Sunday, December 9, 2007

Community Holiday Drop-In Party

We invited our apartment community over on Friday night for a drop-in party. We thought it'd be fun to give the students a place to relax after a tough week of finals. We made cookies for people to decorate, bought ornaments for people to color, had hot cocoa, candy canes, played Christmas music, and even had the "yule-log" playing on our TV. Although the turnout was small, we had fun with the people who came!

Danielle was definitely in a creative mood. She frosted some cookies that looked fantastic! Her ornaments were also very impressive.

I had a great time being taking care of Kyriana, Kraig and Danielle's daughter, while they frosted cookies and colored ornaments. Too bad she kept grabbing fuzz off my sweater and eating it and sticking it in her eye. Sorry Kyriana! Next time I promise not to wear such a fuzzy sweater.

Kraig, Danielle, Jill, and Henry busy making Christmas ornaments.

We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful community. It's fun living with fun people!

Done with another quarter!

Noel's officially finished his 9th quarter at Fuller! He had an incredibly busy quarter (as always) with 3 classes plus an internship at church. He only has 2 more quarters of classes and 1 quarter of full-time interning at a hospital. The end is actually in sight...something I think we're both excited for and nervous for at the same time. I don't think either of us realized how rigorous this program was going to be and we've experienced many days/weeks/quarters where we weren't sure it was possible to get all the work done that needed to be done (maybe I was more nervous than Noel :) ). I'm so proud of how hard he works at his studies. What shall we do to celebrate the end of this quarter?

Monday, December 3, 2007

Jett Michael

We are first time aunt and uncle to adorable Jett Michael Haveman! My sister, Heather, gave birth to Jett on November 1st. We can't wait to meet him in just a couple weeks!


Is he going to be a boxer?



I'm not quite sure what to do with this hand...




Resting with my mommy.
Smiling already?