Monday, December 29, 2008

Wacky Weaver Christmas in Portland

So before we headed south to have Christmas w/ our family we celebrated it with just the four of us. It was nice to have some time together. Each kid recieved one gift and then they got one "family" gift ( I use " " because it was a gift that Mak and Zeke would need to share and I would need to except the fact that our family refrigerator just got turned into a magnet spelling bee). Kids really do make Christmas so fun. Though Zeke liked his new gift he still found greater joy in wrestling the gift wrap. What a knuckle head.

Snow days

Well.. though we are in the land of sunshine right now we wanted to share what winter bliss we experienced back in Portland a couple of weeks ago. It was great to play in the snow... It was NOT great to drive in the snow. But I do have to say it brought back "The Christmas Story" images with my children all bundled up in their snow gear.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Home stretch

This has been finals week for Greg. As of Thursday afternoon after 4:00 he will be done with all his finals... he just has to show up to his last class on Friday. One semester down!!! Just 3 more to go. Time has gone by really fast. And actually for the most part have had a lot of fun up here in Portland. (Minus my two major break downs ... my husband knew I wasn't all there when he married me... he was warned).

Okay... Warning I'm going to talk about my husband for a bit. I mean it is a blog... and do get to barf that out ever once in a blue moon.

Greg has done an amazing job balancing school work, being a husband, being a father, making friends, finding a new church, and even some part time work for his dad. Of course we all had to figure out what that balance was actually going to look like. But Greg and I were willing to adjust and work at it. It has been amazing this semester to watch him pursue a deeper love for Christ and allow himself to be challenged. I thank God that His timing is perfect. He has prepared Greg for just this time. Though we look forward to answers of our great unknown future (always living in the land of hypothetical), we are truly content with where we are today. Don't get me wrong, there are tough moments, tough days, even tough weeks. But at the end of it we feel healthier and united.

Okay, I know - barf. But someone asked me what I loved about this semester and that was my answer.

Well, tomorrow afternoon we will kick off our Christmas break by heading up to WA once again to attend Anna Rodriguez's 5th birthday party. Then on Wed we head to CALIFORNIA!!!