Sunday, 27 December 2009

11 years later....

In December I turned 30 and for some reason I've been thinking about life in decades. A friend of mine who also made the leap into her 3rd decade said, "this will be the best one ever!" I agree. However, there were some monumental events in the last 10 (or 11 to be exact) years. One of those was attending Ecola Bible School. That was a life-changing year for both Ryan and me in many ways. One of those ways was the friends we made. Just before Christmas we met up with a few old friends. My former roommate just had her first baby so our daughters got to meet for the first time.
John, Steph, Ryan, Michel
Olivia (left) and Elena (right)
Baby swap: it felt weird to hold a baby half Elena's weight (she's also half her age)

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Cannon Beach Vacation

Cannon Beach, OR is a special place to us--its where 10 years ago the Lord changed the direction of our lives, first individually and then together as a couple. We both served with Ecola Bible School there, have dear friends and a supporting church in the area, and it is where we were engaged. As we planned our Christmas break in the Northwest, we were blessed to be able to make this one of our stops.

ahh, the wonder of Christmas lights for the young and old

visiting the Boles family and their newest addition, Jack