Thursday, May 6, 2010

Have a Great Spring!

For those of you that haven't been to Warroad, that's our church/home in the background - it used to be a dull blue color, but the first summer Aaron was here they painted it white - and it looks much better! Our apartment is in the upstairs - even though you can't see them on this picture, we do have windows :)

Oh yes, this is our garden - this picure slightly distorts it, but it really is huge for two people! The ground there is very muddy, so Aaron put it in ridges to encourage drainage and I think it's going to work great!
We went to an endorsing convention for state representative canidates - neither of us had ever been to one before, so it was pretty interesting - even though it was well over an hour away, we ran into several people we knew, so enjoyed visiting and also becoming better informed citizens.
Aaron's been working on our van the last couple days - it was giving us some trouble, and since we're planning on visiting some relatives in the next couple weeks, he's getting it all tuned up.
Today, Aaron and I went to International Falls - he spoke at a National Day of Prayer breakfast at a church there. He did a great job and I think everyone enjoyed meeting a real chaplain in a real uniform :) The people there also prayed for us and after the prayer time at the church, we went to the flagpole near the courthouse and prayed some more.

I've been reading a book of Rebekah's on pregnancy - I guess you could say it's very interesting.

We also were in Grand Rapids on Saturday night/Sunday morning to preach at Grand Rapids Baptist Church (that is, Aaron preached and I just sat there and smiled...) so we've been keeping very busy with things and I don't think it's going to slow down anytime soon!

End of April

My computer security system was being funny, so instead of trying to figure it out, I'll just go ahead and do two posts. As many of you know, my birthday was April 27 - I was 23 - if it weren't for Aaron, I would moan about how old that is, but as it is, married people go by their kids ages, not theirs, right?

The evening before my birthday we went over to my parents for supper and had cake with the grandparents, then the day of my birthday, Aaron gave me a beautiful necklace and took me on a picnic to Zippel Bay (where we got engaged), then in the afternoon we went out for dessert with some friends (half for fun, half for business...) and ended up with a very full, busy day :)

Also, some of the church ladies had a little party for me...
It was a beautiful and calm day at the lake!
Grandma K. gave us some chives and winter onions to transplant - we put them in the bed right by the church.
Me making zucchini lasagna - as soon as I have time, I plan to organize my cooking more, but for now I use what we need to use up - and we eat a lot of leftovers! This was a new recipe and it turned out well.
Aaron and I have this disagreement about cast iron skillets - he grew up with them as the main cooking "item" and I always thought they were strictly for camping. But I'm slowly getting used to them...This was a new one that Aaron had and had never used, so he's preparing it with oil.