Sunday, July 19, 2009

A good and perfect gift.

We're expecting! We've known for a while but kept it to ourselves (not an easy task) until we had an ultrasound and heard/saw a heartbeat. Now the word's out and we couldn't be happier. After seeing our baby moving around inside of me it all seems so real. (The morning sickness and all day queasiness told me it was real weeks ago) I feel like I have this precious gift of life growing inside of me and I'm in awe.

I pray that God will prepare us for the MANY changes ahead and that our baby will continue to grow and be healthy.


Monday, July 13, 2009


We ate hamburgers last Monday....they were so yummy....they always are. I saw Greg eating his burger so I grabbed the camera in hopes of a few candid shots. Later Greg took a few pictures of me eating which was most unflattering. (to get back at me?) He was quick to blog about our grilling adventures. I tell you it was my idea to write up a post about our great meal. Oh well I'm sure our parents will get a kick out of reading our two different perspectives on the same topic.
I love to grill. It's one thing that Greg and I do great together and it is so fun to make dinner as a team. There's a real celebratory atmosphere when we grill.
We fire up the grill every time Greg goes out to sea and every time he returns. It's a tradition we started a few months ago. If I plan ahead and the grocery budget allows for it we have steak-which is sublime-I think Greg knows how to cook a piece of meat to perfection. Usually we have hamburgers and they are Fabulous! Our hamburgers include the following:

a homemade bun (grilled and toasty)
juicy beef patty
crispy bacon
American cheese (the only time I ever buy American cheese is for hamburgers)
red onion (sometimes we grill these)
dill pickle chips
real mayo

Our burgers are a work of art. They are so tall they topple over but that doesn't matter because we just laugh at the unstable burgers then we claim to each other how absurdly good they are before we gobble them up! YUM!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July! This is the first year I don't have anything planned. I'm missing family a little bit extra today as I think of all the fun that's going to be had with BBQ's, fellowship and fireworks.

Yesterday I went to the beach with a few boat wives. It was a fun day. We grilled hotdogs on a tiny hibachi grill and ate a hodgepodge of finger foods which made for a very nice picnic on the beach. I wore plenty of sunscreen which paid off and today as I see no signs of sun burn, which is
rare for me with 6 hours in the sun.

I've been spending a couple of week days working at our church helping to prep for Vacation Bible School. I had no idea so much work and effort was done behind the scenes to make VBS happen. I have such fond memories of going to VBS as a kid and I really want to pass that along to kids today. Of course VBS is more than a time for fun memories it is a ministery for kids and I hope to see many little hearts coming to Jesus. I'm working in the "snacks dept." but for now I'm helping decorate the chuch and it's starting to look great.