Saturday, August 28, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Hello to all our friends and family! It's been TOO long since I've posted last (nearly FOUR months!!). Let me fill you in on what we've been up to...

After searching for work in Colorado and having a few leads fall through, we came up to our deadline for deciding and so we chose to stay in Minnesota at least until after the birth of our third child. God's providence worked out such that we made a quick move to Hinckley, MN - much closer to family (we moved in the beginning of July). We're enjoying living on a berry farm, complete with a pet dog (he is an outside dog, so I can bear it :) ), 6 chickens (got our first egg yesterday!) & until recently, 3 cows. Soon, we'll have some barn cats, too. We're loving being in the country and having a yard for the kids to play in!

Through much prayer and searching, Steve decided to pursue a long-time desire of his, that of driving truck. He's done with trucking school, has his license, and is currently training with Werner, driving all over the US. We are thankful for God's provision.

Our third child, Charles Gilbert Carr (named after his grandpas) was born on September 2nd to us in our home. It was my most difficult pregnancy and labor and I'm thankful to have a beautiful and healthy child - and get on with recovery! He does seem to be my most content baby, which is a blessing! I am working on writing his birth story, for those of you interested.

Steven and Hannah are playing more and more nicely together. It's such a joy to see them play! They adore their little brother and often ask, "Hold? Hold?"

Hannah says lots of words. She's walking very well now, even running some. She's starting to really enjoy looking at books. She loves to mimic Steven and have him mimic her. She's 15 1/2 months old now. She's eating more and more with her spoon (instead of her hands), and has a mouth full of teeth (still waiting for a couple to come through). She's getting more hair (finally) and it has a cute curl to it.

Steven knows his numbers (0-10), letters, colors and some shapes. He can count to 10 with a little help. He's 2 1/2 years old. He's very helpful, fetching things for me when I ask him to, emptying the dryer into a laundry basket and bringing it to the couch for folding.

We're looking forward to this new season in our lives, as we plan to stay close to family for a year or so, working to get out of debt, and then see what's next as Steve hopes to continue on toward seminary.

I'll be doing a picture-posting marathon soon - once I get to my inlaws to use their highspeed internet connection (dialup just isn't working for my picture posting tonight).