Sunday, June 17, 2007

Some Couch love, Sweet Suzanna, and Movin' & Shaking!!!

In order to fully express our love for our friend's, Ryan and Jenny Couch, you must first know that a year and a half ago we played one of our favorite games "Taboo" with them which Brian and I happily walked away as the victors. We met together last night to revisit the beloved game and for us to defend the Lee family title! O how I wish I could report another victory, but sadly the Couch's came from behind to take the title of Taboo champions. Strangely, looking back over the evening Brian and I realized that the Couch's came with a strategy of distraction! They have a new puppy who is stunningly cute and lots of fun. While the game was going on Isaac, (the new pup), decided to use our living room as his personal potty...though Brian and I are extremely empathetic having two dogs of our own that have more than broken in our house, we couldn't see through the fog that this was all a plan of theirs to distract us from the getting into the zone with Taboo! All of that to say, we expect a rematch soon! :)

On a more serious note...God moved us into a really sweet time of conversation about God's call on our individual lives. We really sensed the presence of the Lord in a unique way among us as we shared together vision, dreams, desires and encouragement. Brian and I agreed that the conversation was very life-giving and affirming of what God is calling each one of us to. We walked away challenged to be faithful in the little during this season of preparation and to genuinely seek God's friendship. It was a wonderful night!

JADA IS CRAWLING!!!!! She has been moving from place to place in all sorts of creative ways, but she is officially crawling now. So much fun!

Also, I wanted to attach a sweet picture of one of my favorite kiddos, Suzanna...some of you know the twins, Blaine and Suzanna. We had a great time taking some pictures of her last week!


  1. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

    That's how I describe that night. We did truly enjoy being with yall and were very affirmed and challenged, in (like you said) life-giving ways!

    We all need each other in the body, to literally be the body to each other. Often we know this but don't know what to do - but just a few simple words can do wonders.

    As far as Taboo!! Our secret plan revealed! We had carefully trained Isaac to "make his move" at the exact moment necessary to shift the momentum into our hands!! It has worked, and the Taboo crown is ours!!

    Komodo Dragon!!!

    Ryan Couch

    p.s. for others who check this blog and want to read about the Lee's stunning victory last time - check it out here!

  2. Sweet! I love the blog. Alan sent me the address. I had a great time hanging out with them in MN. We gotta hang out soon.

  3. yeah jada! (just a reminder to mom not to tell people that now you have to "baby proof" the house b/c that's child centered. We prefer the term "safety-proof" the house and then we tell Titus "no"). :)

  4. I am so excited that you guys are blogging!!! I love your pictures ... they are so beautiful. I hope you don't mind that I linked you guys from my page so I can keep up with your posts. Take care & keep in touch! Stacie

  5. Hey Stephanie. I don't know if you will remember, but I worked with Brian at Jane Long for a few years. I moved last year, but still keep up with JLMS through Stacie and emailing others who are still there. I have been blogging for a while now and am always SO excited to see new bloggers joining the fun! Your Jada is precious...I love her sweet, chubby cheeks and dark hair! I know the Borchgardt twins, and the pic of Suzanna is great! I will anxiously check your blog for other pictures from your home studio! What a venture! Please say hello to Brian for me and feel free to peruse our blog, as well!

  6. Steph--I found you so randomly but have to tell you how beautiful your family is! I love the pics...I'd love for you to take some of mine sometime.

    Leaving the dance studio?! (tears)

  7. #1 We did not know you had a blog!
    #2 Steph and I challenge you two to a game of Taboo. We will defeat you. In fact, Aidan is getting pretty good too and will dominate Jada.