Thursday, December 24, 2009

17 Weeks

Baby Bagel is growing nicely. When we went to the doctor two weeks ago Bagel's heartbeat is healthy. We are so Blessed and look forward to seeing Bagel next month at the ultrasound.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas 2009 Newsletter

Bill and I have had a wonderful 2009 and look forward to the exciting adventures of 2010!

Bill and I rang in 2009 in Leavenworth, WA with some friends. We enjoyed the German Christmas town, great food, shopping, and skiing at Steven’s Pass. This is were I decided skiing and snowboarding are not for me, but we all had a great time.
After living in downtown Seattle in a 787 square foot apartment for two years we decided to rent a townhouse in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard. We have really loved living in Ballard and being able to walk to the grocery store, coffee shops, restaurants and a movie theater. We are really looking forward to buying a house in the next several months in Seattle.
In May, Bill and I went to Victoria, Canada for a long weekend to attend Bill’s Rotary regional conference. What an amazing city with beautiful buildings, flowers, shops and food! I was able to learn a lot about Rotary and was really glad we attended this year.

Bill and I were blessed to visit family and friends in Terre Haute, Indiana for a week in July. We enjoyed hanging out with everyone. Our parents were also able to visit a couple times this year so that was a true blessing to have them here, were we always spend time with great laugher and food.

As we quickly approach 2010 Bill and I are extremely excited to let you know that we are expecting our first baby May 20, 2010. God as truly blessed us. I will be leaving my job at Big Brothers Big Sisters in March to be a stay at home mommy. Bill continues to love Amazon where he stays very busy on a variety of projects. I am very proud of him and admire his hard work and determination.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday! Many Blessings,

Bill, Sara, and Baby Bagel Nagel

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Toasting a Bagel"

Bill and I are 13 weeks pregnant! Our due date is May 20, 2010. We are so excited for this new adventure in our lives. We went to the doctor this week and our baby's heartbeat is 154 beats a minute and is growing healthy. It was so awesome to hear his/her heartbeat for the first time. Also she/he waved at us and is all smiles. Praise God for Baby Bagel!

All smiles for us!

Hi Mommy and Daddy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New nephew!

Baby Garrett Dale Thomas was born at 3:52AM on October 23rd, 8 lbs 4 oz and 21 inches. He looks like his brother! I am so Blessed to have been able to meet Garrett this past week. It was wonderful to love on him and cuddle. Liz and family are doing wonderful as well. Big brother Carter is amazing! He LOVES Garrett and is such a huge helper.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Paper mache in Gas Works Park

The amazing view of the city we love from the park!

One night nothing was there, the next day these paper mache figures were at the park. Gotta love the creativity in Seattle!

We are loved

Bill and I had a great time visiting family and friends while we were in Indiana last month! We are truly Blessed and very loved! Here are pictures of us with the kids. The kids really love Uncle Bill!!! I was being attacked by Kennedy and Parker in the third picture. What a great trip!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The BIG Plane Pull

Plane 1

Plane 2

Get ready....set....PULL!

Almost there!

Great team! J-J-J-Jenny and the Jets pulled both planes 75 feet in 35.38 seconds. It was a great day! Thank you so much for everyone who supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound and our team!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ice Craves

Bill and I went camping at Gold Basin, about an hour from Seattle last weekend with our church. We arrived on Friday night in time to set up our tent and meet some new folks. On Saturday morning we went with our friends Jane, Barbara, and Kevin on a hike to the ice craves. It was a very warm and sunny day. Once we reached the ice craves we were in awe to see so much ice and a cool breeze. It was so awesome. Bill, Kevin and Barbara ventured to farther areas to get closer to one of the ice craves. On our way back to the car we saw a really cool carving in a tree trunk. Once we were back at the campsite we had dinner and met some more new friends. Then we heard thunder so Bill and I packed our campsite as quick as we could. Our tent does NOT do well in the rain-lesson learned while camping in Virginia three years ago! I think our next purchase will call for a better tent. It was a great weekend!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Little Si

Bill and I decided to take advantage of the great weather and hikes around the Seattle area. So we bought a book on hikes and chose to do an easy one on Friday in North Bend WA about thirty miles from Seattle. This hike was NOT easy, lol. It was steep, rocky and we did not take enough water. I am glad I did not give up and made it to the top! I have learned that I am not in as good of shape as I thought and will need to work on my cardio! But 4.8 miles later I was proud of myself!

4th year wedding anniversary!

Every year I try on my wedding dress and take a picture. It is so much fun and heck why not, its yours to keep! An older couple from my church in Terre Haute do this every year and they have inspired me to put mine on. I figure as long as I get it on before the end of the month then I am good to go. Bill and I celebrated our June 4th wedding anniversary on his birthday, June 13th since his parents were in town during the actual date. We went to a lovely french restaurant in Ballard. Time goes but very quickly and we have had many adventures in the past four years. I encourage you greatly to try yours on each year too.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ballard Locks

The weather was so great this weekend that we decided to have a picnic! A couple people suggested the Ballard Locks since it is not too crowded. We enjoyed lunch on the grassy hill and then got a closer look at the boats. It was so much fun to spend time with Bill on a relaxed Saturday afternoon.

Trip to LA

Going to LA was a great time. The weather and shopping was great! I was a bit taken back buy the price, therefore I did a lot of window shopping. Next time I hope to tour the Kodak theater.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Awesome time with Momma!

Mom and I spent the week getting the rest of the house put together, shopping and having fun catching up and just being together. We took a ferry ride to Port Orchard on Wednesday afternoon. Mom had not been on a ferry in many years and we enjoyed the trip and having lunch at mom's favorite authors' tea room. The second two pictures are from Golden Gardens in Ballard. It was such a beautiful day form Mom's birthday on Friday. I am so thankful for such great weather while mom was here, with the exception of one rainy day, but then again we are in Seattle.

All Settled, YAY!

After a little over one week we are all settled into our townhouse. Now that we have a guest bedroom...please come visit us!!! Bill is really excited about his birthday grill from his parents! We have a lot of grilling to do:)