Happy Birthday, Hannah!

by Burnett Family

Oct
13

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A book that has influenced Hannah is:

Tortured for Christ- Richard Wurmbrand

 

We love you so much, Hannah! Happy 26th Birthday!! (sorry it’s late!)

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Trip Up North!

by Charity

Sep
30

A trip with family, to see family! Oh yeah!
Our whole family (with the exception of Caleb who was working) piled in our van to drive a total of 32.5 hours over 6 days to visit friends in Illinois and Iowa, then to Minnesota to see Hannah and her family, then to see our next of kin, then back home!
First, our Aunt and Uncle were so sweet to let us crash at their house Monday night and leave early on Tuesday!

We visited the Ferraro family in Illinois and they served us a delicious lunch!

Then we drove to Iowa to spent two nights with the Bontrager family! We always come away so encouraged and refreshed!Charity and Maggie
We played some super fun games of Rapid Recall! Competitive.

We got a tour of their dairy farm for the first time! It was fun to see what life is like on their farm when they aren’t on the road singing!

We always like to sneak in a good game of volleyball when we can.

After an absolutely wonderful time with them…
Then we finally made it up to see this cute little guy!

We took advantage of the beautiful weather, soft grass, and our family being together and played a tournament of bean bag toss!

We played games, talked, ate homemade pizza, talked, snuggled Evan, you get the idea…just being family!!
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Grandparenting at it’s best!

Friday night we visited the Dorninks (aka-next of kin) and had a great time with them as usual! =D

We are so grateful for all the wonderful hospitality and encouraging fellowship!
We hope to see all these wonderful faces again soon!

Until next time…

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Need some encouraging fellowship…?

by Charity

Sep
22

The ATI connections team is making their way around the U.S.

If you are needing encouragement or fellowship with other families, this is a great way to be able to connect with others in your area, get up to date with what’s happening at IBLP and be challenged with messages by Chris Hogan, Gary Fraley, the Wallers and Gabe Cleator!

Go check their schedule, see if they will be in your area, and put it on your calendar!

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We highly recommend you go, you will be blessed!

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Thinking of Grandma…

by Abbie

Sep
15

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It’s hard to believe that it’s coming up on a year (Sept. 24th) since Grandma went to heaven. If you remember from last year, Grandma was working on making each of the granddaughters a butterfly quilt…using hankies as the butterflies. DSC_0074
We have some precious memories of us all working together to stich on the butterflies in the months before she died…

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She passed away before the project was completed, but thanks to our Aunt Jackie, who took the initiative to get them all put together and finished, the quilts were all completed and presented to us at our family reunion in June.

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What a special treasure!!!

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We will hang Grandma’s own butterfly quilt in Grandpa’s new bedroom. He will be moving in, in just a couple of weeks!

We are thinking of, and missing her a lot, and as we approach the day she died, I am reminded of the words that she left us with – and that is what I’ll leave you with today:

STAY FAITHFUL! (full of faith)

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Labor Day Weekend

by Charity

Sep
08

To start the weekend off, on Saturday we were so blessed to be apart of a friend’s wedding.
Earlier in the week, we helped them bake 530 cupcakes!! We helped with the food for the wedding making sure everything stayed filled up and popcorn kept popping.
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Abbie and Maggie, along with some dear friends of ours, played music for the wedding. Abbie played her ukulele and Maggie played the Mandolin! The evening of the wedding was just gorgeous! IMG_0008
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They had fireworks during their first dance, that was pretty neat!
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I was in charge of the photo booth and had a great time snapping pictures of everyone as they “signed the guest book” by getting their picture taken!
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On Monday we had a party at our house! We took “labor day” seriously getting ready for everyone to come! We got some much needed clean up done!

Granny and Mary Ella were “neck and neck” the whole croquet game!
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Dad grilled up the burgers for everyone! Yum.
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And lots of homemade peach ice-cream! 1..2..3.. 4 bowls of ice-cream!?!?!
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Once it got too dark to play volleyball we moved inside and played games! Rapid Recall, 2 different “story games”, Spoons and Nertz. =D We had fun.
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2 Thessalonians 3:10 – … If any would not work, neither should he eat.

Proverbs 14:23 – In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.

What did ya’ll do for Labor Day?

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