Sunday, September 13, 2009

Why?...OH WHY?

Adding to the list of things that I don't understand
I'm still trying to figure out why my stairs still look like this after a week? I thought that I would try a little experiment to see how long it would take for the teenagers to walk up the stairs mulitple times a day and see if they would pick it up.
Yeah, right.....That happened! This is a constant battle in our home.
I'm sure that we are not abnormal, but a pet peeve all the same.
Only 5 stairs this time....That's got to be some kind of record. Ha ha...

Monday, September 07, 2009

Taylor's Baptism

Taylor was Baptized yesterday!

Yesterday was a GREAT day. We all went to our church, Solid Rock, and watched Taylor be Baptized. We are so thrilled that Taylor made the decision to take the next step of being baptized. It was a great day for our family. MY CUP RUNNETH OVER last night as I watched my son. Truly a life changing evening.

Enjoy the pictures!


Grandma Smith, Angie, Taylor, Grandma Donna & the kids' stepmom, Christina

Jalen and Allie

Courtney and Jalen with their sister Kami

Taylor and his girlfriend Larissa

Kaela, Matthew, Courtney, Taylor, Kami, Jalen & Allie

Taylor and Grandma Smith

Jalen & Mommy!

Bill and Angie

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

New Changes, New House, New Outlook

New, New, New!

So many wonderful changes happening in the Ryan Household!

We will be moving to Tigard in a few weeks. We have been renting a house in Hillsboro for the past 1 1/2 years. However, both Bill and I both work in Tigard and the twins are going to school in Tigard. AND, our church is in Tigard. It only makes sense that we live there too! Kaela will start high school with the twins and she is really excited about it. We found a wonderful house to rent! It is GORGEOUS...and bigger than our house now.

Did I mention that it's GORGEOUS?

Sometimes change can be hard, but this change is so welcomed and embraced by our family. The kids love the house and we are looking forward to the many family memories that we will create in our new home!

I thank my Lord for this wonderful house. I pray that our home will be used to glorify Him and that the people who walk into our home feel the power of God's love and grace.

Now for the packing.... Ugh!