Well, it has been a while since we’ve posted anything. The Lord has opened several doors of opportunity for our family, and with any opportunity comes responsibility. It has been a busy winter season, but it is definitely well worth it!!

Enough introduction…. here’s a brief summary of recent happenings….

We were blessed to be asked to present a Christmas program at a local church in early December. It truly was a blessing to fellowship with other believers!


The Hynes family came for a brief visit at the beginning of December. We had a delightful visit with them, which included snowball “fights” and photography talk, and many games of Checkers.

IMG_8500Story time with Becky.... a huge highlight!Playing with photography techniques...Checkers was played quite a bitAdmiring Tim's cameraFellowship after church on SundayMore Checkers...Becky taught Susanna how to knit... and more Checkers! Quite the popular game!IMG_8668More fellowshipPiano trio --- Becky, Kathryn, and VictoriaLegos were the other "most popular toy" :)

Next on the agenda was a much anticipated trip to Louisville, Kentucky to minister in music at Landmark Independent Baptist Church. It was a fabulous trip, leaving us uplifted and encouraged. Matter of fact, we had such a wonderful time, that we neglected the camera, and ended up with a select few pictures. Oh well… the memories are still sweet! Here are some of the pictures we did get… SmileThe younger ones enjoyed playing with each otherFun...... and more fun!!The adult table... a place for fellowship and encouragement! What a special time it was!IMG_8706The Anders -- the pastor of Landmark. Such a sweet family. We left encouraged by your faithfulness and humility in service to the Lord, and inspired by your desire to "follow after righteousness." May God bless your family!The Allen family graciously hosted us Sunday night for a pizza party and wonderful time of fellowship. Thank you, Allen Family, for your servant's hearts and love for the Lord!

We got home from Louisville on December 20, and quickly began doing last minute Christmas preparations. We also went to a Christmas program at a friend’s church, which was very well done, and a huge blessing! On Christmas Eve,  we sang at our local nursing home, then went caroling through our neighborhood. Christmas day was quiet, but very restful, allowing us to focus on the Reason of Christmas and to enjoy time together as a family.

The Christmas Program --- about 19 children included!IMG_8834Titus--- overjoyed about his new mittens!IMG_8786IMG_8787IMG_8793IMG_8794IMG_8796IMG_8799Herman and Lauren... buds...IMG_8801Christmas dinner --- simply delicious!IMG_8821IMG_8822Mom and Dad -- we love you both!IMG_8827

Part 2 coming soon! Smile