Monday, December 14, 2009

My Gift from God

Origin - Hebrew
Meaning - Gift of God

Today is Matt's birthday.
(Note: Dec 14 was his birthday, but I was having some issues with Blogger.)
And he is my Gift from God in so many ways!

I love your crazy adventurous spirit!
(Yes, that little blur in the middle of the photo is Matt diving from the cliff.)

I love the way you see into people's hearts, speaking words of truth and hope.

I love your commitment to walk in what is true and right
- and how you teach others to do the same.

I love how you see the humor in any situation.
(You were so excited to get this shot of matching comb-overs.)

I love how you love Eliana and me.

You truly are my Gift from God! I am so thankful that I get to do life with you!

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Third time's the charm... We hope!

Last week we went to Salem (for the 3rd time) to get an official apostille stamp from the state. We need to prove that all our documents that we are turning in for our visa to Slovenia are legit and this stamp does just that.

Theoretically, we have everything we need for our visa except our "letter of invitation" from a church in Slovenia. We have had a long and difficult process acquiring this all important letter. We have been waiting for 7 months to see if the Slovene Baptist Denomination would invite us and just recently we found out that the church we are going to work with won't have the authority to provide that letter. So we (and by that I mean Terry) are looking into other options. Please pray that God opens another door to get invited so I can get these cute girls overseas soon.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Civil War Blues

Last night Sharon, Eliana, and I went over to my parents to watch the Civil War football game between Oregon State and University of Oregon. It was a great game and even though our team lost we had a great time cheering and hanging out with family.

We got the cutest little cheerleader around.