Month: December 2011


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Nine years.

So. Very. Thankful.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:21

A beautiful day in December

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! We certainly did and I have lots of pictures to share with you.

I took some vacation days and so I’ve had this entire week and weekend off. It’s been great!  Next week I’ll probably start posting regularly again but first I wanted to show you some pictures we took while we were at my parent’s house.  My sister took them, using my brother’s camera.  They turned out pretty good considering we have two little kiddos who weren’t interested in listening.  And even though it was nice, after a while they were starting to get kind chilly.

So thankful for our family and the many memories made in 2011! Have a good New Year’s weekend!

The reason we celebrate

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If you don’t know Jesus, if you haven’t experienced this Love that came down, may this Christmas be the one that you find the true meaning. The true meaning through the love of the Christ child.

Merry Christmas friends!

(Now join me in turning off the computer. Close the email. Silence your phone. Hug your kids. Kiss your spouse. And relax. Find peace in this season. Joy. Rest. For Love came down. And that’s all that really matters.)

This year’s Christmas card

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We haven’t gotten professional pictures taken yet for this year’s Christmas card. It was on our to-do list but just never made it happen.

So the other night we decided to take some pictures ourselves.

They didn’t turn out to bad.

And I got to thinking that they are probably a better reflection of our life than professional pictures would be.

It might just be the perfect Christmas card.


Merry Christmas! 2011 was a great year.  Here’s a little bit about our life this year…

Most days it feels like we have four kids instead of two.

While we are thankful for Pat’s job and his 21 years working for a great company, alot of the time Daddy comes home from work stressed out and tired. But still manages to be the world’s best husband and father.

All day long the kids suck the life out of Missy, which means she loves them dearly and every day is a complete joy.

Angel enjoys laughing at everything we say.

Caleb eats alot.

Missy got a nose job this year.  Angel turned four but is a little small for her age.

Caleb turned three and is doing great in school. He also has a mean throwing arm. But we’re trying to make sure he doesn’t get a big head about it.

Pat and Missy trained for and ran their first marathon this year. Pat said it was the hardest thing he’d ever done. But you can’t tell that by looking at him. All his training is keeping him thin and trim!

Merry Christmas from our family to ours!  We hope your faith wasn’t stretched too far this year and we pray big blessings for you in 2012!