Lots of knitting to fill Megan's 4 week Christmas break - Mike had 4 days off :(
Mike started taking classes though Cornerstone School of Theology (Old Testament and Theology 2), an approximately 2 year program that will result in a Masters of Arts and Theology.
Megan's last semester at ISU started.
Valentine's Day in: watched Ratatoille and had french bread/cheese/fruit/meat and the wine and chocolate covered strawberries.
Started having Wednesday lunches with Melissa on campus - highlight of my week!
Spent half of spring break in St. Joe's, MO with Mike (for a business trip) and then drove up to Courtney's house in Minnesota to hang out with friends.
Closed on the house on the 28th after full months working with the underwriting process - HINT: even if you have a steady salaried job and the money to put down the 20% on the house and have never been late on any payment, if you haven't had more than one credit card each, you won't have "enough" credit for a pre-approval. Get a store card. Grr.
House projects like crazy (Living Room, Kitchen, and the upstairs bathroom were the biggest - bathroom post still in progress)
Mike's birthday (the parents and I got him a grill)
Elise's wedding shower
Ashley and Brandon's wedding in Cedar Rapids
Megan's graduation from ISU and moving into the house on the 10th (not to mention then hosting hot pot dinner for 20 at the house that night!)
Gideon's birthday party and Rachel and Nick's wedding in Cedar Falls
Jeff and Elise's wedding in Wisconsin - I began my career of music push play-er :)
DeWaard vacation at Kirk's cabin in Sauk Center, Minnesota
CST classes continued (History of Christianity 1) for both Mike and I, as I started taking them through the CORE program - full class with no tuition and no degree.
Picking, pitting and baking our sour cherries from the tree outside
Watching Courtney's new puppy, Lyla
Started looking into the process to become foster care parents
Megan counselled at Kid's Camp
Grunder Campout in Maquoketa
Mike's 5 year class reunion
Our 2nd Anniversary trip to St. Louis including meeting Jennifer and Todd for lunch, the Zoo, the City Museum and ice cream with cousins Bryan, Karen and Trenton.
Megan started discipling college students through Salt Co.
CST (Cross Cultural Church Planting)
Paige and Brock's wedding in Illinois
Started PS-MAPP (the training class for foster care)
Ellie K. and Ben G's first birthday parties
CST (Missionary Anthropology),
ISU Volleyball games
Family Thanksgivings - including announcing pregnancy to family
Cribbage and hot pot night with Jake, Sarah, Zach, Emily and Dan
Announced Baby Traxel's existence to the world
Lots of Christmas'
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