Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 2010

Hey everyone!
We decided it is due time for an update about our lives. Shiloh is eight months old already! He has three teeth and is working in two more right now. He will probably start crawling any day now and we are sure walking will follow close behind. We have been enjoying summer in Minneapolis. The pictures are a sampling of the beautiful flowers all over our yard thanks to Sara's hard work.It has been a nice change of pace to spend so much time at our house and with family.

After a month of job searching, four interviews and two job offers, Tim has a job! He is a janitor at Sholom Community Alliance in St. Paul. Sholom started out as the House for the Jewish Aged in 1908 and has evolved into a very nice hospice, nursing home, assisted living, equal opportunity housing apartment facility. Right now Tim is working 25 hours a week and has night and weekends to be with the fam! Thanks for your prayers.

Dana will start her job the end of August. She will be watching our friends Josh and Courtney's daughter, Isabel Grace. We are excited for this season of life and thankful for God's provision of jobs.

In other exciting news, we are building a pottery studio on our front porch. The picture above is the wall and door Tim and Andrew framed and walled. When completed it will be home to a brand new pottery wheel that we are buying together with the Howards. The Howards will also be purchasing a used kiln so we will be able to throw, trim, glaze and fire in our house! There is a lot of work to be done but it is definitely worth it. We are dreaming together of doing a couple sales a year on our front porch. We would be selling pottery as well as other handmade goodies all from our housemates. Stay tuned!

This month we enjoyed visits from the two grandmas and great-grandma. We are looking forward to grandpa beaver being here next weekend as well! We also enjoyed a visit from our dear friend Lydia who is from Holland. Overall life is good.Below is a picture of 'the twins' Leif and Shiloh. Though Leif, Andrew and Sara's second son, is three months younger he is bigger than Shiloh! We love you all and welcome your calls, emails, letters or visits! Shalom!