Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jacob's First Haircut

Well, Jacob got his first "official" haircut yesterday, yet it wasn't as I was planning.  On Sunday, we had the privilege of speaking at Calvary Chapel Augusta and Daniel led worship for the service.  It was a blessed time of fellowship as we met more new brothers and sisters in Christ who have committed to praying for us as we prepare to go.  
Jacob was wearing an adorable John-John outfit and as many of you know his hair is a little long and curly.  Well, many people in Augusta thought he was a girl and told Daniel one too many times that "his little girl was adorable."  Daniel was insistent that we needed to cut his hair and I reluctantly agreed that it did need a TRIM.  Well, Monday morning I went to the gym early since it was Daniel's day off and I called him on the way to remind him of something.  No one answered the phone which I thought was odd but I let it go.  About 5 minutes later I get a call from Daniel with these words, "Well, he's a boy again."  I had no idea what he was talking about so he repeated, "He's a boy again."  He then proceeded to tell me that he squirted Jacob's hair with a water bottle and he froze and was so still that he went ahead and cut his hair.  And when I say cut, I mean cut.  It is no trim--it is cut SHORT!!!  I couldn't believe it but he insisted that I gave the okay the day before and I know that he was just waiting for me to walk out the door so he could get down to business.  Anyway, here is a picture of Daniel's barber skills.  You can't see the back of Jacob's head where Daniel cut and didn't think about the fact that because he does have curl if you cut it wet it will lift and be even shorter.  He has what appears to be a "bob" in the back with no hair underneath the outer layer.  I have to say he still is adorable and his father is right pleased with himself!  Men, ya gotta love 'em!!  

Last, we took our Youth Group to Clemson this past Saturday to a FCA Rally and Clemson game.  We took Thomas along with us to his first Clemson game.  He loved it and had a great time cheering on the Tigers.  He also enjoyed the concession stands and didn't understand why we couldn't keep going back for more candy!  He lasted until the 4th quarter and then he was DONE!   

Friday, September 12, 2008

Soccer Season Is Here

Well, Thomas has officially started playing soccer in a U-4 league.  He is the youngest one on the team (and the shortest) but he is having fun!  The first day was a little tough:  he was soooo hot (according to him), he couldn't understand why his uniform was so big and why he had to wear shin guards, he was more interested in gatorade than playing...but when he was finally able to play and kick the ball he had a good time.  He had a scrimmage last week and his first official game is Sunday afternoon.  Here are a few pictures of him during his scrimmage.  


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chattanooga Trip

We just returned from a wonderful visit with Nana and Paw-paw (Daniel's parents) in Chattanooga, TN.  They hosted a dessert for us on Saturday night and we were able to share all about our mission to Costa Rica with friends and family.  On Sunday morning, Daniel taught at Eastwood Church (the church he interned with after high school) and shared about Costa Rica with the congregation there.  It was a blessing to be able to spend time with old friends and to meet new ones who are going to be partnering with us as we go.    
We had a lot of fun with the boys playing outside, swimming and visiting the aquarium with their cousins Lennon and Jaxson.  The following are a few pictures from our time with them.

On Wednesday, we had an amazing time visiting Grace Calvary Chapel in Soddy Daisy, TN where Daniel taught and shared with the church body about our mission to Costa Rica.  We felt so at home here visiting with Kyle (missions pastor) and his wife, Amanda, as well as all of the loving people we met.  Every time we visit another Calvary Chapel we feel so at home and our time here was definitely a blessing!  Here are a few pictures of us at Grace Calvary Chapel with Kyle and Amanda.  

Lastly, one of the highlights of our trip was the entertainment we received every night by Thomas.  He loves playing the guitar and Nana had one at her house that was almost his size so he had a great time playing and singing for everyone who came to visit.  He played for hours--he definitely takes after his father's natural ability.  I am trying to attach a little video clip of him playing and singing for us one of the days we were there but it won't work right now so look for it to be posted soon.  I now know what we will get him for Christmas this year!!!  

Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers as we get ready to go!  We are excited about what the Lord continues to do in and through us as we follow His leading.     Zach. 4:6 "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit." says the Lord Almighty.