Our journey

Friday, September 29, 2006

29 weeks

Here she is. 29 weeks. Man, this is going by quickly. Laura is doing very well health-wise. She just gets really tired around 8.30 or 9.00. Everything is going well, except she doesn’t enjoy getting bigger. I am hoping she gets an outie. I think that would be hilarious. Laura’s parents flew in last night as Ron is leaving today to go with our church on a mission trip to Kenya. He will be doing storying with the Mossai people out in the bush. I’m jealous. It’s always great to see them, though.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Brother Visit

Laura's brother, Chris, came down for a short visit a few days ago. Chris is an architecture student at Boston Architectural College in, you guessed it, Boston. He has also been working for an architecure firm, BKA, and they sent him down to Houston on business. We were able to share a few meals and our home with him. I also provided some special consulting for him, the details of which are classified for now. It is always great to see Krispy. Here is a picture of him at 4.45 in the morning before he left our house for the airport. He doesn't look to bad considering.


Last weekend, we went to Nicaragua to visit our friends, Chris and Krista. We used to live next door to them in San Francisco. They now work outside of Managua. They have pretty amazing ministries among the Nicaraguans. One of the most impacting parts of their ministry we witnessed was at the city dump. There is a large community of people who live in the dump and scavenge the trash for any materials they might be able to sell. Here is a pic of the scavengers.

With any community there are families and children. As the families are extremely poor, the babies and children are almost all malnourished. Chris and Krista and Krista's parents (also missionaries down there) spend time feeding the babies to ensure that the children will at least have a decent start to life and have a greater chance of surviving. Here is a family who lives in the dump.

We also had some fun going to a cave near a volcano. Bats flew around our head for a bit. The last night we enjoyed a good old American movie at the "VIP" theater. This was the most posh theater I have ever encountered. We enjoyed The Sentinel each in our own full size leather recliners. For more pics of our trip, click on Our Photos on the left.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Caney Creek Crew rides again

I had pretty good response to the first wakeboarding video, so I figured I would post this one. We're a little behind on blogging, so I'm trying to catch up today.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Baby has a Face!

We just had our third ultrasound done and it was amazing as usual. I got there late because of traffic, but the nice ultrasound tech waited for me. The images were even more amazing and defined since our baby is now 26 weeks. We could see fingers and toes really well, and could even see teeth that are in the baby's head, waiting to grow in when the time is right. The coolest thing ever was when the lady pushed the magic button and the screen changed to 4D mode. (I had to explain to Douglas that this does not mean we traveled through time, the fourth dimension.) The picture was amazing. You could actually see what our baby's face will look like! He opened his mouth, rubbed his eye, stuck out his tongue. It was amazing. If you notice, I am using "amazing" a lot. Also, I am using "he" for the baby. I am using this in the English neuter sense. We are going to wait until the baby is born to find out the sex.

In other news, we went to Nicaragua this past weekend. It was great hanging out with Chris and Krista, our good friends we used to live next door to in California. More details to come after I get some pics of the trip up.