Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More videos...

Walking around and pretending to brush his hair

Going for some ice cream

Laughing at dad

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011


Pat Robertson recently made some moronic statements in regards to marriage. Unfortunately those statements have been circulated all over the news (both secular and Christian). In stark contrast to Robertson stands the life and example of Robertson McQuilkin. The below is a brief clip taken from his resignation speech as the President of Columbia International University. As you will hear in the clip McQuilkin resigned at the height of his career to stay at home with his wife Muriel who had Alzheimers.

McQuilkin's book on the same subject is called A Promise Kept and can be found HERE.

Russell Moore wrote a blog response to Pat Robertson this past week and here was the money quote:
"Somewhere out there right now, a man is wiping the drool from an 85 year-old woman who flinches because she thinks he’s a stranger. No television cameras are around. No politicians are seeking a meeting with them.

But the gospel is there. Jesus is there."

Thursday, September 15, 2011


We've been working on teaching Judah to point out his nose, eyes and head. I just happened to actually get it on video last night, check it out! (It needs a bit of editing so if you want to skip right to the action go to 45 seconds)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's official!

Ship of the Desert

After much praying and planning for the past several years, Thomas and I were officially accepted yesterday for our job overseas! I put my notice in at work today and will finish up in two weeks, then we're off to Cherryville for four months before we head to training. Exciting times!

We will be sending out email updates to keep people in touch on a more personal level and the blog will still serve in keeping up with our day to day lives. If you'd like to get added to our list please email us.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Move number FIVE

House packed up!

It's kind of hard to believe that in 6 short years of marriage we have moved five times. First it was from Charlotte to Korea, August 2006. Then it was from Korea to Cherryville in 2007. Cherryville to an apartment in Wake Forest in 2008. To our house in Wake Forest three months later. For move number five we packed up our house and have taken a Uhaul full of boxes to storage unit in Cville. We're currently living in a townhouse in Wake Forest until the end of the month when we'll move to a house in Cville until the end of January...I think this is a picture of what life's going to be like for the next few years. I'd better get used to living out of a suitcase!

All this transition is really making me rely on the Lord though, I will say that. I can tell that we're being covered in prayer and I appreciate that more than people know. Thomas and I are getting along great throughout it all and Judah's hanging in there well.

I am really looking forward to being in my hometown for a few months. I haven't lived there since I graduated college and moved home at the end of 2002. And that was only a few months because I moved to Charlotte early 2003. I'm excited about eating Shake Shop, drinking a ton of Sun-Drop, going to RO's for their famous BBQ slaw and of course spending time visiting friends and family. We've also talked about starting a small group/Bible study out of our house there, so if anyone's interested just let us know and we'll give you the details after we get settled.

Eww green stuff!


We've started moving away from baby food for the most part and going with finger foods that Judah can eat himself, but it's hard to know how much he's getting to eat and it's hard to get vegetables in that way. Every once in a while we can still get him to take down a few bites of some green stuff. This is a video of my mom making an attempt.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

15 months

Well, Judah is taking steps here and there but not full on walking yet. He's getting there! He continues to stand on his own and is doing that with more frequency and he can walk while holding onto our hand or by grabbing our finger to steady himself. He's also starting to be a climber – watch out! Just the other day I looked up to see this:

Little climber!

He's started eating grapes, raisins, graham crackers, Cheerios, crackers with peanut butter and has even been spoiled by his daddy with a little Nutella.

Eating breakfast

He's been better lately about sleeping on his own, mostly because I think we've worn him out with all the traveling around. His schedule isn't typical in that he goes to bed around 10:30pm when we do and then wakes up around 9 or 10am! Thomas says he takes after me in that I'm more of a night owl that likes to sleep in as well. Fine by me!

Speaking wise he is babbling away all the time, we say he takes after his uncle Brent. His favorite words right now are: hey, bye-bye, uh-oh, thank you (Brent says it sounds like taco...TA-cooooo!) So cute. I've also been trying to teach him to point to his nose, so I can ask him, "Where's your nose?" and he'll touch it...sometimes he gets an eye though, so we're not quite there.

Last week we went home because my grandma Houser passed away. It was a nice distraction to have Judah around to dote over and take our minds off of things. We were able to spend quality time with my family in Cville which was much needed after the past few weeks. Judah had fun taking a spin on the lawnmower with Papaw. He didn't quite know what to think.


Saturday was opening day for dove hunting season and Thomas decided to dress him appropriately for the day. 


He found a new toy while we were home too, see if you can find it. :)