Monday, October 5, 2009

September Highlights

I can't believe it's October already! Where did September go anyway? Since I didn't post anything in September, I thought I'd give you some highlights of the month.
  • We attended the first ISU football game of the season. They played great and Brenna loved watching all the people, the band, and the football players. Whenever we go by the stadium now or she sees anything with Cyclones on it, she'll say "Go Cyclones!".

  • My family came to visit one weekend in September. We had a great time together. We did our regular things....garage sales, grandma Bohlen's famous cinnamon rolls, church, ate at Wallaby's, watched football, etc.

  • We started up our regular ministry groups: connection group (which we host at our home on Tuesday nights), D6 family ministry (once a month at church), Jared started his men's group and I started my weekly women's bible study on Thursday mornings. I am studying Joshua right now and it has been great to be in the Old Testament, since I don't normally study the O.T. on my own. Joshua is such a good example of being strong and courageous in the Lord and also to trust in God's promises, no matter how "out there" they might seem.

  • Jared has worked a real estate agent and also on home improvement projects. He is such a hard worker and I'm so thankful for that.

  • We hosted our first tailgate at our house. It was a lot of fun. The highlight for the kids was riding Brenna's Dora Explorer 4 Wheeler :)

  • Van Cleave dinner-Jared's family gets together the last Sunday of the month to share a meal together. We rotate homes and this month Jared's sister Anna hosted. We had a great time and Brenna & Easton always love to play together.

  • I had jury duty. This really wasn't a highlight, but something I participated in. I was one of the 7 selected for the Story County Grand Juror about 6 months ago.....lucky me! :) Basically our main responsibility is to tour the county facilities once a year to make sure everything looks clean, in order, etc. So last Tuesday I spent all day touring group homes, the county prison, county hospital, and rehab facility for substance abuse. It was interesting, especially the prison, but it ended up being a long day. After the day was over, I was so thankful to the Lord that I grew up in a loving christan home and that he has granted me good health, mentally and physically.

  • Brenna is talking a lot! It seems like everyday she is learning new words. She loves to dance, read her Bernstein Bear books, play with her doll house, and "help" mommy cook.

I'll end with a few pictures from the month and a video of Brenna showing off her salsa moves.


Nate and Natalie said...

Looks like you had a busy September. By the way, the picture of Brenna with Audrey is ADORABLE! Best Friends already.

Christy said...

those are some seriously good dance moves!!! :)

Pepper Blossom said...

i loved seeing the dance video!!! so cute. my little neice has some rhythum!! (is that how you spell that word??? haha) anyway, it does sound like sept was busy and it is going to be even crazier this month with birthdays and baby preperations. love you!

Philly said...

Stephanie! Thanks for the update...I see by your new picture you tummy has really grown! I love Brenna swinging her hips...she must have some of her Mama's spunk!'s that growing on Jared's face!

Abby Stern said...

Brenna can salsa!!! I love it:)

Lynette said...

what fun...brenna has discovered the fun of doll girls will be excited to play with her again sometime you are in town!

Abby Stern said...

i love this video. i've watched it a couple times, and every time it makes me giggle. :)