Thursday, November 24, 2005

happy birthday caleb and happy thanksgiving everybody...

caleb turned one today! it's been a year now and it's so much fun. everyday is an adventure. i'm so excited about this next year. he's going to get coordinated and be able to start playing catch, or at least throwing the ball. he's fun and smiley!

there was some really good food today at dinner, most of it made by my bride. i can't get enough of those sweet potatoes! man, those are good! kristie and i are packing up this weekend getting ready to move. my parents are coming on saturday to move what they can, then we'll stuff the rest into our car on tuesday. good times.

Father, you continue to bless my family,
thank you Father, for our son and his amazing first year,
he is healthy and fun and full of love and energy.
You have kept our marriage alive and well during this past year,
i know that you will carry us through the next year and continue to provide.
thank you Father.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

on the move...

so, i've been busy lately. when i got back from Seattle i started working security at a high school where my former high school coach is now an assistant principle. that has been a huge blessing. it's kept money coming in to pay the bills. we were blessed with a little extra to help pay off some debt. that feels good. God has continually provided us with what we needed at every turn and i am confident that He will continue to in the future.

i have accepted a position as a project manager with a major home builder in St. Louis. i am in training for the first few years and then i take on the world. anyway, kristie and i have rented a place in Ballwin, near where we lived before. we're excited about being back in the STL. our church, our friends, still close to family.... i'm looking forward to starting a new career. i've got to get my real estate license as well as learn many other things. the challenge is welcoming, like learning a new playbook and blocking schemes.

kristie, caleb and i are moving next week. it will be nice to pull up to a home again. sleeping in our own bed will be great. peace and quiet after caleb goes to bed so i can sit up and talk to by bride will be welcoming. fun, fun, fun.