April mini-updates

The theme of the month of April was patience – which is a pretty lousy theme if you ask me.  Lots of little things have been happening, so I thought I’d share them all in short form rather than spend too much time on any single thing.  And who doesn’t love bullet points?

  • Leslie and I just had an update with our builder – and it looks like late June is the new target for our closing.  Our original date was late March.  Oy!  But our drywall is hung and they’re working on cabinets this week.2016-05-01 13.35.58.jpg
  • Lucy and Mabel are growing in personality with each day.  Lucy can almost write her name (with some help) and remembers things that we said in passing days before.  Mabel walks very well now.  One of her favorite things to do is to grab and pull on Lucy’s hair.  She makes a happy growl kind of sound while doing it – very cute.
  • We have been spending time in our new neighborhood and have met a few neighbors now.  Praise God for some friendly people!  We just met a couple across the street, and we’ve connected for the second or third time now with another couple the next street over.  Just can’t wait to actually live there.
  • Leslie and I have been working really hard on diet and exercise.  This new push came out of some stuff I’ve been working on having to do with discipline.  I’ll try to write a longer post about this in the near term, but I’m sure you’re aware of the powerful links between spiritual, mental, physical, and relational health.
  • 4th Tap’s six month anniversary is this weekend.  It has been really fun to watch them grow as a business and as a team.  Our production is up to about 120 barrels per month (over 3600 gallons).  And it’s all delicious. 🙂
  • I’ve been having a really productive time working with my church planting coach/sponsor, Terry.  Terry and I are connecting well on a lot of the ups and downs of trying to live life on mission, and I’m really thankful for the mix of accountability and unconditional support I’m getting from him.
  • I saved the best for last.  On April 29, my sister, Katie, gave birth to her first child, William Lee Tanenbaum.  

That’s all for now!  Thanks for reading.


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