Monday, May 23, 2011

My Sweet Hubby

My favorite seminarian finished his last class project of the school year yesterday. Therefore, overnight I have gone from feeling like a single working mom to a working mom married to a full-time homemaker. As of last week, this was Micah's world:

The laptop, books, glasses, backpack, pen and pencil, phone, watch, water bottle, a glass of wine, and a fork. As long as there was occasionally some food to go on that fork, he was all set to spend endless hours sitting in this spot. Micah works very hard, and really takes his studies seriously. We're very proud of him for that. After all of that hard work, it was time for some well-deserved "rest."

Micah knows that it's tough for me to work full-time and take care of three kids and the household while he's busy with school work. So, once he gets a break, I can usually count on some special surprises to greet me when I get home from work. Here's what I got today:
What a guy! I wish I would have thought to take a picture of the dinner he made, which was fabulous. If this continues for more than a few days, I'm going to be spoiled rotten.

The kids and I are so very thankful to have this man as our husband and father. The Lord has blessed us far more than we deserve. We look forward to this coming year, when rather than "student" he will be "Vicar Micah." We couldn't be more proud. God is good.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May Milestones

In my last post, I mentioned that we had an exciting few weeks coming up. An exciting few weeks it has been! Micah and I celebrated our 13th anniversary a few days early by going out for a lovely meal and to a fun Mercy Me concert. On the actual day, we decided to have a picnic dinner with the kids by the fountains in Forest Park. Since it was a little cloudy and chilly, we had the whole place to ourselves!

Then came Easter and our trip to Lincoln. We always love the opportunity to reconnect with family and friends, and we were thankful to celebrate our Lord's resurrection with our home church family. Aunt Che Che bought Maci an adorable Easter ensemble. It was hard to get a good picture of it since she was so excited that she couldn't hold still.

Then came the day we've been looking forward to for two years: Call Day! This is the day that the 2nd year seminary students receive their vicarage (internship) placements, and the 4th year students receive their pastoral calls. Here's a picture of Micah and the neighbor guys before the service.

We found out that Micah will spend the next year doing some hands-on learning at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles, MO. We're so excited about this next phase in our journey. We can't wait to serve at Immanuel, and we're so thankful that it's only 25 minutes away from our current home. Our kids can stay in their same schools, and I will keep my same job.

A few days later, we celebrated Joel's 5th birthday by going to a Cardinals game with Grandma and Grandpa. We had a great time, even though the Cards lost. It was a beautiful day, and Joel felt pretty special.

We've really been enjoying the warmer weather, and the kids got to play with the hose for the first time this year. There's just something about kids and water that brings endless joy. They were tuckered out afterwards and all collapsed in a lawn chair.

We are blessed beyond measure. God is good.