Monday, December 31, 2007

the big review of 2007

phew! 2007 has been a big year for us
big changes, big adventures, big growth... is a small collection of our biggest highlights!

sleepless in january
on new year's day mags and phil took a short break in seattle

family in february

taking a team to the impuls gatherings in norway
meeting our gorgeous new neice (skye's cousin) kerstin in sweden

mumbai march

our lovely friends jean and francis visited from mumbai india

other big things were playing nertz at 306, andy and heather visiting from seattle and the dental trip to ecuador

expectant april

leading a week of prayer at church, seeing delirious live
and visiting oklahoma city with mal

and to top it off - finding out mags was pregnant again!

moving may
crazy packing, an amazing retreat, tearful goodbyes
we moved from america to england to join our friends in bristol and be part of a team planting new churches across the city and beyond
we spent a few happy days with eric and jill, exploring washington dc

home and holiday in june

we established home in central bristol - the ark - with fellow-returning-missionary-friends-from-sheffield neil, natalie and matthew
regardless of other things happening in britain (rain, flooding and terrorist attacks) we had a great family break in the highlands of scotland

climbing in july
the shipment of our things arrived safely
phil climbed the matterhorn of north america - the grand teton in wyoming

outdoors in august
more outdoor adventures - this time in scotland and norway

september is meant for starting

including year team bristol - a year-long training course for young adults - as well as part-time work in a local prison and the house at wick for prayer, retreat and teaching

october is for adventures
short visits to northern ireland and budapest

november is spelt j-o-s-e-p-h
nephew adam (skye's cousin) was born and then
our biggest highlight of the year - joseph's arrival!

also the one that got away - joseph and michelle's wedding

december is for chilling
we've had some really special family time and some serious festive food
it's also been a great chance to relax, read, reflect - resulting in this review!

happy new year!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

grandparent time

Saturday, December 08, 2007


are great aren't they?
we're enjoying having phil's mum and dad, richard and marion visit this weekend

Friday, December 07, 2007

amazing kids

one sleeps all night and the other sleeps all day

Thursday, December 06, 2007

fantastic evening

with our pal matt rutter - thanks for the chinese!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


no complaining! this is two weeks of daily blogging everybody! how about some kudos!
liz and joannah

Monday, December 03, 2007

happy families

here's natalie with joseph, matthew, phil, mags and skye chilling

Sunday, December 02, 2007

christmas tree

oh yes, the earliest one we've ever had!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

man of the people

it's been a busy november for joseph
the fan club is officially open
you know how to join...