Sunday, March 14, 2010

20 Week Ultrasound

My 20 week ultrasound was this week, and we found out we are having boy number three! We were not too surprised, and are excited to see what kind of adventures we will have with three boys close in age. We are happy that everything looks healthy. In the picture below, he is curled up with his knees touching his nose.
A picture at 20 weeks, before heading to a friend's for dinner.

Elliot playing on his brother's bed.


Grandpa and Ezra taking a break from some packing in the basement.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Meijer Gardens

Can you see the two butterflies?
The kids and I had a little getaway, and visited Meijer Gardens here in Grand Rapids with other moms and kids. The sunshine and warm temperature in the garden house was very nice, although the mid-forty temps outside isn't too bad this week! There were a lot of other kids with moms, dads or grandparents; and a lot of photographers taking pictures in the butterfly house.

From their brochure:
Butterflies Are Blooming features butterflies from tropical regions around the world flying freely in the 5-story Tropical Conservatory. The 80-degree conservatory is filled with thousands of exotic butterflies from tropical regions around the world. More than 40 different species of butterflies and moth make this a warm and colorful exhibition. Throughout the exhibition, butterflies can be viewed drinking nectar from the flowering plants and feeding stations, congregating among stream beds and flying freely within the five-story tropical conservatory.

Ezra jumping. He jumps off of everything. Doesn't the couple in the back ground look like they are having fun? I like how this picture captures two different ages enjoying life.

Calvin Seminary Farewell

Monday morning was my last day of working at Calvin Seminary. I was privileged to have a green and yellow-themed (John Deere) farewell party with fellow staff and faculty. I am grateful for the opportunities I had to learn and serve as an employee. I transitioned into marriage, motherhood, and our first two calls in ministry during our time here, so I experienced a ton of transition and growing. Although I'm going to miss my colleagues, I'm really looking forward to the time ahead with the kids at home (and on the farm... that is why the John Deere theme:).

A special lunch on Friday.