6.29.2008

Kim and Andrew are Married!!


YAY!!!

I had the pleasure of being a bridesmaid in my friend Kim's wedding on Friday. She and her husband had an absolutely beautiful ceremony and we are so excited for them. It is always such an awesome experience to attend or be a part of a wedding. It's literally witnessing someone entering into their vocation...for a lifetime! It's not just a fun day, it's life changing...two becoming one in Christ. What a blessing.




I love being married...not that it's always easy by any means...but there is so much grace in living a reflection of the love of Christ for his people. We fall so short, but we are constantly overwhelmed by the way that God so intimately invites us to be a part of his plan for salvation.


Kim and Andrew have been great friends to us for a lot of years...Kim was the maid of honor in our wedding and we have thoroughly enjoyed watching Kim and Andrew's relationship grow over the past couple of years. These people are amazing witnesses to us and to those around them. Kim and Andrew, thanks for waiting. It's so worth it and it's such an inspiration to everyone who knows you! Just to give you a glimpse into the kind of committment they have, not only to one another, but to God, these are the words engraved on their wedding bands: "free total faithful fruitful". These are the qualities of agape love.


Here are a few pictures from Kim and Andrew's big day...the start of their new life together! Here's to many years of love and joy - may you always turn to God in every situation, may you keep the company of good friends and fellow believers, may your children be a gift to you in the most profound way. We love you guys!




6.24.2008

Fun With Water!

We got Roman a baby pool for his first birthday! He was excited about playing outside, but not so excited about actually playing in the pool. Maybe it was too cold...he liked splashing the water from the edge, but wasn't a big fan of sitting in the pool...even when Mom or Dad sat in the pool with him (quite the sight!)

He did, however, love being chased around (by Joe of course) and sprayed with glacier water from the hose. I was freezing when some of it accidentally splashed onto me...Roman was also pretty shocked at the temperature, but for whatever reason, put up with the icy blast because it was just too much fun to pass up. Here's a video:
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He then decided to take matters into his own hands...literally. (My apologies for how annoying my voice is in the video)! :)

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6.22.2008

My life in Summary (for the past week or so)!

Hello friends! I feel like I have not really written for quite some time! Life has been busy but good. Let me update you on a few of the happenings in the Pometto household over the past couple of weeks:

1. We celebrated Roman's first birthday on June 15! He is getting to be such a big guy...walking and talking like crazy...and thoroughly enjoying his first cake eating experiences! :) Kim made him the amazing little cake (which he has already pretty much demolished) in these pictures.










2. Unfortunately, bad news for #2. :( My poor sister-in-law, Chelsey, (who happens to be almost 8 months pregnant) fell down her stairs last weekend. My brother wasn't home, so not only did Chelsey break her foot in 3 places, but she had to crawl back up her stairs in order to get to her phone and call 911. She is my hero. She has been such a trooper...learning to hop along using a walker because she can't put any weight on her left foot for the next 6 weeks - and crutches are hardly conducive to help balance a woman who is 8 months pregnant! The good news is that she somehow managed to fall in such a way that their baby, Carter, is doing just fine...and her injuries could have been a lot worse, too. Get well soon, Chelsey! (Here is Carter, our little nephew, who we cannot wait to meet!)



3. Back to happy news! We celebrated Kim's bachelorette party last Saturday! We stayed at the Suites of 800 Locust and ate dinner at Centro. Despite the fact that we had to rearrange plans several times due to flooding, we had a blast! SO excited for Kim and Andrew's wedding this Friday!!!





4. Vow of Silence (the band that Joe plays in) had their first show for a really long time on Friday night in Ames! It was so much fun. They played at Bali Satay - where they will be playing a couple more shows over the next couple of months. Also, it was a super exciting show becuase Joe's brother Tony had his debut performance with the band as their bassist. He did a fantastic job and the boys are really excited about playing as a four piece. Joe's sister Mary took some amazing pictures:

Check out the VOS myspace page at: www.myspace.com/vowofsilencemusic
So proud of those boys! I love them so much!!!

5. We have been enjoying summer with Roman. We got him a baby pool for his birthday, but the other day when we went outside to play in it, he enjoyed Joe chasing him around with the hose much more! :) I will post pictures and videos of him soon!


In conclusion, I will try to keep posting about all of the excitement of our lives! I know I'm leaving things out right now, but hopefully I will catch up one of these days. May God bless you all!!

6.21.2008

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This is a slideshow I made of Roman's first year! While it is not very professional looking, it is nice to be able to see how much he's changed over the last 12 months. It is pretty long(20 minutes) but if you get the chance I think you'll enjoy it!

6.09.2008

Commerical Corruption

So, last night Joe and I were watching a little bit of TV before we went to bed. We have our favorite shows, but other than that, we don't watch it very often at all. Occasionally, however, when we need to wind down a bit, we catch a little bit of Jon and Kate plus 8 on TLC, or some reruns of other favorite shows. :)

We were sitting our couch and enjoying watching the innocence (and chaos) of what it would be like to have 8 children...then comes the commercial break. Now, there are always some commercials that I really enjoy. For example, I always get a good laugh at the Sonic commercials. However, (warning...I feel it deserves an R rating) this commercial for AMP energy drinks made me stare at the TV in stunned silence. I could not believe the casual talk about one night stands that was being aired for all the world to see. It was appalling to say the least. As the commercial ended, I sat, mouth wide open still in disbelief. Joe turned to me and said "I can't believe that just happened".

Seriously...something needs to be done about the disgusting programming that I'm sure many families and children are seeing on a daily basis.

6.05.2008

Dance Party

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I think everyone should get to witness Roman's mad dancing skills. He can really bust a move. :) Notice that there is a mountain of clothes that have yet to be folded making a debut in this short film. Nice. Playing with my child is more important, right?

Joseph Benedict Stone....Our Godson!!!






Here is beautiful little baby Joe! We are so excited! He was born on Monday, May 19th, weighing in at 8lb 8oz, 20.5 inches long. We were thrilled to be asked to be his Godparents. Congratulations Suzee and Phil! We love him so much already! What a blessing!

6.04.2008

One Year Ago...

This is Roman and me one year ago. Crazy how time flies, huh? As his first birthday rapidly approaches, I can't help but reflect on the anticipation that I was feeling at this time last year. I was loving being pregnant until the last couple of weeks when suddenly I was really ready to be done. I was nervous about labor but excited about seeing our little boy!

So many of our friends are having/have had babies lately! It's so neat to see them journey through pregnancy and remember each stage of Roman's life. Anyway, my baby is more of a little boy than a baby now! ::tear:: But, I really enjoy every stage, and it will fun to see him grow and change over the next year.

6.02.2008

Weekend 'o fun!

Joe and I had an amazing weekend in Kansas City! I will be putting pictures up soon so you can see the cool hotel we stayed at (it was a restored Hotel, so it had a lot of really neat features). We had an awesome couple's massage, went to the Plaza, ate at California Pizza Kitchen...MMMM!! (probably one of my new favorite restaurants!), visited the restaurant where Joe proposed (aww!), and relaxed by the pool. It was so relaxing and awesome to have uninterrupted one-on-one time.

Also, I have to update you... turns out Action Accents is the place to go to buy a swimsuit. This is the one that I bought. It is amazing. :) Let me tell you about my "AA" experience. HA HA. I walked into the store, Joe and Roman in toe (and really excited to be there, of course), feeling a little anxious. You see, when I go to a store to try on swimwear, I tend to get a knot in the pit of my stomach. Why you ask? Because it is such an overwhelming task. It is not even so much that I am unhappy with my body as it is I am stressed out about finding something that actually covers my body without making me look like an old woman. There are always many colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from and yet, somehow, it is always difficult to find something.

The woman that greeted me was very friendly, approaching with a smile and a "What can I do to help?" I just laid it all out on the line. "I'm looking for a one-piece suit that has good chest support and sucks the tummy in. I want it to be modest but I don't want to look like an old lady. It's very difficult to find a swimsuit when you go from pre-baby to post-baby". She totally understood and went right to work on finding me some options. She gave me about 10 suits to try on...none of which I was a huge fan of and all of which were more than $100. Oh no. This was not looking good. I was panicking...what if I can't find something? This is going to be like every other time...which wouldn't even be that huge of a deal, but we were going on vacation! While she was answering a phone, I convinced Joe that he should ask her if she had anything a little less expensive. She did. She brought back another 6 swimsuits, 3 of which I really liked, but I ended up going with the lovely brown number. :)

Success! The saleswoman made me feel really comfortable, and complimented the good things about my body, but she wasn't going to lie to me about the ones that didn't look good. All in all, it was a fantastic experience.