Sunday, January 22, 2012


Out of the 22 days of this January, we have only been home for 12 of them.

At the end of last week we headed to Lubbock for Sunset's ministry workshop.  It was great to spend a few days back in the good ole 806 seeing friends, classmates, teachers, and some of our favorite places to eat! The workshop was great too! We heard some great lessons, awesome sermons, participated in some uplifting and powerful worship with Kieth Lancaster and are completely and totally worn out.

It's funny how you can feel so rejuvenated and refreshed and completely exhausted at the same time. This weekend was just what we needed. We are glad to be back home (again!) and settling back into some sort of routine. (deja vu...have I said that recently?)

Hopefully routine means that I can find myself on here more often...

until next time,

Sunday, January 15, 2012


After the New Year we packed our bags and flew to sunny Florida to spend some time with Jeremy's family.  We flew into Ft. Lauderdale and then drove down to Key Largo. Rylee did amazing through the airport and through the flights. We had a total of 3 take offs and landings before arriving and Rylee never once fussed.

 perfect weather for bike rides!

she was a little unsure about the creature on her leg...

 Ry loved hanging out with her Aunt Heather!

She was unsure about the fan boat at first, but she came around! 


southernmost point

our little beach baby

Kayaking. This was so much fun to go exploring through the mangroves.

We had a great trip, it was very refreshing to visit a warm and luscious green environment. At the same time it's good to be home. We need to find a little more structure and routine in our lives... even if that doesn't exist in my laundry room. (Laundry really is an impossible mountain to climb for me...literally) Rylee, though she had so much fun on the trip is also very glad to be back home. She was so glad to see her bedroom and all of her toys when we got back, it was too cute.

Thankful for our time away, and thankful to be back home. 

until next time,

Friday, January 13, 2012

new year

2012 is bound to be an awesome year. New baby, Rylee will turn 2, we will be celebrating our 5th year of marriage, our 5th year of working with this church body, and we already have our calendars so full we need to add days to each month.

We are anxious and excited to see what unfolds for our family in this coming year. Comforting myself with His promises:

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

until next time,