Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Our trip

Here are a couple of pictures of Dusseldorf, Germany. The plan is to move there by the end of March- as long as all our funds have come in.
We just went for a visit to check out the city and see if our family could live there. It's a great city and our children will do GREAT. It's very safe and very international.
We met people who work with YouthCompass and they are all so great. We met some of the kids we'll be working with and even got to check out the international school where most of the kids go. It was very exciting and the house they have for us is perfect.
So now that we are back, we have to dive into fundraising. We need to raise about $2300 a month and the board in Dusseldorf raises the rest of the needed amount. We've been meeting with people to see if they'd like to be part of our team. SO, right now we could use all your prayers as we try to make our goal by March!!
They want us there by March so Nick can participate in project compassion. It's a service project the kids go on every year. They are going to Albania to build medical clinics in a small village. It'd be a perfect time for Nick to start building relationships with the students.
Pray for us as we are fundraising! We are also looking for opportunities to talk with groups of people-small groups or friends of yours we may not know.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween/12 month stats

Here are the kiddos on Halloween. Josiah had quite a day being Buzz Lightyear! Sophia didn't care much-but I wouldn't either if I couldn't have any candy!
Sophia's 12 month Stats:
16.6 lbs 27 3/4 in. She's 1%
Our doctor went ahead and did a urine sample to check her thyroid-I haven't heard anything yet (no news is good news right?). He said there is really no concern because she's so proportionate. She's just a petite little girl. He said to feed her well and we'll check her in two months.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Sophia!!!

The birthday girl

Daddy and Sophia opening presents

Not too fond of the cake-just like her brother.

The birthday bear singing to her-she loved it!

Sibling love!

The cousins!

Balloon fun!

Josiah and Evan enjoying their cupcake-it took three years for Josiah to enjoy sugar!

Sophia had her 1st birthday party this weekend! Tuesday is her real birthday and also her 12 month well child appointment. Excited to see all her stats-I know she's only about 17 lbs. She such a little peanut!
Thanks to all the family for coming. We had a blast!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekend in Salem

We headed down to Salem, OR to visit some family. It was great to see everyone-it had been too long!! My cousin just had a beautiful baby daughter, Evelyn Louise. I'm so glad we were able to see the baby-she was 11 days early.
Josiah played with his cousin Adam. They are close in age and they play so well with each other. They played super hero's the entire time! Josiah is still talking about being batman!
Sophia will be one year on the 26th! I can hardly believe it! I guess I should start figuring out her birthday but we've just been so busy.
We'll be leaving for London and Germany in one month. We are very excited but I need to get new clothes. We have family pictures this month-no idea what to wear for that either!
Nick's been meeting with families to raise support and also helping at YoungLife! I have a feeling it's going to be nonstop until we move to Germany. Such is life and we are so excited for this opportunity! It's great to have finally found a vocational ministry that is truly missional!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Opportunity

We have a new opportunity with Youth Compass. Nick made a new blog in order to keep people updated on new information and our support status.
Go and visit it at

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Sophia and Cousin Alexandra

Josiah posing with Great Grandpa's favorite tractor
We went to Lynden, Washington this weekend to visit some family we have up there. We all had a blast! Sophia loves her cousins Alexandra and Olivia. Alexandra and Sophia were attached at the hip for three days-it was very cute!
Josiah loved Alexandra's playroom and big swingset outside. He even got to play with his big cousin Nicholas. I wish I would have taken more pictures!
It was a great weekend to visit with family we haven't seen in awhile. We hope to get up there more often!
Thanks to the Weibe, Tellefsen, and Bott family for the great weekend!!


The little peanut is 10 months old today! She had her last check up at 9 months-she was 10% across the board. 15 lb. 13 oz. 25 3/4 in. She's definitely a peanut.
She loves to climb and walk along the furniture. She loves to play pattycake and she loves bananas!
She has two bottom teeth and this week she's been working on the top two-not fun!
She's such a sweet, happy girl and we're so blessed to have her!

Monday, July 19, 2010