Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Getting caught up...

My how the month flew by! It feels like only yesterday that we were preparing for our little guys birthday... and here we are almost a month later. Unbelievable! Sorry I haven't been blogging. I will try and give you a cliff notes version of the last month.

On Isaiah's birthday we took him to his second Giants game compliments of Grandpa Korosy. One fun detail is that we actually got on TV multiple times! If you are interested in catching the game, you can do so online at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/index.jsp#20070810 (select the TV icon on the Giants/Pirates game on August 10.) For anyone who wants to see us but doesn't want to watch the whole game, we are shown at 38:40, 39:13, 39:40, 40:04, 40:53, 41:16, 43:38, 1:01:12, 1:01:41, 1:02:06, 1:03:07, 2:06:38, 2:32:48 and 2:36:55 (timestamps provided courtesy of my husband who watched it and wrote them down :)
One little disclaimer... I am NOT feeding Isaiah garlic fries at the game as the commentators thought. I was eating garlic fries and feeding him crackers. This was one of the things that they liked about our family however :) We are just glad to have this footage as a souvenir of our little guy's first birthday.

Isaiah made it through the whole game. Here is our very tired baby after it was all over.

The next day we held a little birthday party at MiMi's house (Grandma McFarland.) We had an island theme and it was fun to celebrate with friends and family. Isaiah got to try cake for the first time and decided he didn't really like it.

Just so I don't feel like the cake was a complete waste, here is a "before" picture of his island cake... There, now I feel better :)

And just like that, we have a one year old. It is so hard to believe that a year has passed since he was born. We have loved every day of it and only wish that we could press pause every once in a while to make each stage last a little longer. We couldn't be more crazy about our boy and we feel so blessed that God has entrusted him to us!

Since Isaiah's birthday we have been doing a lot of traveling.

Ted went to Prince George, BC for a little over a week and enjoyed some time with one of his old friends. They fished, relaxed, played cards and ended up having to work with a chainsaw when a bad storm blew through and took out the power for a few days! During that week Isaiah and I went to Baltimore, MD to visit our dear friends the Gautneys. We have been friends for many years now and it was so special to get to catch up with them. The only drawback to that trip was 5 hour flights with a teething, active one year old... need I say more? There is no question that it was worth it though. There is just something comforting about having history with special people. You are able to catch up as if no time has passed.

The following weekend my brother and his family and my sister and her family came into town for a visit. It was so fun (and crazy) to have the whole crew together. It is so special that the three cousins were born within a year. We hope that they will be very close and build many fun memories together.

In the midst of this busy time, we also somehow ended up buying a car. We have been looking for sometime but were not in any hurry to buy. Ted and I went out looking after dinner on our date night but had no intention of purchasing. Sure enough, later that evening we were driving off the lot with a 2002 Ford Explorer. I am always stressed about spending money, but our prayers were answered and the process went as smoothly as could be expected. Most importantly, Ted and I had fun and functioned as a team through the process.

Unexpectedly, two days later I had to leave on a business trip (with Isaiah) to Alaska. It was a whirlwind trip with some difficult meetings but by God's grace I got through it. An additional downside was having two more 4 1/2 hour flights with an teething, active one year old.

The day after we got back from Alaska, we loaded up in our new car and drove to Sonoma for a friend's wedding. Isaiah was able to come with us and that was both a blessing and a challenge. The biggest challenge was for us all to get some sleep in the same bed after we forgot his pack 'n play (costly mistake!) The wedding was beautiful and we had a lot of fun however.

We got home this past Sunday and were looking forward to enjoying the holiday on Monday together. Sunday evening I started feeling sick and came down with a bad stomach flu. Ted did a great job of taking care of both Isaiah and I. Unfortunately, he came down with the same thing on Monday afternoon. As I write this on Tuesday night, we are both starting to feel like we just might live. We discussed how being sick really makes you appreciate being well. I am so grateful that we are blessed with good health most of the time - unlike so much of the world.

We are gearing up for leaving this Friday to drive to LA for Ted's brother's wedding. We will be out of town until Sunday and then I will leave for a business trip to Scotland the following Wednesday. I am nervous and sad as this will be my first trip without Isaiah :(

Perhaps after this lengthy update it is evident why I haven't had time to blog in the past month. Just looking at the calendar, the next month isn't looking too hot either. I will do my best to hit the highlights whenever I have a chance.

In the midst of all the craziness I am so grateful that we serve a God who is Good and who is taking care of us. We have so much to be thankful for.