Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Today I had the great privilege of doing a photo shoot with the
most beautiful mother and daughter in the whole world!
Since this most wonderful mother is very busy with the special
duties that come with being a wife and a mother. I thought
I would hack her blog and share some of the
precious snapshots with all of you!

Mommy loves you so much!

tickle, tickle, tickle.....

Mom look what I found...

What are these things...

whatever they are I sure love
playing in them!

Do these leaves taste good?

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The Humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
Psalm 34:1-3

Monday, October 04, 2010

Memory Lane...

...two weeks ago today we celebrated our 2nd anniversary, and since I didn't have internet at that time I'm now uploading a few pictures to reminisce that *special* day!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Our sweet girl!

These were taken about a month ago for Joanna's 6 month photo shoot. The pink dress it the outfit I wore for my 6 month photo shoot. It was so fun it fit Joanna to do some of hers in it! Thank you again to my sister, Anna for giving of her time to do these!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Two years ago today...

...we said, "I do" to each other!!! What a joyous day that was, and what wonderful days have followed since. Not to say there hasn't been challenges...but God's grace is always sufficient...and we've found life is SO MUCH better walking through them together! :)

I know this post is begging for a picture, but since we're traveling at the moment that is not possible. Hopefully if life slows down long enough to catch our breath in the near future I can put a post together, and walk down 'memory lane'!?!

"The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."Zeph. 3:17

Monday, August 30, 2010

Family Pictures!

Thank you so much to my sister, Anna for taking these pictures for us! We love you!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The lesson of the frog and the toad...

At the place where I work we have a trencher and we get jobs were we'll dig a long trench, put pipe in the trench, and then fill the trench back in.

There was one job were it rained on us before we could get the trench back filled in, and so the trench filled up with water. So, by the time it dried enough to put the pipes in and back fill there were all sorts of frogs and toads in the trench. Frogs are sleek and fast! It's amazing how much ground one can cover in just one leap. Toads on the other hand are anything but sleek. They make hopping look like a chore!

Well, we finally got to back filling in the trench. Then with about four hundred feet of trench left I saw a frog in the trench that with each hop would distance itself from the wall of dirt falling into the trench behind it. I thought, "This frog should easily be able to make it to the end of the trench." For I knew they we were not going to fill the last ten feet of the trench because we needed to finish the pipe at the end. But after only five or six hops the frog gave up hope, quit jumping, and tried to hide from sure death by hiding under the pipe, and that frog is still there, under three feet of dirt! I thought, "The stupid frog, it could have hopped the four hundred feet, made it to the end and still be alive!"

Then, with about three hundred feet of trench left to fill I came across this toad hopping for all it was worth to just barely stay ahead of the wall of dirt pouring in behind it...like a wall of death nipping at it's heels! I thought the poor toad probably won't make it a hundred feet till it gets tired and gets covered up. As I watched, much to my amazement the toad never quit hopping, but some how managed to stay one hop ahead of the wall of dirt pouring in over it. The longer the toad kept going the more obvious it became that the toad was getting tired! Its jumps became less coordinated, and it covered less ground with each hop. A couple times it hesitated for just a moment like it was going to give up! After all, it saw no end in sight, and it had no idea that we were not going to fill the last ten feet. For all it knew it could make it to the end, end up trapped, and still get covered! But then just in time it would take off hopping. It seemed the more visibly tired the toad got, the more determined it would press on as if to say, " I have put forth lots of effort, and I'm going to do everything I can so it's not going to be in vain, and every hop is another effort that makes me more determined to make it not be in vain." That toad hopped three hundred feet in the bottom of that trench, and as far as I know it's still alive today!

I believe God let me observe the toad and the frog to give me a visual contrast of what it means to persevere...to keep pressing on when it all seems hopeless with no end in sight. We cannot see the end of the trench, but He can! I found myself cheering the toad on, "Come on toad just keep going, you can make it!" I believe God is doing the same, "Keep on going, keep persevering, be faithful TO THE END and you will receive the crown of life!" (see Revelation 2:10)

The lesson from the late Mr. Frog--


The lesson from healthy Mr. Toad--

"NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up!"

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I'm testing uploading and doing posts from my phone. So in doing this I thought I'd pose a riddle.

When is the half of something equal to its whole?

We have come up with two different answers. Have fun.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy 4 month birthday...

...Joanna! (a day late:)

Wow! Has it really already been 4 months, Joanna?! What a joy you are to our home! We love you dearly!! (Thanks to my sister, for taking time to do a photo shoot for, Joanna!)

Monday, June 07, 2010

Little Miss Smiles!

As you can tell, Joanna loves to smile! It's SO PRECIOUS!!! She's growing very quickly, and is such a delight to our home! We're so blessed to have her in our family! We love you, Joanna!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Two years ago today...

...I told the love of my life I'd marry him! Ah! Such a happy day!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Two month old already!

Our precious little bundle...

...sent from God above!

All the smiles, joy, and laughter....

...you've given us these past months.

So many moments to treasure deeply...

...so much delight to flood our hearts!

We love you Joanna, you're a blessing to us!

Thanks again to my sister for her expertise, and time to take these photos. What a joy for now, and a blessing for the years to come! We love you!!