so there was a winter?
It seems crazy that it is already March. Having a snowless winter makes it feel like time is standing still but then I remember all of the things that have happened in the past few months.
Keller is 6 months old! I never thought the day would come. He is an incredible baby and has the sweetest personality. He loves to laugh (especially at Sherman and Daddy) and plays constantly with toys and books. We have become regulars at our church’s Tuesday playgroup and hang out with a group of baby friends on Thursdays. I joined a bible study at church on Wednesdays and Keller enjoys play time in the nursery. He loves the childcare workers there. He has been getting his bottom two teeth in and his left one popped out today after his nap! He is also rolling around a lot now and still likes to play with his toes. He had his first bad tummy ache last night and threw up a lot of avocado. Becca was over so we each got a turn getting puked on. 😦 What a way to turn 6 months old. It was scary but thankful his tummy settled enough for him to sleep. Guess we shouldn’t have fed him a whole avocado – lessons we don’t really want to learn, right?
We put an offer in on a house this morning, We have been looking for about a month now and found one that is in between work and church. It is near one of the few real lakes in Orlando. We like the neighborhood because it reminds us of Minnesota – mature trees, established neighborhoods, older homes. We went for a walk around the area and met some nice neighbors. Hopefully the woman who owns the house accepts our offer! We are excited to be homeowners again. The backyard is nice for Keller to play in when he’s older and there is an orange tree and a lemon tree!
Our life group (bible study) is starting to study Philippians and our goal is to memorize the book. It has been good to learn from each other and to focus on the Word more. It is also fun for Phil and I to help each other memorize the verses and soak up Paul’s encouraging words to the Philippians. I am thankful for the people that God has placed in our lives and how easy it has been to get to know them.
We are in the season of visitors right now and it is awesome! My mom, aunt Shirley and (foster) sister Autum came to visit at the end of February. A couple of friends from YouthWorks stayed over on their way to a cruise. We met up with my friend April and her family last week. Our cousins, Katie and David, are coming to town. Pete Z (college friend) will be here for a church-planting conference in a couple of weeks and, in April, Nina and Wayne will be here!! Phil’s mom and stepdad will be here in May too. We love hosting people and catching up on life in Minnesota. We’ll be home at the end of July and can’t wait for Keller to see the farm 🙂
We also celebrated with our friends Brian and Kelly at our first Orlando wedding. It was a rainy day but the sun came out right when Kelly started walking down the aisle. So beautiful.
Next week, we are in a bowl-a-thon for a local teen program. Hopefully I don’t embarrass myself too much!