Libby's Baptism

The day after Cale's birthday party, Libby was baptized (it was a big weekend!).

She was one of two babies baptized that day, and the first baptism for our new little church plant, Mercy Presbyterian.  It was such a special service.  I'm so thankful for the promise God gives us as parents, to lead us and guide us, to not forsake us along this parenting journey.  I'm also thankful for the promises he gives to our children; that if Cale and Libby come to true faith by grace, then they will be granted all of the covenant promises.  I'm thankful for a God of promises, who is steadfast and patient.


Cale's 3rd Birthday Festivities

Cale had his very first birthday party this year.  We had it at a local rec center, so I didn't have to get my house all ready. :)  We did a sports theme, of course, and Cale had a blast with all his buddies!

The Evans' twins

Cale & Ethan

Weston & Reed

Cale & Weston


Kimberly, Anne & Berkeley

Tracy & Michelle




Jordan, William & Jeff





Cale & Honey discussing something important.

Grayson & George

We had a separate celebration the following weekend, on his actual birthday.  Adam's parents were supposed to be in town, but they ended up getting sick, and had to reschedule :(

Of course, Cale requested a "golf birthday cake".

It was only fitting that Honey & Chief gave him his first real set of golf clubs.  He's been in heaven ever since.

The night of his birthday, we had some very special visitors stop by to wish him a happy birthday.  Byers is one of his favorite babysitters, and Clayton and Elizabeth were so sweet to come by to see him that night!

Cale had a 3 year well-check, and did great!
Height: 35.5"
Weight: 33 lbs

And just like that, our boy is three.  I can't believe it.