Saturday, April 23, 2011

A parent update

It's been a while....sorry.  Let me bring you up to speed....

The past 2 months have been VERY busy.  More full than normal....this has led to certain things becoming very difficult to maintain....like hanging out with friends.  Sorry friends!  Heidi has been training for a half-marathon.  It has gone really well...most days pushing the jogger and still maintaining about a 9 minute per mile pace.  On her long runs...I bike alongside of her...because, really, you have to be a little bit crazy to run that much...


We have been struggling through the last few weeks with Elizabeth....who is pushing out molars, not sleeping well at night, and is CLINGY like crazy.  Oh lord...give us patience.  At least she's cute...

 
And how are WE doing? Ah-ite.  We realized this past week....that we have really slacked on our date nights.  We still do them (have every week for 8 years)....but in the last six months, we've had them in our own house...rented a movie, and made cookies (well, Heidi did that....I eat them).  The problem with this is....date nights are about:  conversation, reflection, intentionality, spontaneity, and simple romance.  We realized that we've gotta get back to that.  So last week...we got a babysitter (on a Monday night, which is literally the only night we really have free) and went for it.  And...it was lovely.

Ministry is well.  God, thanks.  Expected struggles mixed with gratitude and amazement.

And us...how are we connecting as a fam?  Still climbing (have an upcoming camping/ climbing trip in Washington in a few weeks), still taking long walks, still exploring, still hiking....and yesterday:  CYCLING!




These are good days folks...and we're trying to enjoy them


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