Sunday, December 28, 2008
Below is the beginning of our family.
Samuel and Mommy on December 28th, 2005
Samuel in Nepal 2005
In honor of the third anniversary of us becoming a family, I am reposting the video of two becoming three. We are and will always be so thankful for our beautiful son. As he continues to grow and bless us, we will always remember this special day in December of 2005.
Monday, December 22, 2008
So on a snowy weekend we went in search of our tree. First we had to get Samuel to actually walk through the snow and not crawl (slows the process down just a little, not to mention the moose poop that is out there). Then we tried our best to find a tree that didn't look like a Charlie Brown tree (with no avail). Yes, I am doomed to a Charlie Brown Christmas once again. You can see straight through the tree, but it is pretty! I picked out the tree this year and Sam and Andreas cut it down. (the pictures below and in the reverse order, but enjoy our adventure).
Andreas accomplished the cutting and tying it to the car.
Sam and Andreas cutting the tree.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Lover of your people;
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Samuel has just finished his first semester of pre-school. He goes 3 days a week for 3 hours. His Swedish is definitely better, but of course he is picking up things from the other kids. We do not allow weapon toys in the house nor does he watch violent films, but Samuel builds guns and swords and his lego men fight all the time. Today when we went to the toy store he started playing with the guns and when I asked him why he liked the guns he told me that they were to kill the bad dinosaurs!? What in the world? Somehow it just happens!!! He is all boy.
Of course while in the toy store he also asked me for every toy that wasn't pink (according to him pink is ONLY for girls). So now we are also trying to find a way for him to enjoy the gifts, but realize that the celebration is for Jesus. Not very easy in this consumer's world. However, he is so sweet when we talk about Jesus's birthday and he insists that the 24th pocket on his advent calendar is a gift for Jesus and not him.
I hope that you enjoy the pictures below. We miss you all, especially during this time. Know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. And like Prof. Lauter always told me, I am sucking it up, and serving Jesus.
Crazy boy! Need I say more?
For his birthday, Nonna (my mom) bought Samuel his own computer (kids of course). He likes to pull it out on the coffee table and act like he is working like Pappa. I love his little feet on the shelve under the coffee table. He is so funny.
Our church in fall.
We have a wonderful canal that runs through the town. It empties into a very large lake on the edge of town. It really makes the town feel quaint.
Hamming it up with his gifts during his Swedish/Nepali birthday party
Looking very Nepali and handsome.
Mommy and Samuel looking very Nepali at the Nepali restaurant.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I have added a few pictures below. I had to get the pumpkin in at the end also. There are some traditions that have to stay even though you are in a foreign country and I love carving pumpkins (even though my Aunt Judy is way better at it than me).
We miss and love you all. God bless you and know that we are thinking and praying for you.