Archive for the ‘Guests / Company’ Category

End of Summer…

Oct
04

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!!!

Here’s the last of the pictures from our summer…Enjoy!

20160821_140124

We were blessed to attend the Family Connections event in OKC! And also to have the team come to our house for supper, games, fellowship, and fun stories from living in Mongolia!

IMG_1417IMG_1418

It’s always super fun to meet new families! We met this family through the blog and they drove all the way from Kansas!

IMG_1420OKC_Connections_1

IMG_1542

Carinna has fun coming up with new things to do with “her kids”. You can’t go wrong with making flubber…unless you play with it in the kitchen and get it everywhere!

20160901_123402_002photo(1)

Dad and Mom took a Saturday go to an Amish auction together.

photo(3)

Carinna, has been working hard brush hogging and getting things ready for deer season. She loves it!

IMG_1575

Our friend Barrie from Alaska came to visit for several days and helped Maggie and Carinna clear out shooting lanes at the deer stands.

IMG_1426IMG_142414202775_1488598461166121_4585794353318418918_n

We helped out with a project at Abbie’s school gathering items to take down to the flood victims in Louisiana.

14241464_10157394062520298_3105244512136486516_o

IMG_1467

We’ve had so much fun getting to babysit these 2 little guys quite a bit lately!

IMG_1596IMG_159120160913_134955

And loving every minute with little Eric!

IMG_1466

 

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”

-  Colossians 3:1-3  –

Comments ( 2 )

Labor Day…

Sep
13

 

Did you know the first Labor Day holiday was
celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City?
Well, 134 years later, we celebrated it again.

Getting in some SMASHING games of Catch Phrase. SmileIMG_1476

Psalm 128:2  “For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands:
happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.”

We didn’t grow this watermelon, but someone worked for the money that bought it!
IMG_1482

Almost everyone got in on some bean bag tossing.
IMG_1519

IMG_1493IMG_1504

We are so blessed to have family so close!
IMG_1498

Abbie and our Cousin-In-Law.
IMG_1499

Uncle-In-Law, Charity, and a random bunny Winking smile
IMG_1501

We mixed up some good ole’ Butterfinger ice cream. This stuff is amazing.
IMG_1515

Awww! Such sweet sisters! (until they’re playing a game against each other Smile)
IMG_1530
Charity and BenjaminIMG_1509IMG_1538

Like I said, we’re all sweet…until we’re playing a game.
IMG_1485

Dad is extra thankful this year, because he has a job again!
He just started working as a chaplain at a nearby hospital! God is so GOOD!
He does things in His own PERFECT timing.
IMG_1518-2

How blessed we are to be able to get out of bed each day!
Blessed to breathe, have energy, and purpose to live!
That gives us reason to smile while in the middle of any job!

Colossians 3:23 
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”

Comments ( 0 )

Set-Apart Girl Conference

Jun
22

pin conf ad-small_thumb[2]
We had the wonderful opportunity to host the Set Apart girl simulcast at our house this month! It was a wonderful conference for girls/women held on the Ellerslie campus in CO, that we got to watch live in the comfort of our own home.

DSC_0216
It was so much fun planning fun food and snacks for the weekend, there were lots of willing helpers in the kitchen.

DSC_0249
All gathered around and cozy upstairs…we were so blessed to have some of our dear friends join us, along with some newly made friends – a mom and her daughter, who we’d never met, saw there was a Simulcast host near their location (us =) and were able to join in and even spend the night with us! We thoroughly enjoyed sweet fellowship and discussions together.

DSC_0252IMG_0110DSC_0235DSC_0241
Fun food and drinks. And there may or may not have even been a quick trip to Sonic just once – for fun ice-cream. =)

DSC_0240DSC_0233

DSC_0232DSC_0222
Mom’s flower gardens are gorgeous this year! I went outside to pick some flowers and felt like I was at a flower buffet. =)

DSC_0242DSC_0245

Maggie was a tech-specialist for the weekend and Charity our coffee/hot drink connoisseur.

IMG_0109
DSC_0263

We had our own time of worship Saturday evening.

DSC_0273
Our sessions were filled with many good messages reminding us that Jesus is faithful, encouraging us to be intentional in our relationship with him – including purging our schedules and lives from things that distract or hinder our fellowship with him, and to TRUST him fully, He will never fail!

He has called us to be IN the world but not OF the world. The world will reject the message of the cross, but we are not to live to please them, we are here to shine Jesus and live for His applause alone. LORD help us.

nandrobolin 250 alpha pharma

npp nandrolone

Comments ( 0 )

A Visit From Our Next-of-kin!

Jun
01

We were so glad it worked out for this crew to stay at our house for a few days!
It has been over 1 1/2 years since they were last here…back before
anything was going on between John-Clay and Sarah…although there were
definitely some suspicious siblings.

Our time was filled with the usual, good fellowship…
IMG_0058IMG_0059

Lots of different games! Occupation telephone always makes for some
good laughs and very interesting pictures : )
IMG_0044IMG_0050IMG_0062IMG_0037IMG_0042IMG_0043

Especially the denture maker round… : D
IMG_0065IMG_0066IMG_0070IMG_0071

It was fun for John-Clay&Sarah and Dustin&Hannah to be here Sunday.
IMG_0020

There sure were some weird sounds coming from the kitchen when the game “Snorta” was being played. If you have ever played this game you know what I mean. ; )
IMG_0024IMG_0025

There was a ton of basketball going on randomly.
IMG_7873IMG_7859IMG_7901IMG_7900IMG_7904

More games…IMG_7895
IMG_0035

We finally pulled the instruments out on the last night and jammed it up.
IMG_7943IMG_7938IMG_7877IMG_7931IMG_7844

2 Peter 3:18  “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”

Comment ( 1 )

Easter 2016

Mar
30

1 Corinthians 15:3-8
“…how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.”

He is RISEN!!! What a wonderful reason to celebrate! For Easter dinner we had a few aunts, uncles, and cousins over after Church.

Mom pulled out all of her fancy china for the occasion. DSC_0879
DSC_0878DSC_0887

Charity and I made this lemon coconut cake. It took some time to make, but it was worth it! We also had a chocolate trifle and meringues.
DSC_0893DSC_0904DSC_0900
DSC_0910DSC_0025

We got a few sibling/family pictures just for fun.DSC_0927DSC_0951DSC_1003

1 Corinthians 15:55-58
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Comments ( 2 )