Saturday, December 30, 2006

Feliz Ano Nuevo! Happy 2007!

Thanksgiving was wonderful...the Colts of Bayview (30 and unders) defended their title in the annual Turkey Bowl. Later in the afternoon, Becky outdid herself and we enjoyed a wonderful feast with the Hedums and Batemans (We even got a little bit of Madden in there as well as a couple Friends episodes)

December was a busy month mostly due to corrective eye surgery in Hawaii (traveling via hops to and fro, finding a place to stay and lots of driving in Honolulu was enough for me to appreciate the laid back life here in Guam) It was great to spend time with "Mamita" and witness many of Caleb's firsts over a short amount of time (i.e. first airplane ride, grabbing objects, rubbing his eyes when tired, putting his thumb in his mouth, many smiles and laughing, etc.) Will's eyes are now great. He was seeing 20/200 in both eyes and is now experiencing the wonderful worl of 20/14 vision! Praise to the King for his provision!

Christmas was great. We received some great giftsand Caleb seemed enjoy ripping up the paper. It was a warm 83 degrees out here, so our dreams for a White Christmas were not long lived.

What a year for the Black and Gold! Even though we didn't make it to da Super Bowl, Saints fans in the Pacific were having a blast. (especially when it came down to whoopin those Dirty Birds twice and beating up on the 49ers) I told little man not to get so excited though, cuz they'll let you down in a heartbeat

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

All is well in the Sage household. We've had a lot of "firsts" lately and it's been fun. Caleb experienced his first Halloween and also his first time at the beach (see picture dubbed "Caleb Dundee") Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we'll be spending it with our friends Jason, Becky, Josh and Vanessa. Yummy stuffing, cranberries, turkey, potatoes, dessert and more! We're still waiting for an assignment, which should be here before the next year. Will is meeting together with a few guys on Wednesdays and they're going through Lessons on Assurance. It's great to see young believers grow and hunger for God's word! Caleb has been disappointed with the Saints lately, but still wears his onesy proud. I told him, "Start getting used to being let down son...they've been doing it to me for a long time." He remains optimistic about the season though. We'll all be going to Hawaii next month for Will's eye surgery...looking forward to more fun in the sun. We love you all and are so thankful for the thoughts, prayers, packages, phone calls and many 3 am wakeups over the past year. We wouldn't trade you for anything

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

19 Oct 06

Well Caleb has discovered the television. He really enjoys watching the Saints, college football and even the cheerleaders...seriously

The little one is talking up a storm now and Will has fun making up conversations with him. Usually they are commenting on Mom and agreeing that she should change diapers because he likes the way she does it

His neck muscles are much stronger so we continue to be impressed at how long he holds his head up when on our chests.

Will and Teresa are getting more sleep and having company over about twice a week so things are more normal now than they have been. It's so nice to have the house clean, even if it's a last minute rush to pickup before guests arrive

Watch Caleb talk!

Monday, October 02, 2006

2 months

All is well here. Caleb is now 14 lbs and 25" long. He is sleeping sooo much more (up to 6 hours straight at night) so Teresa and I are much appreciative. He is also "oooing" and "aahhing" a lot more now so we have some great conversations together. Mom enjoys catching up on sleep when she's not cooking, going to the gym or taking care of baby and Dad likes playing golf when he's not working or doing stuff around the house. We get some time away every now and then thanks to our friends who enjoy babysitting so much! Still waiting on our next assignment, we'll be sure to let ya know --The Sages

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Just wanted to say hi to all and let you know what's been going on.
Mom has been getting some good exercise walking on the treadmill and going to yoga class.
Dad is busy with work, but enjoying his new walking cart out on the golf course.
We're still waiting for our new assignment and can't wait to let you all know so you can plan a visit! Caleb is doing well, sleeping more from 0130-0530(ish), so mom and dad are getting a little more sleep.
We got to attend the AF Ball last week and celebrated our service's birthday with some yummy food and a lot of toasts!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

whas hattenin?!

Hi there everyone,
here's what's been going on lately: little Caleb is getting pretty good at holding his head up on his own, Will cooked some of his Mom's lasagna yesterday and it was a smash hit, Teresa is back in yoga class twice a week and life just keeps on going! Today was relaxing for the most part, Teresa and I both received full-body massages from an old friend in Germany. She says that it was better than my foot massage, but I don't believe her. We're very much looking forward to the upcoming week. We'll be hosting a dinner party with some New Orleans favorites and our next assignment will be posted...and thankfully Teresa will stop asking me every day if it's out by then. So we'll keep you posted on that. Here are a few of the latest pictures from around the house. (By the way, I told him that the "turban" joke wasn't funny, but he didn't listen....?!)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Bath and play time

Today I got a nice warm bath and didn't make a sound. It was so relaxing, I just love getting my hinee cleaned. Afterwards I played in the "gym" with froggy and fishy and then took a nice little nap with Mama...ah, this is the life!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I'm 1 month old today!

Well the little one is one month old today. He was weighed yesterday and the scale showed 11 lbs 4 oz. We're thankful that he's healthy and growing. Mama T is also doing well...she's already lost 25 lbs of the 35 gained from pregnancy and lookin good! Caleb's thrush is getting better and so is the gas leak. He loves falling asleep on Mom and Dad's chests and we like it too, but don't want to spoil him. He also really enjoyes the sun. When changing his diaper, he gazes out of the window and, I assume, wishes he were out there instead of on a changing mat...but that would mean he couldn't pee on Dad, so who would give that up? More good news is that we've been eating like royalty lately: Our Bible study small group put together a schedule to bring us meals every other day from the time Teresa's parents departed. We've had all kinds of great 3-course meals thanks to God's provision through our wonderful friends. So that's about it. Calebio and I are looking forward to the NFL season games to begin and the Saints winning the Super Bowl

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

1 August 2006

Just wanted to show you all some more pictures of the little one. He's doing well eating, sleeping and pooping so far. Grandmaw and Grandpaw have been a tremendous help cooking, cleaning and helping feed, change and watch Caleb. We'll miss having them. Walter and Will have played golf a couple times together this week and tonight we all went to have some yummy food at Roy's down at the Hilton. The ribs, salmon and soft shell crab rolls were awesome!!!

Thursday, July 27, 2006


Things are going well so far. Caleb is almost a week old and while lacking in sleep, we are enjoying the perks of being new parents. We love to watch the little one rest and look up at us while he feeds, I get a kick out of him grabbing onto my finger and his facial expressions keep me always attentive to his little face. Teresa is also doing fine though still experiencing the fatigue and some pains from the birth. I'm very proud of her persistence through it all, she's one heck of a trooper! We visited a lactation consultant yesterday and she was very kind and helpful. I find myself asking a lot of questions that begin with, "Is it ok if..., Am I hurting him when I..., Is this right?", etc, etc. Grandpa Butch arrives this evening and will get to see his first granchild. We're all looking forward to family coming to visit! Until next time, adios.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Caleb Sage

Ps 150: 1-2 Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.
WOW, we're parents. It's pretty unreal when I sit back and think about what's happened in the last 72 hours. Sunday morning is when it all started (around 3:45 pm central time for you guys in the states) Teresa told me in these words, "ok, we need to go", that Caleb was close to arriving. We arived at the hospital at 0800, the nurses checked both Mom and baby hearteats and congratulated Mom on being 5 cm dltd and now worthy of the infamous epidural! Teresa said, "gimme the drugs!" (which I later found were well worth it) She would go from not so happy to all smiles, conversational and very chipper in a short amount of time. 2 and a half hours later, she was 9cm dltd and the doctor was ready to have T start pushing. She was amazing...1.5 hours of pushing in 10 second increments, 3 sets at a time every 2 minutes or so (sounds rough, huh?) I did it with her for the first 40 minutes or so and then felt a little lightheaded so I gave up, now being confident that I wouldn't pass out. So at 1712, a son was born and the nurses gave him a 10 rating after 15-20 minutes of cleansing. His head was a little out of shape, but we liked him anyway. The next 48 hours were another experience as we shared a small room and went through the stages of being new parents with 2 different couples. If Caleb wasn't awake and screaming then the other little peanut was sure to be up and at 'em. I felt so bad for Teresa because she couldn't get good sleep even though she was well deserving of it. We were released from the hospital 10 hours ago and are now back on the north side of Guam. Gail cooked a wonderful meal for us, my buddy Josh helped me out and mowed the yard, Caleb is in his bassonet (sp?) and has just been fed, Teresa is asleep in bed and I'm not sure there's much more I could ask for. Right now I'm just thankful for what's been given to me this week and for the prayers that I've seen answered with my own eyes.
(UPDATE) It's now 0700 and we all just got out of bed for feeding time. Caleb was great, he slowly opened his eyes, wiped some crust off and just kinda looked at me as if to say, "What are you doing waking me up?" He's happy now, close to Mama and staying warm.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Well we're almost there. Teresa is due 17 July which puts her at 4 weeks out. (She's ready for this boy to be born tomorrow though!) We attended a breastfeeding class last week and will go to a birthing class tomorrow. The room is painted, crib is put together, baby clothes washed and the diapers are ready to be applied to baby bottom....all we need now is a baby. Will predicts that he'll be a soccer star of some sort with all the kicking he does in Mama's belly. Lately we wonder who's skin type he have, what the features of his nose, eyes, ears will be, etc. Well more to come after the birth

Sunday, June 04, 2006

1-yr Anniversary

"We've only just begun" Here's the one year update. There's been a lot happening...many changes, all for the good. One year down...a lot more to go!

Well it's been one year since the big party in New Orleans. It was a joyous time with family and friends from both sides. Memories of the soft shell crab at Acme and second lining in the quarter will remain with us for a lifetime.

Bataan Lane
Since then we have moved to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and will be here until June 2007. The weather is much like New Orleans...warm and humid. Will couldn't have asked for better golfing weather though! (it hasn't helped his score yet)

Halloween 2005
Many new relationships have been formed since arriving on island. Our time with the Bindschatels, Bashes, Veaseys and Greens has been wonderful/ Most of it was spent together during bible studies and family get-togethers. They have been great models of Christ-centered families to both Teresa and I.

The Etlers
Guam would not be the same to us without these guys to the right: Nikki, Jonah, Jeremy and Scott. Scott was Will's supervisor in Germany for 3 years and was a good friend to him there. In Guam they have been our closest neighbors (the kind where you can just walk right in their back door) and incredible friends.

Caleb is due to come into the world on the
17th of July. The 2nd ultrasound at 18 weeks showed Teresa that he's gonna be a jokester, not anything like his Dad. Lately he hasn't been too funny, though. He gets his laughs by sticking his heel (maybe a knee) under Teresa's ribs. Frequent trips to the bathroom, weird food cravings and dilslikes have summed up the last months for T. Will has adjusted to waking up in the middle of the night as well :) Baby boy is right around 5 lbs. at the time and is expected to be 7 lbs. (give or take some) at birth.


Will got to spend the first months of the year in Iraq. While it wasn't what we would have chosen, it was a chance for us to trust God with our best. "Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you." -Ps. 9:10 Looking back, we wouldn't have changed a thing. Teresa was able to spend time with her brother and sister as well as some friends from high school. She later stayed with her parents in Valdosta and even visited Will's family in New Orleans. Will loved the short stay in Iraq. The people, the work, the spritual growth and the free food! He spent his golden birthday in Sandland with those he'd only known for a couple of months--it was the best one ever and a great setup by his supervisor, Sergeant Murrell (the guy on the right). Shown above right are Matt, Jason S., Brian, Jason P., Will and Rick. They met weekly to discuss leadership issues regarding Common Ground (weekly bible study) and also to encourage one another.

Back Home

It was a wonderful reunion for us. Teresa didn't look the same from when Will had departed for Iraq...she had put on a little weight ;) It was a great time in Houston. We stayed with our cousins, The Pinedas, and were able to spend time with family we hadn't seen since the wedding and some since Will was in grade school! Erica and Alan were also able to come down and visit for a couple of days, even better we got to meet Big Al's fiance', Tracy, and get to know her a little bit.