Sunday, May 31, 2009

RETREAT!!!!

The House Famous got away for a bit this weekend...

We retreated to a safe place north of the city to relax, refocus and get to know each other better. It was a blessing and a tonne of fun. When the eight of us get together we have a blast. And Jesus teaches us stuff. Here is a video of some of our celebration. video

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How do I join this fascinating community?

Since we started, we've had a number of people ask how they could get involved or join our community. This winter (a year and a half later... we never said we were swift!) we finally nailed down how someone would go about it: INTERNSHIPS! There is a document link on the right of the blog that tells about our internships, so if you're interested check it out. Right now we have 3 interns going through the process and one member has already graduated, so you would be following in the footsteps of great men and women!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Conditions are Perfect...

Last weekend we planted our garden. This is the second year we've had a garden and as such, it is our most ambitious attempt yet. This is the year we learn to share with our landlord Stan. He always fills a garden, that's larger than ours, with roma tomatoes and hot peppers. For some reason last year I thought we should grow our own tomatoes. Some of ours rotted on the vine and he gave away tonnes to neighbours and friends. This year, we swung a deal. We'll grow cucumbers in our garden (which Stan loves, but for some reason doesn't grow) and he'll grow the tomatoes in his. And we'll share. What a concept!

This year we planted cucumbers, zuchinis, sage, thyme, basil, oregano, cilantro, parsley, onions, carrots, Kol Rabi, spinach, bell peppers, broccoli, fennel, romain and great lakes lettuce (which grow in smashed televisions), and the plant we're most proud of: eggplant! So far we've kept the weeds back, the seeds watered, and have had lots of help. It's up to God now!

Friday, May 15, 2009

and HE shall be called...well, we don't know yet.

It's a boy! The magic of ultrasound tells us that the little person in my (Chelsea's) belly is in fact male. We're going to have a little boy!
We are crazy excited; if you have any baby boy clothing or items you want to throw our direction, please let us know! In the meantime, here are some pictures.