Saturday, September 24, 2011

Camping Adventures :)

Recently, Ben and I kept all three of the Pilgreen boys overnight. Ben P. and Shauna were at a wedding in Sonoma for a couple from Epic. Ben performed the ceremony.

We decided to make their stay an adventure!

It was just me and Asher on Friday while Elijah and Sam were at school. We spent the morning playing baseball and reading books. I got a call from a friend who I needed to meet up with to pick up some tickets. She works at AT&T park and said we could stop by. While we were there, she gave us a private tour of the ballpark! Asher is a HUGE Giants fan so it was a ton of fun :)

*This is us down by the field behind home plate

*Asher got to see the World Series ring up close & we left with a TON of treats

It was SUCH a fun start to the day!! We headed to pick the boys up from school. It was a sunny day so we decided to go swimming for a little bit. Sun can be rare at times so I thought we would take advantage of it.

After swimming the big adventure of the weekend began - CAMPING!! ....well sort of :) We thought it would be fun to "camp" out on our patio for the night. Shauna rented a tent and I got stuff to make s'mores . Putting up the tent was tougher than it looks. And yes...that is an air mattress you see. Me, Asher and Sam started out in the tent watching movies and playing games. At 9:30, Asher asked if we could go inside so we did. Ben and Elijah came out and stayed the night in the tent with Sam. **Funny story - I didn't want to sleep with the patio door unlocked so I locked the door and told Ben to call me if they needed anything. At 5:30am, Ben texted because they needed to use the restroom. After that they decided to stay in! It was such a fun time and an adventure for sure :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ben turns 30!!!!

So in the midst of all the crazy business of moving Epic into the 543 Ben turned 30!! On August 17th was Ben's official birthday but don't worry we started celebrating long before then :) Here is just a glimpse of all the ways we celebrated his 30 years of life...

*Kicked off the party on July 16th when we set sail to the Caribbean with our best friends (this will get a full post when I get all the pictures together)

*Chris and Caryn had us and the Milners over to celebrate and play settlers - homemade cake and ice cream! And on another night Adrion made gumbo for us :)

*On his birthday eve we celebrated with Hendersons again (in spirit this time) as he opened his very first pair of Chacos

*On his actual day of birth his co-wrokers took him to lunch and he got balloons from my mom

...and Starbucks decided to celebrate

and finally we ended the night celebrating with 40 volunteers from Epic as we also prayed for the opening of our new space!!!

For an encoure I cooked his favorite meal and had friends but I didn't seem to snap a picture. We had french onion chicken, hash brown casserole and green bean bundles :)

I adore my husband and couldn't let 30 pass by without celebrating him over and over again. I am so grateful for who he is and the chance to walk through life by his side.

:) Lindsey

Pictures of The 543 - Grand Opening!

So here are some pictures from the new space at Epic Church. We had our Grand Opening on August 21 and these seats have been full ever since!!

*Just chairs in the room

*Worship Service & Band rehearsal

*Birth-23 months room

*Grand Opening Pictures

We are absolutely LOVING having this space and we are grateful to God for providing it for us!

:) Lindsey