Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I (Tim) as a kid remember being at Thanksgiving dinner and someone recommending that we all share something for which we are thankful. That is a nice idea, but with the food smelling really good and getting cold in front of me, I always wished we could have done that after we ate. Since we have a blog, I am going to share what I am thankful for this year.

I am thankful for my Sweet Baboo, the Heidster. She is my favorite and I love her a lot. Soon we will get to enjoy our first offspring and that will be great. I am blessed, indeed.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I finally made it into Peapods today to exchange something. What an amazing store! I was overwhelmed by it incredible-ness. Definitely going back there. With Christmas coming up, if you have to buy gifts for children, you'll have to check it out on Snelling and St. Clair. Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Barnabas Team

Bethlehem Baptist has missionary support teams for the missionaries they send out and after hearing about it first hand from our teammates, Tim and I thought it was a pretty sweet idea, so we "copied" them and started one of our own about a year ago. Our Barnabas Team is a group of people from different areas of our life that get together once a month to pray for us and for our ministry. It has been a blessing to be a part of it while we are still in the States, but I imagine it will be even more vital to our well-being once we are in Senegal. We like to think of our team as our inner-circle of support, those at home holding the ropes for us.

We also had the privilege of visiting Joe and Cara's Barnabas Team about 2 weeks ago and joining with their friends to pray for them as well as give and eye-witness update on how they are doing. It was a great encouragement to us to see how much this group of believers has personally taken on the ministry of our team through Joe and Cara. The depth of their concern for our friends and for the Wolof people was tremendous. It re-affirmed to us that we can't be successful in this endeavor without the prayer support of the body of Christ.

If you have any questions about our barnabas team or would like to visit one of our prayer times, please let us know!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas came early this year

Heidi is nesting. I guess pregnant women do that. She actually has been nesting for a while now. On Sunday she decided that it was time to buy a Christmas tree and decorate the house for Christmas. So, we bought a tree at Target and put it up while listening to Christmas music. It looks good but I usually don’t start the Christmas season until after Thanksgiving. I am not one to argue with a pregnant woman, so I will wish you all a very early Merry Christmas.

On Thursday night I watched the Broncos play the Browns with Brian and Nic. It was not that great of a game until the 4th quarter. At that point, the Broncos were down 23-13 and only had one healthy running back (a fullback) on the field. Jay Cutler connected with Eddie Royal, a rookie receiver, for a 93 yard catch and run and the momentum changed back to the Broncos. From that point on, Cutler put the team on his back and carried them to victory. The final score was 34-30 in the Broncos favor and hope for the season was restored. Or the game was simply a stay of execution. I’m not sure which it will end up being, but it was nice to see the Broncos finally win a game.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Halloween Fun

I don't really like Halloween as a holiday, but it's fun to dress up and get free Chipotle. Here's a few shots from Friday nightIndiana Jer

Santa (Linsey)
Turbine I and Turbine II

Tim's costume as "Mullet Man" with uncomfortably short, need I say more?

Baby and I went as a bowling ball. Easy and comfy!

Hope you had a great Halloween! We waiting in line at Chipotle for about an hour for our free burritos, but it was totally worth it.