Friday, November 09, 2007

Happy 9th birthday Heather!!

November 9, 1998!
Happy Birthday Heather!! I am so happy that 9 years ago today
God gave you to us! You are were one of the biggest surprises I ever
had and I am so greatful that you became our daughter!!!

May God continue to bless you!

We love you so much!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda's supposed Look-a-likes

How funny is this!!! LOL

Nate's look-a-likes

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Pastor paul is home!!!!

Pastor Paul is home finally from a year's stint in Germany! He was there with the Navy Reserves as an
Navy Chaplain in Landsthul, Germany.
We decided to venture out late last night to welcome him home!! Joy really wanted us to come and we really didn't want to stay home!!:)

These are just some pictures of us waiting!!!

Joy, have I told you how wonderful you are and how much
I have enjoyed getting to know you!!!!

More pictures to follow!! They had the gate locked and
when he appeared they had to still get the gate unlocked!
I seriouly believe that either Nancy or Paul was going to either go
under the gate or break it down!! It was too cute!!!
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Pastor Paul continued!!

I just love these two pictures!! Pastor Steve and Pastor Paul!!
for those of you who do not know they are both of our pastors a lighthouse and we
just love them!!!!
This was so touching!!!! Again for those of you who do not know this is Pastor
Paul's daughter. They hadn't seen each other in over a year!!!!
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Pastor Paul continued!

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I know that it is 8 months away before my next mission trip to Haiti but I really need to start thinking about it and raising money.

Does anyone have any good fundraising ideas??!! I would love to hear from those out there that may have done this or really anyone. I will have to send out some letters but I really do not want to send one to someone that has already very graciously donated to me. I would love to do my own Avon fundraiser but not sure how that would work out.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

These are the last of the pictures. I know you are are reading this backwards but it was easier for me!!! LOL

The kids slept most of the way home. They were so good on the way home.
Diane and Tori!!!
We feel so blessed that we were able to go on this trip to visit
the Livesays and meet some new friends. I am so sad that I did not get pictures of a wonderful
woman named Karla that we met. She is from Illinois and it was fun hanging out with her too. She has
two beautiful daughters from Haiti and we were blessed to get to meet her!!! Thank you to the Livesays
for letting us crash their party!!!! Diane and Tori we had a ton of fun with you guys and are so glad you
could go with us!!!!
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Troy holding his "scabies Cake"
Nate and Lydia
Brenda and Lydia
Okay Troy hung himself with this picture. We actually left our Camera at
the church and Troy kindly brought it back for us. However as a lot of people know
I love trying to get goofy pictures of Troy. Well he took this himself thinking he would
be funny. However it kind of backfired on him because he then realized that I would indeed
post this picture!!! Here ya go Troy!!!
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Britt and Britt's Grandma! This is Tara's mom!
Britt came back to our hotel and opened up her cards and gifts with us! It was a fun time!!

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Tara's dad
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Is she cute or what!!!!!!!!!!
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These were taken during Britt's graduation Ceremony. There were lots of tears shed.
Britt is an amazing young woman and you can see God has His hand on her!!!!
We have come to love her very much and cannot see where God takes her in the next 10 years!!!
this is Britt's uncle doing the "commencement"

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Minnesota trip con.....

I know you will all be reading this backwards but its too hard to figure out what can first last and so forth so I am just going to start here.

We thought that this picture was comical. The church used to be called "Joy Free" it is now new joy! Look at what the sign says!! LOL

Here is a picture of the church that the Livesays attend. It is very nice and cozy!

We were helping set up tables. These two pictures are kind of neat. I was setting up desserts on the centerpiece and the sun was shining right on it.

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