with good friends

with Matt, 2006


Our family first met Matt years ago when he started coming to our church.  He and Rich quickly became friends and started running together.  Tuesday became our day to have Matt for dinner and the guys would run. 

Matt moved away to finish schooling, met a lovely lady, got married, and now has a baby son.  Even though he moved away from Connecticut, he’s been so good about keeping in touch with us and visiting when he can.  He and Laura are leaving the US in September as missionaries.  Thankfully, they had several churches in the area that they needed to visit before moving to Africa, so they were able to swing by and visit us, too. 

They arrived in time for lunch, to spend a couple of hours with us before travelling to a church in New Jersey.  We had food ready for them; salad, fruit, corn on the cob, chips, and sandwich fixings.  We had just enough time to catch up, eat, admire the baby, talk, and (of course) take some pictures.


Laura let me have some fun with her baby boy, Ian.

I spread out a blanket on the floor by a big window to take some pictures of him.

He’s a big three month old, she says he’s already growing out of his 6 months clothes and weighs about 19 pounds.


I just can’t stand the cuteness of a swaddled baby.

It was such a treat to hold him.

Isn’t he a handsome little thing? 

We took him outside on the porch.

Here he is with his adorable mama, Laura.  We had about five minutes or so before an afternoon pouring rain came down.

Matt and Laura visited us last year, too.  I didn’t know Laura was expecting Ian until after they left and Rich told me.  heart

I just love this big group portrait! 

Friends and family in Christ.

Pray for Matt and Laura as they get ready to fly for Africa on September 11.  They will spend 2 years there before they come back to visit the States again.

We’re so thrilled for them and all that is happening in their lives.  (they have a blog:HERE)

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us, Matt and Laura.  We love you guys!


“I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.  For in him you have been enriched in every way–in all your speaking and in all your knowledge–because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you.  Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.  He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God, who has called you into fellowship with his son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.”  1 Corinthians 1:4-9

0 thoughts on “with good friends

  1. What an adorable little guy! And, he with his mama and daddy are all off on an amazing adventure! May God bless them and keep them. We are sending a young man from our church to Tanzania tomorrow. He is going to be helping in conjunction with a Danish pump company here called Grundfost, to install a water pump so a village of more than 20,000 people will be able to get clean water to drink! Isn’t that wonderful? We are so blessed to be a part of helping this happen. We are also sending a team to Romania tomorrow with supplies for the poor, and a whole lot of school supplies. A lot of the poor families cannot send their children to school because they do not have simple things like pencils and paper! We are helping with that, too. I love it!

  2. They look like family! The baby is so sweet and is a handsome fellow. I will pray for them and go see their blog. So glad you got to have a visit.

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