Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas Time 2007

We had a busy Christmas season, but we are daily reminded that Jesus is EVERYDAY, not just to be remembered this time of year. Jenna was in Christmas performances at school and at church. She sang her little heart out and remembered her line for her church performance "He is the Healer" (amen!).

Grandma Sue and Papa came to see Jenna perform. Owen got into the worship too!

Charlene used her beautiful gift and sang one of my most favorite Christmas songs--Breath of Heaven. God is using her in a mighty way through her beautiful voice. The BEST Christmas present was when my friend of over 20 years gave her life to Jesus this season. The Lord is already doing awesome things in her life. I am SOOO thankful for His faithfulness in answering my prayers!

This is our nephew Jake (Pat's twin brother David's son)

Jenna and cousin Kelsey

Me and Donny K

We thought David and Katie already look like they are ready for a family. We will wait though:)

After Christmas morning brunch at our house, we continued our family tradition and jumped into the jacuzzi:)

We are SO thankful for so many wonderful friends and family. Pat and I feel like the most blessed people ever!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Just wanted to share some new family photos!
Jenna (6years old) and Owen (9months)

Our friend Veronica took these in Wildwood Canyon. We think she has an awesome gift!

Our family 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Disneyland--yes, AGAIN!

The girls at Tarzan's tree house
Carlene and Tracy--hat store of course!

Malia's FIRST trip on Soarin'. We were all so excited she was finally tall enough!

Oh Christmas Tree!

Ethan and Hailey's first Disneyland trip! (Jenna's cousins)

Another fun trip with the Earls!

'Wicked" at the Pantages

We had a BLAST! We had to take a "street" picture--just because.
Jennifer and Macy in the theatre

Donny, Me, Pat, and Gail and her daughter Audrey
The musical was FANTASTIC!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Yeah! Jenna got the big "SIZZLER" award at school! What a "Smartypants"! We are SO proud of her!

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Bible Study Gang

Wendi Fraley, our Pastor's wife, showed me how easy it is to "paint on my walls". This is what is printed in our Living Room.
This is our "Brother Dan" enjoying Bible Study.

This is Shawna!

Sharon and Gary

This is some of our "Bible Study Gang". What a blesssing they are to our lives! (Dan, Roy, Shawna, me:), Charlene, Jerry, and Pat)
We thank the Lord daily for blessing our lives with so many wonderful friends. How amazing it is to be able to study God's word with fellow believers who KNOW that this life is NOT about US!
May our lights shine before men that they may see our good deeds and Glorify the Father in Heaven.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Owen's First Halloween

Our little squirt!

Grandma and the gang: Ethan, Hailey, Jenna and Owen

Jenna and little Brother

Jenna with Aunt Don

Happy Halloween! This is my favorite shot! We got to spend time with family and RELAX!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The CRAZY wind blew us all the way to DISNEYLAND!

This is sweet Malia being a princess!

Miah and her daddy!

The girls at the hat store!

Jerry and Charlene hammin' it up

Jenna and Michaela--Happy birthday, girl!

Sweet girls!

The wind in Beaumont was SOOO crazy that they closed school for the entire week. We started to go stir CRAZY, so we decided to call the Earls and go to Disneyland during our "never would have guessed it" mini-vacation. Hope you enjoy the pics!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Owen--7 months

Here are some new pictures of Owen. He is rolling around and is ALMOST crawling. He is saying "Da Da" ALL the time. Mom is trying to teach him some "new" words!:)

Friend Time

Jenna, Michaela, Miah, Malia
Jenna and Michaela

This was a picture from Halloween time at Disneyland. We went with our friends Jerry and Charlene Earl and their girls (Michaela, Miah, and Malia). We had a BLAST! There weren't any lines and the girls got to 'trick-or-treat' all over the park. We will FOR SURE do this again!

Monday, October 8, 2007


Kel and Amy are on their own for awhile. Please pray for strength, comfort and peace for them, as well as travel mercies for Kate and David. Thanks for your prayers!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Life seems to change SO fast. Our cousins, Katie and David are off to Minnesota--We are going to miss them SO much, but we trust that the Lord has a plan.

Kelsie and Ricky are getting married in January. It seems like it was yesterday that I was giving Katie and Kelsie "big hair" and dressing them up in 80's attire to perform a dance to Michael Jackson for relatives.
I continually pray that as they begin their lives together and start families that they will grow in their relationships with the Lord. I pray that He will be their priority. I pray they will teach their children to love Jesus and that everything good that we have comes from Him alone. I pray that they will love one another and respect each other . So Lord, I lift them up to you. May they seek you for every decision, in every good and bad day, to direct their lives.
I love them SO much, but I KNOW You love them even more.
Keep them safe Lord! Amen.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


This is a picture of Jenna with her first grade teacher, Miss Swope. She is doing GREAT in first grade! She amazes us daily. We are in awe of how faithful the Lord continues to be in our lives.
We pray daily for friends and family who have not yet realized how amazing life is when Jesus is the center of it. The world has NOTHING to offer. I always wonder why "They just don't get it". Then the Lord graciously reminds me that I was there too. It took me to get to a point where I was so low for the Lord to say, "Are you done yet?" Then He, "Pulled me out of the pit, set my feet upon the rock, and steadied me as I am walking (and learning to follow Him daily)." I grieve with my brothers and sisters in Christ who are longing for family and friends to realize that this life is NOT about us!
So Lord, may my life be a daily example of what your love, grace, and forgiveness does for a sinner who repents.