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October Recap – Lot’s of fun memories!


No, it can’t be. October is gone. Done. Over. History. Wow!

Here’s a little glimpse into our lives during the month of pumpkins, chai tea, jackets, beginning of Thunder basketball season, hunting season… AKA October. 

This is Benjamin with a squirrel that he…I want to say accidentally hit with a rock…but he was trying to hit it, he just didn’t mean to hit her square on the nose and knock her senseless! But she did recover and continued to drive our dog crazy!


Dad, Mom and Grandpa attended our cousin’s wedding.IMG_3094

Hunting season is looking good! Caleb has shot 2 deer and this is Benj’s first deer of the season! It was a doe…till he got up close to it then…oh…um…it has antlers! IMG_6938FullSizeRender

Lots of venison for the freezer!


Maggie and Mom got to go to the last pre-season OKC Thunder game. It was a first for Maggie and I think it’s safe to say she LOVED it!


Like last year, some of us drove to Arkansas for the annual craft shows there. But we didn’t just craft shop…we hit as many thrift stores as we could too! And boy did we find bargains! We were so happy Hannah and Evan got to come along for the fun.


Maggie has been working part time at a daycare for the past 2 months and just loves her little kids! And yep, they like her just a little bit too!


Our uncle had a “get together” at his house…We played lots of volleyball, rode 4-wheelers, roasted wieners, ate s’mores, held babies, played basketball, watched the OSU game…


Some of us went to OKC for a Protect Life and Marriage rally. It was really good!


And this little guy just continues to grow up so fast! If you get a chance, you’ve got to ask him his animal sounds! Especially a deer, frog, snake and monkey! :)



Phil 2:13-15

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world…”

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September–Early October Recap


Yes, I know, September feels like SO long ago, at least it does to us… But lots of fun things happened in that wonderful month.

On the 26th, we hosted a wedding reception in OKC for John-Clay and Sarah.
We spent many weeks before hand planning and cooking!


Mrs. Pate was such a blessing and helped us decorate and ironed ALL the table cloths!


The Ferraro family came down and helped us get everything ready on Saturday.


I frosted lots of mini cupcakes and brownies!


I thought this picture was funny! :)


Everyone ate, then we played a couple of games, one was the “shoe game”,
the dads spoke, then J&S shared their story!


-Beginning of October-

Because of our Granddad’s health, we were not able to take our annual family camping trip, so instead, we spent a weekend all together
at our house playing games, eating “camping” food, and even went out to the farm
for a wiener roast and “around the campfire songs”… break out the ukuleles
and…well…you’ll just have to try and imagine!





We even had a bean-bag toss tournament one afternoon!


Since we were all together, and it wasn’t raining, we took family pictures.
We will update our “meet the family” page here pretty soon with the real ones,
but for now here’s a little glimpse!


Until next time!

Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

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Part Two of John-Clay and Sarah’s Wedding



The Ferraro’s cousins played the prelude music and it was beautiful!

Lighting of the candles

Pastor Daniel read- Matthew 19:4-6
The Processional 

Guess who he sees walking in the door?! 

Mr. Ferraro gave a charge to John-Clay – But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit ye like men, be strong. And wield the shield of faith and the sword of the spirit with the honor due the princess you are about to receive and the King whom ye serve. And may He say unto you one day, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

Sarah’s brothers and cousins sang “Not to us O Lord”


Sarah’s Uncle Jeff gave the sermon.

The congregation sang “All Hail the Power” togetheri-kdFqcjj-X3i-VvNccPn-X3i-KV3Z6D9-X3

Dad gave a charge before they said their vows 
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Lighting of the unity candlei-tZcHvF7-X3

One of Sarah’s uncles sang a song called “For the Glory”i-b2P6PJ3-XL

Sarah planned for the bridal party and siblings to sing Dennis Jernigan’s song “The Blessing Song” and was somehow able to keep it a secret from John-Clay!

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Wayne Fagala blessed them and prayed over them.

Then their first kiss!

Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. and Mrs. John-Clay Burnett!!!

As everyone was dismissed, they went through a receiving line to congratulate the new couple.

After the attendees went on to the barn for the reception, the families and relatives got some group pictures.

The Ferraros and Burnetts are officially “next-of-kin”!i-QpcDRBs-XL

Part three coming soon!

Photo credit – Rachel Leigh

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A Few Wedding Pictures


Here are some “sneak peak” pictures that John-Clay and Sarah’s photographer posted!

We can hardly wait to see the rest!


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Family Connections Tour coming to OKC!!



Desiring to be more connected with other families who have similar goals and vision? Looking for some encouragement from God’s Word and fellowship with other believers? Register today for a Family Connection event in a city near you!


Last year our family enjoyed this tremendously! The team will be in OKC on Saturday the 5th and will be speaking and fellowshipping with our church on Sunday morning the 6th.

If you would like more information about Sunday please contact us, we would love for you and your family to join us!!

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