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Summer’s End

I was driving home yesterday and noticed that a number of trees are starting to get their first yellow and red leaves.  I guess it’s right on time — last year we went to Washington for the first two weeks of September and were surprised to see fall in full swing when we got back.  Still, it’s a little sad to see Summer winding down.  It’s a reminder that we need to take advantage of our opportunities when we have them: to take advantage of those outdoor activities while the weather’s warm and do the things you’ve been meaning to do before it’s too late.  Carpe diem, etc.  There’s a good parenting lesson here too…


Joshua Daniel Heinrich

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Well, he’s here! Joshua Daniel Heinrich was born this morning (August 16) at 5:13 am. He was 8 lbs 11 oz and 21 inches long. The camera is still at the hospital with Rachel, so I’ll have to upload pictures later. In the meantime you can see one that I took with my phone on my Facebook page.

I still can’t believe how good God is to us. I just don’t understand why He blesses us over and over again, but I praise Him for it anyway! The name “Joshua” means “Jehovah is generous,” and though we didn’t know that when we picked the name, it fits perfectly. In so many ways He demonstrates that He loves us beyond measure, such as the people He had praying for us this weekend. Blessings take many forms, and even if we don’t always recognize them, it’s wonderful to know that God has for us “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jer 29:11)

Update: Pictures are up.

Even Again

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For those who didn’t know, Rachel and I are expecting again! We had the ultrasound today, and it’s a boy! So we’re even again at 3 girls and 3 boys. I guess it’s time for me to make a new “Little Bundles” photo album. Now we just need to figure out where to put the second crib — and where did its screws go?


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Well, the site redesign is just about finished.  I still have to fiddle with the Gallery theme so that it blends in with the rest of the site properly, but otherwise I’m very happy with how it turned out.  This has been quite the learning experience for me, as I had very little knowlege of WordPress themes or cascading style sheets, but Google was my friend when I didn’t know how to make things work right.  I hope that now we’ll be able to update more often (updating was more complex before, so it tended to get put off), which means more updates and pictures for you to enjoy!  And even if we haven’t updated in a while, you can still check out our current Facebook status in the sidebar on the Home page. Read the rest of this entry


You can see that things look a little different right now. Our old color scheme is back (with a few updates), and I’m working on polishing up some of the oddities of the new theme. My goal is to have everything on the site actually fit together, rather than the home page, blogs, and gallery all having different appearances. More changes coming…

Another new chapter

Another year, another move. Fortunately, this time it’s because I have a permanent job. I started work at Unisys last month as an Oracle DBA. Besides selling mainframes and development software, Unisys has a large outsourcing business as well.  We handle IT services for quite a few large companies, and most of the hardware is hosted in the Eagan, MN data center.

We’re in the process of purchasing a house in Apple Valley, just 15 minutes south of Unisys.  It will be nice to live close to work again! No more hour+ commutes.  I’m particularly excited about this house’s enormous back yard.  There’s lots of room for a garden and for the kids to run and play, and there’s a steep hill in the back that will be great for sledding in the winter.  The house itself needs just about every room repainted, but otherwise is in fairly decent shape.  And, it has a hot tub!  Rachel’s particularly excited to finally have a place of our own.  With a permanent job and a permanent home, we feel that God is finally establishing us here in MN, over a year after we moved here.  That’s something we’ve been praying for earnestly, so it’s good to see those prayers finally answered!


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Just a quick post to let you know that the photo gallery is working again. You can see pictures of Julianna in the Bundle of Hope album.

Bundle of Hope

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Announcing Julianna Hope Heinrich, born today at 4:34pm!  She’s 7 pounds 10 ozs and 21 inches long.  Mom and baby are doing great.  I didn’t bring my cable for the camera, so I’ll have to wait till I get home before I can upload some pictures.  More soon!


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Hi everyone!  The site’s undergoing a redesign right now, so please bear with me while I get everything moved over.


Update: This isn’t the final design. It will be a few days, though, before I can finish it.

“Turn you northward.”

We’ve gotten established here in Minnesota. In my last post I mentioned that I had a couple of job interviews. Well, the Lord opened the door to one of them, and I now work at Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution. It’s a one-year contract position, so due to the uncertainty of where we’ll be next year, we’re renting a house in Maple Grove, in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis. That works out well, though, because we’re still waiting for our house in Pensacola to sell. Read the rest of this entry