Monday, July 21, 2014

Scarlett says...

Scarlett singing to Taylor Swift 22 (thanks Aunt Suzy)

Scarlett:  "I dont know about you, but I'm feeling sweaty too..."

Chris and I might have laughed for 5 straight minutes at that one. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

God is good...

I have had few moments in my life in which I allowed myself to see God's hand at work. Most of the time it takes me years of reflection to see how His will was accomplished, years chasing fading memories of right and wrong and repeatedly reciting a prayer for guidance and peace.  In contrast are the moments in my life in which I had to make a split second decision, just enough time for prayer but very little time for reflection.  One was my choice to study abroad in college, this prayerful but last minute decision put me two doors down from my future husband, and the second has been this decision to move to Seattle.  Both were scary, and both led me closer to the heart of God.

Chris and I started this move out of curiosity for adventure and an internal struggle for a more restful life.  These desires have been blessed over and over again, every choice we make toward Seattle the more peace we feel about the decision.  We have walked through each step with our arms in the air ready for failure, and God has not only opened the door, but lit it up with a neon sign that says "I have already prepared the way for you".   All of the stress we have felt about the timing of the move, of selling our home and buying another in a state we have spent less than one week in, has melted away as we get closer to the finality of this giant life change. 

So now, after lots of prayer and 20 open doors later,  we are going to peacefully get lost in boxes and dream about our new Washington home!  Truly, God is good. 

This our new house (God willing)!!! 4 moves in 7 years...well done Becher family, well done. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Los Padres Supper Club...

Approximately one year ago Chris and I were sitting down with some friends and fellow Los Padres Supper Club members talking about expired dinner ideas, themes that made it to the drawing table but never to dinner.   Ours retired themes were "food puns", "flowers" and "genealogy".  At the first mention of a merging a dish to include the combined history of our married guests, our friends looked awkwardly at each other and burst into laughter.  This was their theme.  Out of every theme that one couple could pick for a dinner...anything in the world, we had both picked family history.  The only reason that Chris and I never fully realized this themes potential was because we could never compromise on how we wanted it to be presented in a five course setting.  Regardless, for a year Chris and I have been holding the secret of the Henry's dinner close at hand and waiting patiently to see how they would execute it in a formal setting.

The Henry's chose to host on the fourth of July,  not only to celebrate a wonderful Marriage themed dinner but also to share their 5 year wedding anniversary with those whose friendships they love and cherish.  It was a magical night, full of good food, great toasts, a little soccer and lots of fireworks.

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First course - The Bechers

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Second Course - The Henry's

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Third course - The Ruiz's

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Fourth Course - The Smiths

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Fifth course - The Wards

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And of course the fireworks -

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And boys will be boys, even in formal attire -

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