We have not abandoned the blog, just neglected it for awhile. But we thought what better way to jump-start the old blog than by creating a post about a momentous milestone in Bird Nest history! But before we get to that let me take your hand and walk you through the past few months
1) Scott's grandmother, who has suffered a stroke November, died the Thursday before Christmas. 'How sad!" may be your response but we would tell you that nothing better could have happened this Christmas! She has walked with Jesus nearly her entire life and had been anticipating being call home for more than a decade. So when the time came for her to finish her walk on earth she went peacefully, surrounded by loved ones and confidently knowing that the Gospel promise of peace with God and eternal life in His presence was at hand.
2) Apartment managing has been very time consuming (a-la the reason the blog has been neglected). Clogged sink? No problem. Noisy neighbors? I'll send my husband. But there have been numerous blessings.
3) Speaking of blessings since our new apartment is twice the size of our old place, Jonah just up and decided he'd better get mobile if he was to take full advantage of all this floor space. If you didn't catch it, Jonah now moves and even walks well with a little assistance.
4) School started back up for Scott who is taking 7 units (one class on how to prepare and deliver sermons and another on theology). But with the start of the spring semester also comes the arrival of conference season at GCC. The Resolved conference which will draw more than 3,500 attendees takes place the end of February and the good ol' Shepherds Conference takes place a week after that.
But now to the good stuff. Jonah had his first birthday yesterday. We had a nice dinner and then served Jonah his very own B-Day cake. Need I say more? I think the picture will take the lead from here....
Camera shy! But then in the good old days your nudie pic's were consigned to your grandmothers family photo album only to be unveiled again for the dating years. But doesn't every good 1st birthday end in a bath?