Friday, February 19, 2010

Look Alikes

We have both friends and family who have kids who look so much alike--whether the kids are the same gender or not. And, clearly, there are families who have kids who look nothing alike! Well, of the 2, I think we have the former. Here are some baby pictures of Caia and Isaac.

Isaac's first day of life

Caia's first day of life

Isaac's Here!

Jonathan "Isaac" Griffith was born on February 1, 2010. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 19.75 inches long. 

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New Car--Just in Time!

JG pushed and pushed and I finally gave in--we got a car! It really was time, JG is gone a lot more often these days and we were on the verge of 2 kids, but I was resistant. It's not like we live somewhere where folks don't have cars, most everyone we know and everyone we live near has a car, or 2--so we're not living "above" those around us. I don't know, something inside of me always resisted it-I was just worried we were buying out of convenience instead of TRUE necessity. And the reality--it is just a convenience, we don't "need" it to live. However, over my almost 6 years in missions, I have also come to realize that I just need to receive gifts from the Lord as a blessing and make sure my heart remains free from feelings or thoughts of "deserving" as well as consistently laying down my rights. It's not my "right" to have this car just because I've/we've given up things to come here....I don't deserve this car anymore than anyone else.  But, the Lord really did move and provided this car for us and I will receive His blessing, His provision. 

Saturday, November 28, 2009

World's Best Coffee

A lot of people say that the world's best coffee comes from this part of the world. And a lot of those people say that it comes from Costa Rica. So here's a shout out to Costa Rica's awesome coffee beans. They make a lot of people happy every morning. Random post, I know--but hey, coffee is good and some of you have never seen a coffee plant.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

2009 Team Wrap Up

Well, we did it!  We finished our first year of coordinating the Abraham Project's short-term teams.  God was so good and faithful to get us through the year without any major catastrophes (or small ones for that matter).  God blessed us with 10 amazing groups (only includes those that stayed with us 5 days or more) that each donated their time, money, and hard work to the Project. In all, we received 525 volunteers that came with various short-term teams that worked with us from 1 - 10 days.  Now we are looking forward and preparing for 12 teams in the first HALF of 2010!  It's going to be a busy year but we are grateful for all of the volunteers that the Lord is bringing to contribute to what He is doing at the AP.  

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Caia's Sibling




So, some of you know, but many of you don't, we're pregnant! We are 21 weeks today and had our ultrasound to find out the gender of our baby! Doc says everything is perfect!

Our greatest hope was not for either a boy or a girl, but for a healthy baby! We had a fairly emotionally exhausting pregnancy the first time around, and this one has been so the opposite! We have always received good news from our u/s and blood work, and that has been such a gift to us! 

We will deliver here in San Jose, Costa Rica. We have a WONDERFUL doctor! He delivers all of his own patients, he (himself) does an ultrasound each visit and spends a minimum of 30 minutes with us talking, answering questions, asking questions and really getting to know us.

The downfall was the 9 weeks that I threw-up. I won't go into details, I will just say that I lost 10 pounds during those weeks. Caia began walking in the bathroom and spitting in the toilet because she saw me do it so often. She would come in while I was losing my saltine crackers and pat me on the back and rub my hair. Poor Jonathan had to clean the toilet ALL the time--the TRUE downfalls of only 1 bathroom at a time like that! 

But, we all lived through it and have come out on the other side healthy and excited! (I've even said I'll do it again, 2 just doesn't seem like enough!)