Sunday, September 07, 2008

Busy With Birthdays

What a hectic weekend! It's been a good one though. Real good!

On Friday evening Matthew celebrated his 13th birthday with some of his good friends from his "last year's class" at Rhema Christian School. Matthew's birthday was a week earlier but we waited 'til school was back to invite friends. We
had a great pool party and the weather co-operated fairly well. It was overcast and it rained a wee bit but overall it was pretty good. Yesterday Nathan celebrated his 12th birthday by taking two friends with us to the Toronto Blue Jays' game against the Tampa Bay Rays. My good friend Gabe Gross, right-fielder for the Rays, was an invited guest who joined us following the game for a delicious birthday meal at Jack Astor's. The game went 13 innings before the Jays finally put it away with a walk-off grand slam home run. To be honest, I was hoping the Rays would prevail. They have so much more to play for as they are leading the Eastern Division and are likely headed to the post-season.

What would Carol and I have ever done this weekend if we hadn't adopted these two fine boys, complete with all their challenges? Maybe we could have taken our first recent memory.
Please continue to pray for us as we seek to provide these two young men with all the love and help they need. THANKS!



  1. I'm glad to hear everything went over smoothly! Sounds and looks like it was a great weekend!

  2. Hi David,

    The place we stayed at was called Well Cottage and it was soooo nice!
    It was actually a bit outside of Bristol in an area called Patchway.
    We usually stayed in hostels when we travlled so that was our first real B+B and to us it was pure luxury :)

  3. the rays definately had a rough weekend in toronto. It has been nice though, to see the jays actually put a great streak of ball together...just wish they had've been able to do it a litte earlier in the season.
    looks like the boys had great birthdays...they truly are blessed to be a part of your family...and I pray that God will continue to lead and guide you and your wife as you invest daily into their lives.