Thursday, December 9, 2010

Where do I begin?

Wow, it's been quite a while since I've updated this blog. Much has happened since my last post.

To go back in time a little, we celebrated Nehemiah turning 1 back in July (29th). Since he shares his birthday with his older cousin Olivia, we had a joint birthday party up in Beaverton at a nice park with most of the family.

The BIG news is that we moved to Newport, Oregon in September. God began moving in our hearts and circumstances and confirmed through many different things that Newport is where He wants us to be. There are SO many details to this story and it's so nice to know that God is in it all.. directing us and showing us His perfect will.

Luke is now pastoring South Beach Church ( along with some other really great men who love God. We are so blessed to be apart of this fellowship and are excited to see God working and drawing people unto Himself.

In the midst of all this (and prior to knowing we were going to move) we were blessed with the possibility to buy a house. For those of you who know us, this is not something we would have EVER sought out. We are now in the process of building a house here on the coast (being that it is MUCH cheaper than buying a home). A big bonus is that our friends (The Townsends) who also moved here from Ashland will be building right next door to us! Here is a pic of the property.

Another big announcement is that we will be expecting our third child in May of 2011! I was pretty shocked at first being that they are all so close in age. But I am excited to have another little baby Frechette and am constantly being reminded to enjoy these special years.

We are humbled and blessed by God's abundant provision and direction in our lives and pray that all of these blessings would bring glory to Him.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oregon Coast

We took a quick weekend trip to Newport. The weather was absolutely beautiful while we were there! Here are a few pics.

Happy Birthday to my man!

Luke turned 32 on the 13th! Wow... I used to think that sounded SO old! :) Since we married at a young age we've been able to see each other grow and go through a lot of things and I must say as Luke ages he gets better and better! It's like the scripture says... "we are being transformed from glory to glory"~ 2Corinthians 3:18.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's been a while

I haven't been too good at keeping up on this blog. I'm going to try and keep up on it, key word "try".
The Frechette's are doing well, by Gods sweet grace. Noah is such a fun two year old, learning so many new things each day... I understand now when parents call their kids sponges. It's so fun to see life through his eyes.... the wonder and awe of everything. I often think about how Jesus said that we are to receive his kingdom as "little children" (Mark 10:15). Raising Noah puts feet to that verse for me.
Nehemiah is getting so big! He is learning to get around by rolling all over the place.
I'm loving watching the boys start to really love each other. Nemo has always been fascinated with Noah, but Noah is finally loving him back. :)
I'm getting excited for the warmer weather so we can get outside and enjoy the nearby parks and such. As of now, we just hang out a lot at home during the days as the boys are on differing nap schedules... it's just a season, I know. :)
Well, this is my little update... if any one is out there, thanks for reading! ;)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Catching up... Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving this year we stayed home and made dinner at our house. Our friends the Banks came over with their two boys and some of the fixings. We had a good time and I managed to snap just a couple pics.

My first apple pie

Caleb Banks and Nehemiah

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Noah's 2nd Birthday!!

I can't believe my little man is already 2! We had a fun time as a family celebrating with balloons and cake. Technically, this was his 3rd time celebrating so we just hung out and made fun things out of those long skinny balloons. I think the best thing we could come up with was a sword (Luke's idea of course). 2 goes by so fast!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunriver trip

So last weekend we took a trip to Sunriver to spend the weekend with Luke's family for an early Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration. We also were able to see my brother and his growing family. It was so nice to get away and spend time together with family. Here are some collage pics from our weekend!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fun on the Mac

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My birthday present this year

I Turned 28 this year in August and this is what my wonderful husband got for me! Well actually he just put a picture of it in my birthday card and we saved my birthday money till we had enough so I still haven't actually received it yet. But I am so excited to have a bike! The last one I had was about 7 years ago and it was given to be by my mom, only to be stolen shortly thereafter. And this bike is out of this world comfortable! Thanks honey!!

One nice thing about having a baby is...

.... ALL the family that comes to visit!!
While we were still in the hospital we had a visit from Luke's mom Arla, his aunt Janet and uncle Mark, and his grandma Val! The special thing about this was that Janet and Mark live in Minnesota, grandma Val lives in North Dakota, and momma Arla lives 4 hours away in Newport. They had their trip all planned and it worked out perfectly to come when they did because they were able to meet 1 day old Nehemiah.

After Luke's two weeks off, my mom took a week off and came to help out. Such a blessing that was. Her and Noah had a great time going on walks, to the park, swimming outside in his pool. I'm pretty sure that after that week he had like ten new toys. One night her and Walt showed up with a bunch of Chinese Food for dinner. We took this pic which I think is a keeper!

Later in August (on my birthday to be exact) we got a visit from Auntie Erin and cousins Olivia and Mallory. They are always such fun to have around and Noah especially loved playing with his cousins.

My Aunt Cindy and Uncle Arlin came down a few days after that to go to the Britt Festival, but they came to Ashland one day for lunch and to see the new baby. It was great seeing them even for a little bit!

On labor day weekend we had a visit from papa Joe & grandma Arla (Luke's parents). It's always good to see them and we always wish that they lived closer so we could see them more often.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

First few weeks

Here's a few pics from the first few weeks after Nehemiah was born. I was so extremely blessed that Luke was able to take two weeks off! During that time he had a lot of bonding time with Noah, and of course was a wonderful support for me.
Noah had a hard time for a little while once the baby was here. He didn't have much of an appetite for a week or so. Lots of adjusting to do for such a little man! But despite that, he has been super sweet to his baby brother from the beginning. I'm sure in no time they will be the best of friends!

Monday, September 28, 2009

I'm ba-aack!

I'm back online so I hope to be able to keep up this blog a little better. I don't even know if anyone reads it anymore? Not that I'm a great blogger or anything... it's just fun to keep friends and family up on what's happening with us. When I get around to it, I'll be posting some pics of what we've been up to these last few months.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Nehemiah is here!

The wait is over! Nehemiah Lucas Frechette arrived on Wednesday July 29th at 10:20pm, weighing 8lbs 8oz, 20 inches long and a 15 inch head! Early labor started Tuesday morning at 6 am and lasted all day, although it was pretty sporadic. Then we were up all night have contractions anywhere from 6 to 15 minutes apart. Wednesday morning rolls around and the contractions just stop, so we went into the doctors to have her stir things up once again and she said I was anywhere from 4 to 5 cm. At this point I had a decision to make: do I want to go through another sleepless night of having contractions and then not be geared up for real labor, or do I want to have my dr. break my water and really get things going while I have some energy left? We prayerfully decided on the latter and so at 3:30pm we headed to the hospital. Jani broke my water at 4:30 and then contractions started coming every 4 minutes, progressing all the way until our little guy was born. I had him in the birthing tub, which was a great experience. Jani (my dr.) let me pull him out after his head and shoulders were delivered... so sweet! This time around our doula Allison was able to be there and she was an awesome support to Luke and I. As I look back on the whole experience I remember crying out to the Lord quite a few times (especially during transition). Truly He is our help in time of trouble :). What a glorious outcome all that pain brought!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The promised pic!

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Here I am at 39 weeks along! Baby should be coming any day now! :)

The Children's Festival

We went on a quick outing last night to take Noah to the Children's Festival at the Britt Gardens in Jacksonville. Most of the booths there were for older kids but he did enjoy a few things, like watching the violinists perform, and the karate kids, going through a cool maze, and of course the bubbles! I remember going to this when I was really young and making those cool macaroni necklaces. Next year he'll be able to participate in a lot more. Here are a few pics.