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Meet my baby daughter, Brynn Kelly Foster.
She was born 05.25.12 @ 7:10pm. She weight 8 lbs and 1 oz and 20 inches long.

She’s pretty amazing.

The hardest thing about the last 30 hours, is that I was sent home from the hospital because I came down with the flu.

So that means, I had to leave my wife in labor at the hospital and miss my daughter’s birth. It’s the worst feeling in the world to not be there for your family.

Thank you to Paige, my mother-in-law, for being Erica’s coach.
Thank you to Jenn Haugen, for watching Josiah.
Thank you to Paul Haugen, for taking care of me.

I hope to meet her in person later today.

The Waiting Room.

May 23, 2012 — 10 Comments

We’re two days past our baby girl’s due date.

I’ve got two questions for you:

1. What foods do you recommend?
(I’m only interested in how to spur on this delivery with food… don’t give me any other kinds of tips)

2. What do you think her name will be?
(We’re not telling until she arrives)

And no, we’re not in a physical waiting room right now… but we’re playing the waiting game.

big announcement.

May 6, 2012 — 16 Comments

Three and half years ago Erica and I moved to Santa Rosa, Ca with our little dog Cooper. We moved for a few reasons.

A picture we took while visiting San Francisco 6 months before we moved to Santa Rosa, Ca.

I was coming out of a difficult situation and wounded.

We knew we needed to get out of town [Fresno/Clovis] to rebuild.
I knew I needed to learn from someone [Andy] who was working in the North Point model.
We knew that one day we would plant a church.
We did not know where.
We did not know how long we would be at New Vintage Church.
We said, “We’ll give it two years.”
Three and half years later we’re making the jump.
We’ve seen incredible moments of life-change.
We’ve been inspired by the stories of people like Chloe, Dennis, Heather, Donna, Jessica, Laura, and Jerry (to name a few).
But the story to put us over the edge was Lori.

We are so grateful to being a part of a place like New Vintage, where people like Lori can come from a completely Atheist background, walk in our doors, find a relationship with Jesus and be completely changed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
It’s incredible.
But when we watched her baptism video, all we could think of were the people in Fresno/Clovis that we love.
And the question sparked in our minds… “Who is reaching the people we love in our hometown?”

Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? ” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

I’ve heard it said that you plant a church “because you love people.”
Every time I’ve heard that, I’ve thought, “How can you love all people, unless your God?”
But now I understand that statement. It’s not just a general category of “people.”
It’s PEOPLE… as in specific NAMES.
And that’s why we’re planting Two Cities Church. [Facebook / Twitter]

So, Erica, Josiah, Baby Foster and myself are moving back to our hometown.
I realize there are probably tons of questions and I’ll be blogging about this adventure frequently.
Ask away.

P.S. Here’s a little post about when we moved to NVC and why.

 

 

Josiah’s Sister

January 7, 2012 — 1 Comment

What Josiah said when we told him he’s getting a little sister.

When we ask him what her name should be he says, “I hug her and kiss her.”
That name is too long.
What should her name be?

Daddy’s Little Girl

January 1, 2012 — 1 Comment

I’ve never thought of myself as someone who would have a daughter. For whatever reason, I’ve just never been able to imagine having a girl. But… she is on her way. May 22nd, or somewhere close to that date, I’ll meet my little girl face-to-face. I’m nervous, terrified and excited. I’m already planning how to keep the boys away! Don’t worry, I’m joking… well, at least partially.

I have two questions for you:
1. How do you raise a daughter?
2. What should her name be?

I’d seriously like to hear your input.

Uh oh!

December 30, 2011 — Leave a comment

My world just got flipped upside down.
I’m excited.
I’m scared.
I’m clueless on how to do this…
Just like last time.

We told Erica’s family tonight by handing them each a fortune cookie with a regular fortune and a little piece of pink paper.

Now accepting your best advice on raising a girl. 

Baby Foster 12 Weeks

November 13, 2011 — Leave a comment

We went to the Doctor on Friday for a 12-week pregnancy check-up. Everything looks great. He or She was sleeping during the ultrasound… Which is the opposite of what Josiah did. He was doing flips the entire pregnancy. So, we might have a calm child coming???

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Baby Names

October 26, 2011 — 1 Comment

What boy names and girl names do you like for babies and why?

Disclaimer: We won’t use your suggestion, especially if it’s your own name.


Brother or Sister?

October 15, 2011 — 6 Comments

Josiah Claps.

May 27, 2010 — Leave a comment

It’s true.
My son now claps.
And he has done it on command a lot the last few days.
Erica said it makes her feel like a rock star.
Enjoy a few seconds of clapping.