Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Spring is here!

"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land." Song of Solomon 2:12

This evening our adorable little neighbor girl, Phoenix, brought us these wild flowers she had just picked "from her garden". I love spring!! Everything is either blooming or is on the very brink of blooming, and I can't think of a better place to be experiencing that than at the foot of the mountains, still capped with snow.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

It's a boy!

Yesterday I had a long-awaited ultrasound and we found out our baby is a boy! As any of you mothers and fathers would know, it was so incredible to see him and his little features swimming around inside. We saw some amazing angles of his face and limbs and beating heart. As usual, he was jumping around a lot during the ultrasound and the coolest thing for me was seeing him reach up with his fist and punch me in the stomach and, of course, feeling it at the same time. Toward the end of the ultrasound he was turning around to lay face down and that's when he gave us a good flash of his masculinity:). Of course when he was face down that's when he decided it was time to take a nap...right before it was picture time. So unfortunately the ultrasound photos aren't very exciting. But here they are none-the-less.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Our New Home

As of April 1st Brandon and I will be the proud new owners of a mobile home. We moved into this rental trailer on a month-to-month basis upon returning form Australia, planning to stay here only until we found something else we wanted to rent long-term, but God had other plans. I must say, I am quite excited about it. Odd as it sounds, I remember the first time I felt the desire to live in a trailer park. I rode my bike through a park close to school my freshman year of college and God begin conjuring up this desire within me not just to minister to those who lived there, but to “become part of them” in a mother Theresa kind of way. This desire was cemented even more when I got to know my friend Mel, who was the Jr. high pastor at our church and who lived in that same park. She and her roommate had such an awesome ministry with the kids in the neighborhood. They even decked out one of their rooms into a permanent fort for the kids. When Bran and I made the decision to move here to Boulder, I never thought about it fulfilling my longing to live in and love the people of a trailer park, yet it so perfectly fits the mission and calling of Emmaus Road. There couldn’t be a better community either; this trailer park has over 2000 residents! God is so amazing! I love the way he builds a passion in me for that which he calls me to—doesn’t just throw me into something.

On a different note, we love the house. Even more, we love that the two lots on our west are empty, giving us a gorgeous foothills view. This was my view when sitting on the couch having devotions a couple mornings ago. And another morning shot, from the street right out our front door.