Happy New Year!

We would like to wish all of our family and friends a happy new year!

2010 was an exciting year with many changes in our lives. We moved to a country town in the New England tablelands called Guyra, and have been settling in this community.

We expect that 2011 will bring new challenges and experiences.

The boys are have grown quite a bit since the last update (sorry for not posting for so long!), and we hope to keep you more up-to-date in the future.

For now, best wishes to all, and God bless!

Benjamin, Cathy, Isaiah, and Seth

Introducing: Seth Miguel Galindo

Baby Seth Sleeping
Baby Seth Sleeping

Seth was born on Friday, 27 February 2009 at 9:55 am. He came one week early, for which Cathy was grateful. He was born  51 cm long, and weighed  3.3 kg (7 pounds 5 ounces).

He is a very happy little baby and loves being a part of the action, and he loves his food, so he’ll fit in well with the rest of the family.

Cathy is recovering quickly and definitely knows she’s alive now with two little babies.

Isaiah loves his little brother and fake cries when Seth cries, just to show some sympathy. He also loves sharing his toys with the bub.

I will be taking a month off work to be with the family, and to catch up on a few things around the house.

The Saga Continues: Bump the Second

We have been blessed with another miracle of life, a baby boy due March 6.

Although, we had a stressful start, everything seems to be alright now. Bump II is growing healthy and strong, and kicking away.

We have some pictures and even a video to show you for those who would like a closer look.

There will be a 19 month gap between the boys, so it should be lots of fun.

We still haven’t decided on a name for him, and suggestions are welcome. One possibility could be Jeremiah, it fits quite appropriately since we think this should be our last child, and if another one comes along it will be quite fitting to call him/her Lamentations, but that’s another story 😉 As you can see we are bit desperate for names.

Cathy is not feeling sick anymore (thank goodness for that), but she’s running a bit low on energy.

Isaiah is growing and is full of energy, and it’s quite funny to see him get hipcupps after getting the giggles. He’s trying walking now, so there’s never a dull moment.

Follow this link to the gallery.

Isaiah’s Dedication

On Sabbath Afternoon at 4.30 pm we had Isaiah Dedicated. It was a lovely time.

We were blessed to have Pr Joe Webb perform the dedication for us before he moved to QLD. We had a lot of our family and friends come and support us with this decision. Some travelling up from Sydney and down from Port Macquarie.

The University Students that Ben is working with contributed to the service with songs and a beautiful poem.

It was a very special time for us and we are very thankful to everyone that came and helped make it a memorable event. Afterwards we had a late afternoon tea.

We had the dedication in Jesmond Park as we thought it would be great to do it outside especially since the weather has been just beautiful!!

Big Camp 2007

We are back from Big Camp. It was quite an experience to live in a dorm room at Yarrahapinni for over a week. We wish we could have stayed in the cabin they gave us for camp set up and demolition.

I had an injury on my foot that bothered me for most of Big Camp, and I even ended up in hospital. Still recovering from that one.

Because I was doing security from 6-11 pm most nights, we were able to do stuff during the day, which was quite different from the last two years when I was flatout for most of the time.

Cathy’s parents came down from Brisbane and stayed during camp set up. Also, during one of our day trips to Coffs Harbour we met up with Cathy’s relatives there.

We also had a chance to catch up with friends at camp, and Sharlene and Andrew came to visit for a day (maybe half a day, LOL).

Griffiths Lookout

I guess the best part of camp for us was the trip we made via the Waterfall Way in Bellinger. There are several National Parks there and some of the views are incredible. I have set up a small sample of the pictures we took in the gallery.

Lastly, when we got back we were welcomed by giant puppies! Man the puppies have grown, they are still puppies at heart, but they are starting to look like dogs now. We have to thank my brother Jonathan for looking after them while we were away, and especially for picking up the doggie doo!!

Introducing… Bump!

BumpLadies, and gentlemen it is our pleasure to introduce to you… Bump! Cathy was sure it was going to be a girl, but the ultrasound at 20 weeks left no doubt, it is a boy 😀

The thing is that Cathy was so sure it was going to be a girl, that she had only thought of girl names, and then we were left without a name for the baby. The consensus is that at this stage at externally it looks a lot like a bump, so for now, until we find a decent name for him, he is an ever growing “Bump”.

You can find more pictures of bump in the gallery. I even created an album for him!

Josué and Jemma’s Wedding

Well, it was about time I wrote something about this! As you can see from the title my little brother Josué and Jemma got married on 7 January 2007. We had to go all the way to Perth because they are living in that part of the country.

My part in the wedding was to give the talk, as I don’t have a marriage celebrant licence yet. We took quite a few pictures and we have most of them in our gallery now. So click on the thumbnail to go and see them, and leave a comment too, if you wish.

Anyway, we are very happy for you guys 🙂 Enjoy!!

Graduation day!

Today, after a lot of hard work, Cathy graduated from Certificate IV in Business Administration.

The ceremony wasn’t too boring and it was bright sunshiny day, so all in all it was a good graduation as far as graduations go.

After the photos and hellos we came back home and celebrated with an excellent meal with friends and family.

We had a special guest, Rochelle (Rellie), who also graduated and all her family was at home too.

We will post some pictures on the gallery soon.