Our journey

Friday, April 27, 2007

Selah at 4 months

We took Selah to the doctor for her 4 month check-up last week. She weighed 15 pounds, 12 ounces and was 25 1/4 inches tall! She is in the 95th percentile all the way around. We cannot praise God enough for her. She is the blessing of all blessings in our life. Selah received her next round of vaccinations and did great. Ryan sang to her to sooth her and distract from the painful pokes in her thighs. His favorite songs to sing to her have similar lyrics, "Selah, Selah...." just to the tune of different songs such as Amazing Grace or David Gray's, Sail Away.

She's been hanging out with us as we pack up our stuff and helping every chance she gets. Selah likes to hold everything and make sure it tastes okay. She is rolling from her back to her tummy with ease...almost every time I lay her on her back. On Monday of this week, she found her feet first thing in the morning. So now, she grabs her feet and pulls them to her mouth as we change her diaper or when she is not rolling over.

Ryan has been busy sharing about our new job with church groups, students ad kids. We are excited that we have so much support as we follow the Lord's call. I have experienced answered prayers as the Lord has brought me much peace over the past few weeks. He is good.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Johnny Jump Up

Selah loves her Exersaucer, but it's just going to be be too big to take with us overseas. So, we got her a Johnny Jump Up. This baby toy classic is much smaller and lighter and she can still exercise her legs and hopefully enjoy it. Today was her first time in it, and well...just enjoy the video.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Backpacking and Easter

I've resisted blogging for the past few days because so much has happened in the past two weeks it's hard to know where to start. 2 weeks ago Laura flew to Amarillo and I flew to San Francisco with Scott. Scott and I backpacked about 42 miles in King Range National Conservation Area in NorCal. The hiking was a bit challenging (one day we went 14.5 miles and went up and down several thousand feet), but it was so beautiful and it felt like we had the whole park to ourselves.

I find it easier to connect with God while spending significant time in his amazing creation. The pics don't do it justice. Here are a couple. As usual there are more on our Flickr.
Selah had a fun time in Amarillo. I flew there on a Saturday and the next day was Easter. I helped her find some eggs on her first Easter egg hunt. As usual she was very keen on putting every egg in her mouth.