Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I feel the need to catch you up!

I have been very absent from this blog for the past 10 months.  All for good reasons, but I want to jump back in.  Since this is my online scrapbook, I don't want to miss a thing!

Soooo lets start back to last May.

Daniel graduate seminary.

We boarded a plane with our two crazy boys and waaaaay to much luggage to make the 10 hour flight to Paris, France.  We were excited, nervous, scared...all the emotions.  But first we had to concur being on a plane for 10 hours with an almost 3 year old and almost 1 year old.








Lets just say we survived the plane ride (some how) and landed on a different continent...and so the journey began.  Below are two pictures of us in our rental car we had all summer.  The boys were worn out!  Oh and here is our blog about our time in France if you would like to read :) http://www.sowers4france.blogspot.com


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Need to interject we have been praying/planning/preparing to serve in France long term church planting.  This trip was for Daniel to complete his intership, and for us to get a better grasp on what is going on there and where we would be serving.

It was a great summer where we learned so much and deepened some relationships we will never forget.  All the while we are thinking we will be returning to France.  It wasn't till close to the end of our journey there that the Lord began to show us that this was not where He wanted us to be. We both fought it, but it continued to tug at both of our hearts.  One night as we were laying in bed, we both just told each other what the Lord had been speaking to us...and it was spot on with each other.  Through lots of prayer and mentoring, we made the decision that this was not where the Lord wanted us to be.  We were sad, hurt, scared, worried, unsure...and a little angry at why God had done this.  But we stepped out in faith and began to start the process of telling everyone.

We returned back to the states (living with my parents till we figured things out). We celebrated Caleb's 1st Birthday (pictures to come) and Eli's 3rd birthday (more pictures).

In September Daniel and I went on our 6 year anniversary trip to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite (pictures to come).  Once we returned Daniel began applying for jobs because honestly we didn't know what we were going to do.  I began my photography business and it took off!  Daniel landed a job within two months.  We felt like our next step would be to buy a house but we had NO idea if we would be able to since we had never purchased before.  Little did we know that we would be closing on our first home by the end of the year (pictures to come).

We have just seen over and over God's hand in leading us here.  A few month back we were approached about joining a church plant here.  We prayed about it for a while and realized it would be good for us to join.

In February we got pregnant.  We also had our first wedding of the year and we fenced in our backyard!

In March I took two test to confirm we were pregnant.

In April we found out we were having TWINS.  My brother and sister-in-law also welcomed their first child (pictures to come) :).  Oh and I also became another year older.

In May (this month) we celebrated the hubs 30th!!!!!!  My sister and brother-in-law welcomed their first child (pictures to come).  We are taking a family vacation, and I go back to the doctor for a check up.  We also have a wedding this month.

Lastly we celebrated Mother's Day.  I feel so blessed to have these crazy kiddos.

So there you go.  I think that is it :)


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