Wednesday, February 27, 2013

It's a Girl!

It is official. The Segar home is about to explode with pink and frills. We couldn't be more excited about this sweet blessing!

I felt so nervous going in for the 20 week ultrasound. Wes was hoping for a little princess, and while I was trying to balance out the situation with commenting on how much fun little boys are (they truly are!) I couldn't help deny that I was hoping for a girl too.

She seems to be a cuddly one, quite curled up on all the ultrasounds so far. I'm hoping it means she won't mind lots of cuddles as we are already saving them up! Even though she was curled up like a little ball, thankfully, we were still able to tell it is a pink bundle coming in July!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Home Sweet Home

      September 29th was the first night in our new home. We feel so incredibly blessed to be in this little, green, 1960's house. We love it! We love driving into our own drive way, enjoying the quite, peaceful evenings, and having a nice neighborhood to walk in.

     The mower on the left is one we tried to make work from a sale, I was so glad to have a husband who would be content with an old mower! It wasn't going to turn out to be economical in the long run though with needing to replacing parts. I think it just might have been the highlight of home-ownership for my husband, going and picking out our lawnmower. We love our grass!
     Our family was such a huge help with the move! Priscilla helped haul lots of boxes one evening, and Tony showed up moving day and brought our washer dryer over...and several boxes of pizzas as well! My mom has been a huge help, I am so selfishly thankful she was free that whole moving of week. We sanded, primed, and painted up a storm. I love the clean inside of my cabinets now! My dad was super dad as always, he is amazing at putting in dishwasher and fixes just about everything, I am so thankful for the way he just offers to do things and I don't even ask. Our siblings all helped in various ways as well, from moving heavy things, to bringing ice cream bars. We are blessed!

    We still have the new homeowner glow and love heading to the hardware store. We just enjoy wandering through the aisle and dreaming of new paint and shiny door handles.

     Our little home was even the joyous recipient of company. My grandmas and mom came by with soup for us all and took the grand tour.

Welcome to a small picture tour of our home, more to come as the Segars settle in over here.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Lord Establishes His Steps

Yesterday we got to enjoy some sunshine at Clayton Beach. This is one of my favorite spots in Whatcom County. I love the smell of the salt water, being able to see "waves", and taking in the sight of the islands that surround us! We are so blessed to live in such a place that has farm lands and oceans and mountains, I surely couldn't ask for more.

Even though the beach was calm, we were in the midst of lots of calling back and forth with our Realtor. Yesterday we signed the paper that resigned our offer on a little house we have been waiting for this past month. In short, it didn't appraise for the full amount of our offer, since the market is just starting to swing back up the bank is still comparing it to other homes that sold for a cheaper price a few months ago. It felt like we were abandoning our little house, I have stacks of paint samples all picked out and ready to go.

Wes was reading this morning Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) 

"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." 

The Lord has put our feet on a new path for a reason, I am so thankful He doesn't do things without having a reason or a purpose, either for our learning and molding, or for His glory. Maybe it was a way of teaching us to trust, maybe it was a way of teaching us to not call our dollars our own, maybe we were being protected from thing that we aren't aware of. The possibilities of lessons to learn are many, His steps for our lives are what we want. As I feel a let down giving up my paint samples I am also feeling a sense of gladness in resting in  His strength to establish our steps. We are blessed!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Horse Fun!

 I was one of those girls who read a stack of horse books, dreamed while looking at pictures of horses, and became ecstatic if I got to ride a real live one! While I don't drool over horse books anymore, I still enjoy the incredible beauty that our Creator put into these animals!

What better than two sweet girls, who love horses as well, to go with you on a adventure in hopes of spying a horse!? Katherine and Frances were such fun company as we wandered around the Draft Horse Show in Lynden this past weekend. There was not much happening as it was the afternoon, but there was a small show going on for part of the time. Not to over-tell of the sweetness of these girls, but they were so content as we just enjoyed what was there. We managed to find some facepainting at the Raspberry Festival (again no complaints with the!) and very much enjoyed a close up view of the foal. You can see it in the picture, it was missing its mom and letting everyone know that she should be with him and not out in the ring. Even though it was not as big of a show as I was hoping for, seeing this little fuzzy guy made it very worth it. A big thank you to those two for tagging along with me and keeping me company. A summer highlight!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Impressed by my Mocha :)

The beauty of living in a rainy land is the local coffee shops who put so much into their coffee! 

Monday, June 11, 2012

How We Celebrate

Our usual, sharing an order of Chicken Fettuccine


Shrimp Appetizer

Lots of tasty food on a night out to celebrate His goodness! Love these dates with my hubby.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Homemaker Gone Pro

This has been me, the barrista, for a year and a half. Many espresso shots later I am moving into a new season of life. I am thrilled to pieces about the change of schedule. I was so thankful at the time to get this job when I did, the Lord's timing is good in both coming and going. Now after a short and wonderful time of being married I am "retiring" to focus more on home.
Even though it will probably be just the two of us for a while still, one of the reasons for me quiting the coffee shop was to be able to enjoy this season to the fullest, just "us" only happens once! 

 A disclaimer for my fellow younger married ladies is that I really think there is nothing wrong with working outside the home before kids, as long as you have your husbands support and encouragement. For my friends with more energy, and for those who love their jobs, and to those who are being great helpers to their husbands by working a bit...I think you guys are pretty awesome.

We are looking forward to being more flexible to: attend family gatherings, go camping, and do more outdoorsy things over the summer! Wes is excited at the thought of having me here when he arrives home from work, what a joy that is! We are also looking forward to getting to work on projects and ministries together, with me bugging him or helping.

Ask me about the adventures I have planned if you are curios, they will probably include some form of canning, biking in our beautiful Northwest, soaking up sunshine, walks with Wes, visits with grandmas, coffee with friends, meals with family, some scrapbooking (requested by Wes, boy what a hard request), a bit of sewing, and keeping our home a clean and welcoming place! 

 Come for a homemade espresso...I will probably be here smiling away.

Cheers to Woods, may you do well, I will miss my Cedar Iced Americanos with White Chocolate!