Monday, November 30, 2009

[two reasons to be thankful this season!]

The second reason to be abundantly thankful this thanksgiving is because Peter and I (Sarah) are expecting the first and newest addition to our barber family! YES, THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS....we are having a baby!!!!!

We've been dying to share the news, and now that all our family knows, we're thrilled to get to spread the news to you! We actually just had our 12 week appt. today, and got to listen to the heart beat for the very first time--a moment I don't think either one of us will ever forget! Praise God lil' barber is healthy and has a rapid heart beat of 160.

The photo below is how we shared the news with Peter's folks and mine. The story goes like this. We found an online site where we could make and send personalized onesies--the perfect surprise gift! So Peter and I went ahead and made the three you see below and then sent them off to our parents with a note that said "Coming soon to a city near you" and then the due date, which is June 10th. We made sure to double package it, with the inside package requesting that they each call us before they open it--we wanted to be sure to hear their excitment.

All went as planned until our parents in Brazil didn't receive the package within the time we had expected. was plan B with them and we'll have to share that story another time.

So there you are friends....we're so thankful for this new gift of life we have coming our way next June.

Friday, November 20, 2009

[two reasons to be thankful this season!]

God blessed us in two ways recently, and they're kind of related. I'll save the bigger one for last, so you'll have to read to the end of the post... The first was the purchase of a new car. We had been saving and looking for a new car for some time now, but we hadn't found what we had been looking for. Then, one of our friends recommended an auto broker who attends our church, and ta-da, a few weeks later we had a new car! The process was amazing and virtually painless. We highly recommend auto brokers now. We purchased a 2004 Toyota Matrix—with fancy tinted windows! We posted a few pictures below. And the next time you're in Denver, we'll take ya for a ride!