telling "secrets"
Showing off his new tooth
One of his favorite teething poses
Such a kissable baby
Working on his crawling