Thursday, August 31, 2006

Baby's Room

My friend Amanda and I were able to complete the painting and wall-papering of the baby's room this past weekend. I'm very happy with it! It is very cute. We couldn't believe how well the wallpaper matched the fabric we had picked out for the baby quilt that Amanda is making. We spent all afternoon on Sunday together. It was so nice of her to help out, even though she was tired from being pregnant herself. She is a fabulous painter, and she did all the cutting in on the top and at the edges - and she did a superb job. Thank you so much Amanda!!

David was gone over the weekend to Chelan for relaxing time at his parents condo with the rest of the family. I wish I could have joined them, but I had to work on Saturday. David played mini golf with our nephews, Jack and Joe, and had a great time on his uncle's new Jetski. When he got back, he set up the crib for the baby's room. We still need a mattress, but we're excited that the room is quickly coming together!

Will and Amanda joined David and I for a night out at the Mariners game on Tuesday night, too. We had a great time - the Mariner's played a very exciting game, leading off the first two batters of the night with homeruns! It was a little scary when our pitcher was hit in the head with a line-drive ball off Vladimer Guerrero. Our pitcher, Rafael Soriano, was taken off the field on a stretcher and taken to the hospital, but the next day he was released with nothing more than a concussion. The sound of the ball hitting his head was horrible, as if he had fractured his skull, but we were glad to hear the report the next day that he was okay.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Leanne and Dave

I am so excited for my one of my best friends back home. Her and her sweetheart were married in a beautiful, romantic outdoor ceremony in August. I was so glad I could be there for both my brother's wedding the weekend prior and then for Leanne's wedding the following Saturday. Leanne and Dave are so much in love and had a beautiful day to celebrate that love. It was a blessing to witness their celebration.

It was so nice to be there to see old friends again and to see another of my best friend's new little baby. Janie and Tim had Kate 4 months ago, and she was just the sweetest little thing! It's fun to see what we have in store for us! I enjoyed spending a couple afternoons with Janie and Kate.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Greg and Amanda

I am so excited for my brother and his brand new wonderful, beautiful wife! Today is Greg's birthday, so Happy Birthday to you, bro. David and I went back to Ontario for the first time in about a year and a half to see family and to participate in Greg and Amanda's wedding. We hadn't even met Amanda yet, but it was so exciting to see how in love they are. I just love my new sister-in-law. She is a sweetheart. It was such a blessing for both David and I to stand up next to them as they were married. David was honored to be Greg's best man and I was honored to stand beside Amanda in the bridal party too. Thank you so much Greg and Amanda for having us be such a big part of your wonderful day. The day was absolutely perfect, beautiful, sunny, not overly hot and humid, and blessed! I praise God for bringing these two together and for the love that they share.