Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tampa, here we come....

We are headed to Tampa this week for a little R&R and a lot of prayerful consideration. Many of you may have caught wind already that we may be moving to Tampa this summer! To back up a little, ever since God changed our plans to move oversees after the birth of Eden, the Lord has begun to soften our hearts to state-side church-planting. Until about two months ago, we had no idea where that might be. At the same time, our church was beginning to form two church planting teams, one to D.C. and one to Tampa. Over the course of about a week, Josh and I both felt a strong pull to Tampa and as we began to pray more and learn more about the need in Tampa, our hearts grew. So, here we are, taking a trip to the city which might soon become home. Its so crazy to think about the next chapter in our lives, but so exciting to be a part of God's church in Tampa. You can see the beginnings of the church-plant by clicking HERE.

The past week has been crazy and we are so glad to have a break from here for a few days. Eden had her 15 month check up this week and weighed in at a whopping 17.2 lbs:) Darn weight limit on car seats... she must stay rear facing for now. She got her 1 year shots (MMR, Varicella, and Prevnar) - we held them last time since she was sick... but little did we know, she was coming down with something this time too. Tuesday and Wednesday were pretty crummy since she just got her shots. She'd also been coughing all week, which began to get worse. Friday, I thought we were on the uphill and started dreaming of spending our weekend outside, when Josh noticed Eden's neck was swollen... not to mention it was Friday at 5:30, so the office was closed:( We decided to take her to the local hospital's ED since I didn't think it should wait until the next day. We thought we'd get some antibiotics and be sent home... well....

EIGHT hours and a HORRIBLE ER experience later, we went home and took her to Duke the next day. Of course, they said a course of antibiotics would treat what they called lymph gland adenitis. Needless to say, our weekend wasn't spent outdoors :( - but that just makes me even more ready for our trip to Tampa!!!!

So, many of you may have seen our video on my last post, but Eden has figured out how to sit up on her own and starting to pull up a little too... its quite cute:) Here's a few pictures the afternoon I first found her sitting up on her own...




I've got to teach the girl some manners...

And she's stuck again... I have no idea how she keeps doing this...


Have a wonderful week.. more when we return!

3 comments:

Amber said...

Ava puts her feet up on the table sometimes too. She usually just has one up, not two though. That's adorable. Thanks again for the purse pattern. I can't wait to give it to my sister. Have fun in Tampa!

Leah W. said...

i'm so amazed at eden. she is one tough little girl!

dave and sarah o said...

we lived in Tampa for 2 years and really loved it. Its Hot! But beautiful! if you like tea this tea room is awesome! http://www.teamap.com/tearooms/tea_rose_cottage_tea_room___boutique_2267.html
Its in Y'Bor City. Best Wishes :)