May 14, 2009

Heidi likes it!

Heidi likes being on vacation. :)

May 4, 2009

The Mother of All Updates

It's been almost a month since we've posted, so we're due for some news and a whole lotta pics. So, hang on to your hats, folks.

Heidi is at a really fun stage where she likes to play, talk (babble) and grab for anything in reach, so there have been lots of fun times with Daddy lately. Matt likes to read her stories - he had a dream that her first word was "theology", so we're starting young and reading some really tough texts like Hop on Pop and a cloth book with zippers and snaps in it. "Theology" is right around the corner, we just know it.

Last week, we took our last trip with the Forge students before their graduation. We went down to Crier Creek near Houston. Matt enjoyed a last hoorah with his students, while Darcie entertained Heidi on the campgrounds and introduced her to her first outdoor water extravaganza at the splash pad. She's perfectly content with a bucket of water in her lap... until she splashes all the water out and wants some more. Careful Heidi, I think your midriff is showing!

Saturday also marked the graduation of our 4th group of Forge students. It was a busy, but fun weekend, honoring the students and sending them off to the next chapter in their lives. Matt also had a great reunion of former Forgies at the graduation. It's really neat how much the Lord impacts students' lives through the Forge, so much so that they want to return each year for graduation to welcome the most recent students into the world of Forge alumni.

And, for those of you who are not satisfied with a blog entry without a video, this one's for you...