Friday, February 17, 2006

Baptism Birthdays and Friday Afternoons

Baptism Birthdays & Friday Afternoons

Leon & I love our nephews! Gabriel Arthur & Asher Edmund Harrmann are two of our most favorite people on the planet.

Always full of energy (even the picture makes him appear to be ready to leap, run, and giggle!) Gabriel celebrates his baptism birthday today. He is four. And Leon & I are his godparents.

It is exciting to be moving toward an age with Gabe when we can really start to see the Spirit taking hold of his heart. And we are thankful for his loving parents, who guide & nurture him in Jesus.

It's a Friday afternoon - and as Leon & I sit and chat about how best to spend our evening (do we: go out to eat downtown & shop at Crate & Barrel OR stay in and cook dinner and watch TIVO, OR head for the new coffee house on historic Main Street??) we look forward to enjoying time together over the next few days.

We hope life is full & happy for all of you, too.


Gretchen & Leon

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Dinner on a Thursday Night

Thursday nights at the Jamesons means two very significant things.

1. There WILL be great food.
2. Survivor WILL be played.

We are big fans.

Not as much of the show (okay, admittedly we LOVE the show) as of snuggling on on our comfy couch and eating dinner together with candles ablaze. It's a weekly ritual. A chance to unwind with (somewhat) mindless entertainment and simply be in one another's company.

So - on this Thursday night, we hope that your homes are equally full of warmth and good food and fellowship.

Who's next off the island?

-- Leon and Gretchen

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Greetings, Neighbors.

Dear Friends -

Welcome to our brand new blog spot! We have been so blessed to know so many people all across the country (and beyond) and are finally getting on board with this new tool for communicating with all of you! (Gee, it only took me a few years and I am supposed to be the "Communications Grrl").

Leon and I feel very blessed to be living and serving here in Saint Charles, Missouri. We are still parents only to Bailey Emerson, our soon-to-be-six year-old Golden Retriever. As we publish this - he is curled up on a large pillow in the living room. Doing what he does best - relaxing. Ah the lessons we could learn ...

It strikes us that, more often than not, folks probably say less rather than more even when they use more words on a blog (how's that for convoluted?) so we will attempt to say more using less ~

We hope you join in the conversation ~ it's always a joy to hear from friends near & far.

Peace & Love ~ Gretchen & Leon