Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We are in need of a major update, and for those of you who gave up on our blog, I can't really blame you:)
I figured I would at least attempt to fill you all in on the latest happenings of the Roe's.

  • Jim celebrated his 27th birthday last month on Groundhog's time you watch the movie, think of him!

Jim got his favorite, mandarin orange cake.....please take note of the lovely come over!

His present from me was a back inversion table......he claims it's supposed to reduce aging by reversing gravity and allowing nutrients to flow freely through your body....I personally don't buy it, but it does feel nice on the back and we both use it every day:)

  • A lot of why you haven't heard from us is that we're getting prepared for Jim's departure and trying to enjoy every second that we can. He will be leaving for Iraq in less than a month and will be gone for more than a year. Neither of us have any idea how difficult this time will be so we'd appreciate all of your prayers. The longest we've been apart is 3 weeks, and it was horrible, so I can't even imagine a year!
Luckily, I will have my awesome support system here to keep my mind preoccupied and Jim will be getting care packages every week from his annoying wife!

Me, Mom and Kels all got haircuts together.....girl days will be a must to keep me busy!

Kelsi's actually home for good and will be staying with me while Jim's gone. She already moved most of her stuff in. I forgot how much I loved living with my sister!

  • Jim is taking care of all of his loose ends, including lasic eye surgery, which he underwent yesterday. He's already seeing 20-15 a day later......oh and he has to wear these goggles to protect his eyes. Amazing right?!

  • In other news, the shop is doing so well! I absolutely love going to work every day. We have been so busy and keep getting new people in every day. God is truly blessing this place and we're so thankful. We've gotten a lot of free publicity too, which is great! We were featured on a cooking show, because they heard we were the best breakfast and lunch place in Redmond and we'll be in the paper next month for a "Hidden Treasures" feature.

    I was going to try and find the video from the show but they don't have it online. This link, however will show you the cooking show site that has our recipes and info....kinda fun.

  • All in all, things are great. I promise to be better about updating in the future, but I apologize in advance for the lack of material I will have without Jim around. If you could all keep us in your prayers, that would be awesome!


sdralphs said...

Bre it sounds like things are going great. I'm so glad Kels is moving in with you while Jim is gone. I cannot imagine how hard that would be. One of my best friends over here is in the same boat as you. They have been married almost a year now and he might have to go to Iraq for over a year this coming January. We are praying he does not have to go, but it's looking that way. I'll remember you guys in my prayers! Tell the whole family hi for me and tell Kels she needs to start a blog so I can follow her love life more closely! I'm so glad the shop is doing so good, I cannot wait to come home and try it!

The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

How nice you love your job!!!

scotty and crystal said...

Thanks for the super update, so good to see your beautiful faces.

Scotty and I were just talking about you two and wondering when Jim's departure was. We love you both so much and will be thinking of you and praying for you often.

also, when we get back from Africa, how's about a little rock climbing to distract you, eh?

Let's do it!!!

Love you baby,

Jim and Brea said...

Heck yeah Crystal. Count us in!


You can be sure that our prayers will be with you guys while Jim is away. I don't know if you read Bruce and Barbara Cleaver's blog (you can link to it from ours), but she has posted a lovely YouTube video tribute to our troops that you might want to watch. Thanks so much, Jim, for your service to our country. We are very proud of you, and pray for God's special blessing and protection on your life.