22 December 2009


Get ready Minnesota! We're coming home!
The weather here is too warm for my blood and we can't wait to experience the fresh Minnesota air again!!!!!

Ok - time to get on the bus! OH! I just remembered! Megabus has FREE WI-FI! All the way to MN!Yes!!!

- M&L
ps. Have you heard of the band Owl City? Or Lights? Awesome bands!

17 December 2009


It's long overdue, but here are the pictures from our honeymoon.
Micah didn't tell Lauren where they were going for their honeymoon. She didn't find out until they reached the baggage claim in Miami. Some guy came up to her and asked her if she was getting on the boat too. Micah said that YES, indeed we were! We went on an awesome 7 day cruise in the Caribbean. We had such an amazing time and highly recommend a cruise to anyone else getting married!

Thanksgiving Photos

Here are some photos from our Thanksgiving with the Erickson family! :)

Lauren's cousin Rachel with Otto. We had 5 dogs spending Thanksgiving with us - they were all cuddly and friendly!

The day after Thanksgiving we walked through Moody's campus, window shopped down the magnificent mile, and visited the "bean" in Millennium Park.

Danielle and Rachel are resting after our long walk down the magnificent mile.

Rachel was lucky to have Micah carry her for most of our walking (and for them, sometimes running :) )

We stopped at Portillo's for dinner. Yum! Chicago Hot Dogs!

The nearby FREE zoo was having a special event called "Zoo Lights." Parking in their lot was $17 after 30 min. So Lauren's dad and uncle re-parked every 20 minutes to keep things really free.

The zoo had lights up all over, ice sculpting, Santa, and of course lots of animals to see!

It was a fun time!

After our long day in Chicago, we drove to Wrigleyville to show our family our cozy little apartment!
The kids loved seeing Penny!

We loved getting to spend so much time with family!

06 December 2009

A few more days!

Thank you so much for all of your prayers. I have pretty much finished all of my homework for half of my classes. Tonight I am hoping (praying) to finish all of my homework for one more class. Then all I will have left is my Greek final this Wednesday night (which I am not prepared to take yet).

Please keep me in your prayer! Lauren is still recovering from a cold. Please pray for full recovery for her as well!!!

We miss MN!

04 December 2009


Hello to our Family and Friends!
There are SIX more days until I am done with this semester! Thank you all for your prayers and words of encouragement! I just finished all of my homework and papers for one of my classes. I have a BIG Greek exam on Wednesday night! PLEASE pray for me as I prepare for that - for retention of knowledge, to do well, and to finish strong! I also have a big project due for OT class as well (I'm going to do something on my trip to Israel). Please pray that I'm able to put together a solid presentation - and that I make enough time to do a good job on that! I also have an online class with a final next week. Please pray that I'm able to remember what I've learned so I can put into words a clear picture of what I have been taught!

Lauren is enjoying her job at the child care center. She has been having a tough week though. She had a fever for a day, a horrible cold all week, and has been getting a REALLY sore back as well (holding infants all day). Please pray for her recoveries and for added strength to continue to take care of these wonderful infants!

We thank the our Savior Jesus Christ who has provided for our daily needs and has taken care of us ONE day at a time! Financially speaking, we have been so thankful for our family and friends who have gathered around us with prayer and financial support. Thank you so much for the surprise cards of encouragement, wisdom, and the ability to go out on some fun dates! Lauren and I went out tonight to get some hot apple cider, a bite of cheesecake, and went for a walk around our neighborhood! We are so thankful for all of you back at home who are thinking about us and praying for us! We are doing the same for you as well!!

With all of that being said - I must continue on in my studies! Please feel free to call us though anytime! I love to take short phones breaks to talk to anyone who calls!