Kara & Caleb got to travel south to Redding, CA for five days and they had a blast. Kara said it was so refreshing to be back in a place that was familiar as well as be around her friends and family. It seemed as though Caleb, though 9 months old, had no problem remembering faces and recognizing voices. She spent much of her time catching up with friends and family, still not feeling like she got enough time with everyone. But when you've got 1,000 people to see, what are you gonna do?
In our effort to gather friends and support here in Salem, we have spent a couple nights hanging out with Logan & Erica Martin (worship leader & wife) eating meals and playing board games. They have become very special people to us as well as Jen & Jeff Roth (our landlords who live below us). It's nice to have such welcoming people live so close to us.
I (Jeff) am continuing to train for the half marathon on June 14th. This past Saturday, I ran 8 miles. Whew! It's weird to say that. The thought of running at all was a joke just a year ago. Now I'm looking into buying the special shirts that prevent your nipples from getting sore, because mine are. And Caleb has mysteriously learned to grab Daddy's nipples while playing with him in the bed early in the morning. Don't know where he learned that...KARA!
Kara went to her second midwife appointment to check on Baby Brownie #2. Heartbeat was strong and fast - faster usually means it's a girl, so all smiles. At the next appointment, we will have an ultrasound & find out the gender of this one. Caleb is grabbing Mama's belly at times, not sure if he realizes his career as a big brother is about to begin.
We are doing well. Thank you all for your continued prayers. The weather has become gorgeous which allows us to get out more often. Outside + sunshine - rain = happiness.