A Happily Married Couple Experiencing the Joys of Everyday Life

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Up - movie review...

Natalie and I went to see the movie "Up" this past Sunday on our anniversary. It was awesome, and I would highly recommend it. I read a review of the movie by one of my favorite pastors, Greg Boyd. Click HERE to read his review.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

We're All In This Together

Friday, May 15, 2009

The New Smart Car??

I didn't think I would see a smaller car than Phil and Kathy T's Smart Car...here it is though.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Blog - Awaken Mercy

I needed an outlet for writing and posting about some of the things God is teaching me and challenging me with. I could post some of these things here on our personal blog, but I would prefer to use this blog as a journal for some of the things we are up to as a family.

So if you're interested, in addition to this blog and Elias' blog, check out my new blog called Awaken Mercy at www.awakenmercy.com

Awaken Mercy

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Perfect Mother's Day

We had a perfect Mother's Day today. The day started out with a great time at church. Then we went to Casa's for lunch with Natalie's family. Afterward, we came home and took a nap. Then it was off to Zestos for ice cream. The highlight of the day was a trip to Foster Park where we took the following pictures of Natalie and Elias. We posted several more of the pictures we took at the park on Elias' blog. Check them out HERE

When we left the park, we did something that we have not been able to do for quite some time...we did some Sunday driving. It was great to be able to drive and talk with no destination or agenda whatsoever. Finally, we ended up at home for a night of relaxing. It was an awesome day together...the way that Sundays should be. It was a truly refreshing and enjoyable Mother's Day!

A Mother's Day Post

I am writing this mother's day post in honor of my wife and best friend - who also happens to be the most amazing mom in the world. The last nine months with Elias has revealed to me over and over again what an awesome mom Natalie is. She continuously and willingly sacrifices her time, comforts, conveniences, and so much more in order to do what is best for Elias. Her tremendous love for him is so obvious in everything that she does. She is an incredible wife and mother who inspires me to be a better husband and father. God has blessed me beyond by giving me the chance to live my life with her and to journey together with her in marriage and parenthood. God has also blessed Elias with the most beautiful, caring, compassionate, hilarious, and committed mother. Happy Mother's Day Natalie! You're the best! 

Friday, April 17, 2009

guys night

so natalie is heading up to michigan tonight for the lwc ladies retreat. it's a total guys night for me and elias...first dinner at buffalo wild wings with some of the guys from lwc...then were staying the night at grandpa jeff's.