Monday, May 28, 2007

Birthday Boy

My baby is 25. We celebrated his entry into a quarter of a century with Vangaurd Church, brats, basketball, homeade salsa, frisbee and fajitas! What an amazing husband I have, and now we can rent a car! What could be better?
Hooray! For the Birthday Boy.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Best First Year of the Rest of My Life

Wow, John and I just celebrated a whole year of marriage. It has been the best year of my life. Even with all of the changes and challenges, being united with John under Christ has been incredible. God surely does love me in wonderful ways. And one of the best ways is through John. Praise the Lord.
We spent the day and night in Denver and went back to the Belmar. Here is a little trip down memory lane.

Thanks for everyone who remembered and thank you to all who have made our life together so amazing. We love you!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Mom's Day

This Mothers Day my fam drove to Colorado Springs to enjoy an evening with Mom Teten and fam. We went to Vangaurd church, which is my favorite church in the Springs and America for that matter. The fam had never seen Glen Eyrie or Headquarters of the Navs. So we took a small tour of the castle and grounds and took a hike up to the waterfalls. What should have been a small hike turned into a challenge due to all the rushing water that no one had seen in years. So we helped my poor mom cross the river many times, and she gracefully did not get wet at all.

Eric's Mom, Geri, joined us too on the day of Moms. This is just before those with tennis shoes stopped and the Chacos went on. It was too hard to do without getting wet.

The boys: John, Eric and Brandon hiked up further to the punch bowls. They are little pools of frigid water formed in the hollows of rock. You have to run up the side of the rock to get any air into the pools. Here is my brave husband before he looses all ability to breath submerged in the icy water. Oh I wish I could have watched.

Because there was so much water the waterfall was more powerful than I have seen it. It was misty and cool just standing yards away from it. It was so much fun to see with my fam.

And here are those brave men before they hike further to the cold bowls.

Later we had BBQ with the Teten fam and played some card games before my fam had to head home. But Mom Teten made some delicious food and we enjoyed homemade ice cream before they left. Thanks for such a fun and delicious day Fam. I am so blessed to have such an incredible family and I could not have even dreamt of a better family to marry into.

Victory in Christ

John and I are so proud of his Dad. Bill ran the Colorado half marathon. He had been training for this goal for a while and it was so exciting for John to see him cross the finish line. (I was still at Starbucks.) Sorry Dad Teten!

Here he is representing the running legs of the body of Christ.

Later we went to a new place in Fort Collins called Dempsey's for breakfast. David and Pamela (tired from her late night bridal shower) joined us.

And so did John's beautiful sister Kristi and her husband Jens. It was a lot of fun to get some Teten time! Thanks.

Monday, May 14, 2007

End of Spring

We ended the spring semester with a wootie! The graduating women shared some delish dessert at the Melting Pot as we celebrated their accomplishments. Good Luck you girls.Then we had our regional staff meetings in St. Pete beach. We spent some great time with our staff that we really love to see. While the men went golfing, we were given money to spend at the cutest little scrapbooking store. We scrapbooked one page about what God has been doing in our lives for a while

This is my page. God has been teaching me for about 3 yrs now. He has been reminding me time and time again about the true freedom that I have in Him. A verse that has been huge in this process is Psalm 119:45. It says: "I will walk in freedom for I have devoted myself to Your commandments." So I had fun creatring a free page. With the verse written on the card with a key on it. I believe so much that by devoting my heart to the Lord, it has set me free. I just need to remember it and chose to walk in freedom.

We then got to share these lessons with the other women on the beach. With chai and cookies! A little bit of worship and prayer ended our time.