Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Meet our puppy Buddy! We got him about a week and a half ago and he is settling in well. I love having a dog around again:)
 We had a great visit with my family. It went by so quickly though. And right after they left, I got really sick:( Thankfully I am feeling much better now, but I think I gave it to Ben...
 In Him,

Saturday, October 19, 2013


 Some of my family is coming tonight, and we're really looking forward to it!
 The past week has been quite uneventful. Tuesday evening we took a walk along the beach at sunset and got a few pictures.

Yesterday Ben had the day off and we ran some errands and went on a date. We tried a pizza buffet place and it was yummy! We're really enjoying trying new places and exploring:)
 Today, Lucian (the 4 year old I watch) is coming, and I have a couple things to get ready for sleeping arrangements for my family.
 Keep looking to Jesus for your all!
 In Him,
Ben & Esther

Friday, October 11, 2013

Regular Updates???


I would like to try and do more regular updates for my family since we moved so far away! I'm going to try and post at least once a week.. we'll see how that goes!

As most of you know, our dog Trooper (who we had to leave behind in WI:( We are currently living in an apartment, and he was super high energy. We just didn't feel like he would be able to get all the exercise he needed here) just recently died:( I've been having a really hard time with it. I feel guilty for leaving him behind, and just miss him so much. Anyways, Ben and I decided to do some research and try and find a dog that would do ok in an apartment. Not to take Trooper's place, but just because we are animal people and REALLY miss having a dog. From what we found, and looking at a lot of dogs, we have decided to get a cocker spaniel. Like this one maybe! 

And some guy came into Ben's work place yesterday and said he has some that are seven months old, for a very reasonable price. So, we're hoping to look at them sometime soon. We'll have to wait and see if that works out or not.

Other than that, I've been babysitting every. single. day. I love it, even though it can get tiring at times! It's nice to be appreciated and have the parents recommend you to their friends and co-workers, but I'm having to learn to say no!

The baby that I watch is almost 5 months old already. She is a cute little chunk. We don't have a washer and dryer yet, so I have to put her in the baby carrier and carry her and the laundry down four flights of stairs to the laundry room. Thankfully it is not very far, and I get a nice workout! 
 Lately she has been going through this phase were she'll only drink 1/2 oz. at a time! She is a little stinker, but I love having her around!

 We're really looking forward to my parents and a couple of my siblings coming next weekend! They'll be here for 5 days, I think:)

 On the adoption front, there is nothing new to report. Just saving, and waiting, and praying! Please continue to pray for us that God would give us the patience and trust in Him that we need to live day by day. We've been waiting for children for seven years, and sometimes, honestly I'm sick of waiting:( May His will be done.

 We love you all!
~Ben & Esther