Wednesday, November 5, 2008
It's been a while...
I like blogging a lot, but it takes me forever b/c I want to sit here and think about what to say and make our blog pretty, and before you know it I've been sitting down for 2 hours and it's time to get something real done. :-)
Life's been pretty good down here, we went to a new church 2 weeks ago, called Christ Chapel Bible Church. A guy TJ works with recommended it, and we loved it. It's really big, but we felt so welcome and loved the worship and teaching. The pastor tackled the subject of submission that Sunday, so TJ was all about it. :-) We were impressed with the way he handled such a sensitive topic, and how he backed everything up with a lot of scripture. This week we went back and this time we also went to a Sunday School class. I felt so much like a new kid at a new school, but it was really good. It was about marriage, so we read a passage and discussed it at our table and then the guy leading it spoke to the men and his wife spoke to the women. Tomorrow I'm going to go to the women's bible study they have every week, and I'm pretty nervous. They've been doing it since September, so I will really be the new kid there. But I got the homework and I think it's going to be a lot of fun. (Plus they have daycare, so I can go in the morning!) This is just the hard part of finding a great church - making friends and getting to know people. It's pretty exciting though. We loved CPC so much it's hard to imagine a better fit for us, but I know God has one just as good here. (Hopefully it's Christ Chapel!)
Josiah is getting so big! I got on a scale yesterday and then got on it with him, and I think he's somewhere between 13-14 pounds. He's such a big boy! I can't believe how fast he's growing. This past week he's really starting making sounds and cooing, which is a blast. He's laying on the couch beside me right now talking and looking around. I called and made an appointment with a pediatrician, and the soonest they could get us in was 2 and 1/2 weeks from now, but at least the doctor's that much in demand. I'm anxious to get his official weight and length and see how much he's grown in the past month. He's been sleeping through the night semi-regularly, which is soo nice. As long as I make sure he eats really good around 11, he'll sleep until around 6 and then I wake up feeling great! Last night I went to a Bunco party and took him with me, where he charmed the socks off of all the women there. He was so good, he smiled at everybody and didn't cry. He even fell asleep in the middle of all the noise and people. We can't wait to bring him home at Christmas and show everyone how big he's getting!
TJ's work is going well, he's taking on more responsibility as he learns the business. He says Uncle Larry is a good teacher, and he's enjoying himself. I think he's looking at maybe checking out a men's bible study at church next week.
Well this was a novel! I took a picture of Siah this morning in his big boy pants (really any pants are big boy pants at this point!) - just so you can see how much he's growing. We miss everyone!