"He is there not only when we cry out from the burden of sin but also when we cry out for any other reason." -Bruce D. Porter

Friday, July 10, 2009

Come visit us and see some of the fun stuff too!

So I just wanted to post these pics real quick because I think they are so cool. Perhaps the novelty of it all will wear off and I won't think it's so cool in the future, especially after the deer try to eat all my plants. Anyways, this picture is taken looking out to the back yard! At one time we had six deer grazing behing our house. They stay mainly in the wooded area behind our house. The edge of the grass is our property line and then it's undeveloped park land for quite a while. There's even a stream back there where the kids have caught toads!

And this is a picture of the Pentagon! We went there on the fourth of July to watch the fireworks that are shot off at the National Mall. My brother in law works here, well, for now anyways, until they go to Japan. We will be sad not to have had a whole lot of time here with them. But there are going to stay with us for a few weeks in August! Yeah! Anyways, Ed took us on a brief tour inside as he has special priveleges of getting in. I guess it goes with the territory of working there. We have been to the Museum of Natural History and we have plans to go to the zoo. We also hope to visit Ocean City, Maryland as well sometime here in the near future! I hear it's a really nice beach!

Happy Birthday Seth! (We're a bit behind on the blogging!)

Well, as you can tell, I'm very behind in keeping everyone who cares to read my blog up to date with things that are going on around here. But I had to pay tribute to my little guy! On June 15th Seth turned one year old! He was born 15 weeks too soon. He was due on September 26th, but due to my water breaking at 18 weeks and bleeding, labor came too early. We were able to keep him inside until I was 25 weeks and 2 days along, and then he made his debut into the world. Honestly, I didn't expect him to survive and was bracing for the time when we would be told to say goodbye. But not Seth. He is a fighter. He chose to stay and fight. I love you, Seth! He weighs a little over 15 lbs now! He loves to pick up snacks from his tray and eat them! He doesnt' like fruits, though. He pushes up all the way with his arms now when he's on his tummy and he doesn't get mad anymore because he knows how to get off his tummy! He could sit up on his own if he would quit arching his back. He grabs for everything! He tolerates his hearing aids ok, but after a while he gets mad, so we give him a break.

Before Grandma and Grandpa left to return to Utah, we threw Seth an early birthday party, just a few days early. So we got to celebrate his birthday twice! Seth liked the ice cream somewhat, although he spit it all up afterwards. He's funny like that. If he doesn't like something, you can guarantee he will throw it up!