Recently we were invited to watch our friend's precious children get dedicated to our Lord. It is a little more difficult to do this overseas, so it was an extra special event and we were so happy to be a part of it. Thankfully, Micah did pretty well sitting through the ceremony :) Afterwards, we all went to have brunch together at a delicious place called Crumz. They had all sorts of pastries, omelets, smoothies, croissants, hash browns, and REAL bacon (which Paul loved as it can rarely be found in the Middle East). It was our first time there, but we will definitely be visiting again soon!!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
My sweet friends and Bible study girls...
...and two of our little boys (the other little boy, James, was sleeping)
One thing that I've really enjoyed about living in Jordan is the community of people that we have gotten to know. The support and encouragement is definitely much needed in this area of the world. I also have loved being a part of a Bible Study with two girls. We recently finished Beth Moore's study on The Patriarchs and have just started Esther. It has been good for me to have the weekly fellowship, accountability of studying God's Word, and friendships. Plus, we all are in similar stages of life as we each have one little boy, two of us are expecting a second baby this year, and all of us will be leaving Jordan by August. We each will be headed different directions after this, so I'm so thankful for the short time that the Lord allowed our paths to cross.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Aren't we cool???For Valentine's Day, we were able to sneak away from Micah for awhile and go on a little date. Paul had been dying to see Avatar in 3D while it was out, so I gave in :) I must say that I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would, and I'm glad I saw it in 3D too. We had a great date together and were so thankful for our friends who came over to watch our little man.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Lately, Paul has been a dedicated runner. I'm impressed with him, because most of the time it has been wayyy too cold outside-plus, there are so many big hills around us. I am so out of shape these days, so it puts me to shame :) I miss running like crazy and cannot wait to get back to a country where it is socially acceptable for women.
Paul also has been doing some sit-ups and push-ups after his run. The other day I was cooking and Paul called me in the room. I came in to find Micah imitating Paul doing his sit-ups. It was too funny. Micah was doing more of "butt-raises"-he couldn't figure it out. Haha.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Right when we returned home from Kenya, Micah surprised us and started climbing out of his crib. He is a sneaky little fellow :) We had not planned on switching him to a "big boy bed" or starting potty training until we moved back to the States in August. However, after he continued to climb out and bumped his head a few times while doing so, this made us change our so called "plans". Paul and I quickly did some major reading as far as how to transition his move best, and then we went out and bought this:
Thankfully, we live in a furnished apartment and there was already a twin bed in Micah's room that he could use. Let me tell you, for the first few days, this was difficult. It took about a week for him to adjust. The first night he got out of his bed over 150 times-no joke. We continually put him back in bed, tucked him in, and explained that this was his new bed and he had to stay here until morning. Nap times were not easy either. To be honest, I began dreading bedtime and nap time. Paul and I were completely drained by the time we finally got Micah down. However, as the week progressed, he got up less and less and is now sleeping like a champ. He is proud of his bed and I guess our consistently paid off after all. I think we both now are actually grateful that this adjustment took place before Jordan arrives and before we move back to the States!