Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Home Stretch

After a few emails back and forth with the academic advisor at Southern Seminary, we now know that Jeff has only 3 classes left to take in order to graduate with his Masters of Divinity in Biblical Counseling. It has been a long haul, but the end is in sight. I have been so proud of him to stick it out and finish this monumental task.
Now the fun begins, looking for a job. We really like living in Louisville and would love to stay if a job opens up for him here. He is going to spend the summer months sending his resume out to many different places: counseling centers, churches, hospitals and schools.
Please keep our family in your prayers and we transition from school-life to working-life in the next year.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Swimming Lessons

There is no way to predict how your child will react to a new environment. Nathan has always been a very agreeable baby. He is happy in every situation and rarely cries or fusses. That said...Nathan DID NOT LIKE his first swim lesson. From the time we got in the pool to the time we got out (30 minutes) he wailed the entire time. Imagine trying to listen to the instructor with a constant "Aaaaaahhhhhh" in you ear. I am hoping next week won't be a repeat of this first lesson. It can only get better from here.
I would have loved to get Nathan into the class last year when he was younger, but it didn't work out that way. Hopefully he gets more agreeable as we continue the course. I have decided to finish what we started even if he wails the whole time.
Other than the obvious reluctance from Nathan, the lesson was very enjoyable and informative. A few of Nathan's friends from Highview are in the class as well: Elijah Barnes, Lily Stacy, and Ellie Lawrence (not at the first lesson). The techer was very patient and knew how to deal with the little ones - even wailing Nathan. I was surprised at how much we did on the first day. She had the babies recline on our shoulder and kick in the water, we dunked them underwater, and had them "swim" to the edge of the pool. I was expecting much less for the first lesson, but I think it will be good for them.

March for Babies

Saturday we walked with Team Stacy in the March of Dimes March for Babies. We walked in honor of Evan Stacy and in memory of Nicholas Stacy. The March of Dimes' mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. "One day all babies will be born healthy, we just have to walk to get there." For more information, go to
Nathan and I walked in the bitter cold last year and were joined this year by Uncle Aaron and Mamaw (my mom). The weather started out pretty cold and rainy, but turned out to be a nice day for a walk. Team Stacy almost doubled in size from last year. Our goal is to continue to grow every year and participate every year in this event.
Go to the Stacy's blogspot link on this page to see more photos from this event.
After to walk, we all gathered at the Stacy's home for lunch and fellowship. Nathan was much more interested in playing than eating (which is becoming all too common). He had to show his Uncle Aaron that he could climb the ladder all by himself and go down the big slide without help. He is getting to be such a big boy. From the picture, you can see that his favorite toy was the Little Tikes car. He must have gone in and out of that car dozens of times without tiring from the game. We may have to invest in a similar car. Finally, all the kids were playing with the bubble machine. I haven't seen so many bubbles in one place, and of course, neither had Nathan. He was facinated. He could only focus on one bubble at a time and followed it until it popped or landed. If the bubble landed, he carefully reached out and popped it on the grass. It looks like another future investment for the Wisener household. Maybe we should just go to the Stacy's more often and play with their toys.

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Boys are Home!!!

After 4 days of waiting, Jeff and Nathan are back in Louisville. They had a very uneventful flight home. I have to commend Jeff on his patience in handling the situation. I don't know if I would have done as well in similar circumstances.
After 2 bad airport experiences in Texas (December 2005 and present), it will be a long time before we consider taking a similar trip.

Friday, April 11, 2008

My First Blog

I have been peer-pressured into starting this blog, but I think it will actually be a good thing. I am so bad at keeping friends and family update with events and pictures in our lives now, that any means to facilitate that will be an improvement. It may take a while to get into the swing of this, but right now I am dedicated to doing this.
As I compose this inaugural post, Jeff and Nathan are grounded in Texas due to the American Airlines fiasco. We are blessed that they have family to stay with during this waiting period. My heart goes out to those travelers who are many miles from home at this time. Please keep them in your prayers that Jeff and Nathan will be able to return home on Monday as scheduled without further problems and delays.
I will keep this short and end with a few recent pictures of our family:

Nathan's rocking horse

Watch out world, I'm walking

Getting ready for a bath