Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Birthday, Nate!!

Today is my dear sweet hubby's 39th birthday!!! Happy Birthday sweetie!!!
Hard to believe that I met you just before your 18th birthday!! :)
We love you so much!!!
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Friday, June 13, 2008

June 13th Happy 2nd Gotcha day!!!

Two years ago today our adoption of Hannah was finalized. It is so hard to believe that she has been here that long. The time has gone so fast.

You should be able to click on the link above and to see just how far Hannah has come!!! She is such a sweet, sweet girl. We have only had a few issues with her and just has been a wonderful addition to our family.
Hannah we love you so much and are so blessed that God chose you to be a part of our family!!!
I have insisted we recover the genuine Gospel of Jesus–that balanced New Testament message that begins not with the fleshly needs of people, but with the plan and wisdom of God–”born again” conversion that leads to righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Any “mission” that springs from “the base things of the world” is a betrayal of Christ and is what the Bible calls “another gospel.” It cannot save or redeem people either as individuals or as a society.

- K.P. Yohannan

Founder of Gospel for Asia. If you are at all interested in Mission work of any kind then this link below for a free book is a MUST read. It will change the way you think about missions.
Revolution for World Missions You should be able to just click on the link.

If that does not work then use this.

September 5, 6 and 7Th. Our church. Lighthouse Community church of Allendale, Michigan will be hosting a mission conference. However it will not be your normal type mission conference.

You can see a brochure and register online here. The Isaiah project

We will focus on Worship and Mission as a RESPONSE to a vision of God—(just like Isaiah in Isaiah 6:1-8; Moses in Exodus 3:1-10; and Paul in Acts 9:1-22, plus others).

Gospel for Asia (see above) is going to be the keynote speaker and they are an awesome mission organization!!

There are some awesome speakers lined up for our break out sessions. One of them is Troy Livesay who you have hard about on my blog and has for the last two years run the mission that Nathan leads teams too. They are great friends and have a wonderful family of 7 children and they moved to Haiti 2 years ago to follow God's leading!!

for more info you can email me directly at We would love to see YOU there!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Michigan White caps

The kids earned free Michigan White caps tickets for a reading program that the school did. Last night was such a beautiful night. The team lost but we had a ton of fun!!! We get to go again tonight for a Godwin Plumbing work Picnic. This is always a really fun night. Jared, we will keep an eye out for you. Make sure you send a wave towards the Miller Lite deck!!!!

I do not know if any of you have heard about someone called Rubber boy
But I will say He is very hard to watch. He can do all kinds of weird
things with body parts and I really couldn't stand watching him.
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White caps game

Here are some more pictures from the white caps game.

Yes, I took this one myself.
This was from the Cotton Candy!
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Poor Nik!

These pictures are kind of cute!! We planted new grass where our deck used to be and in other sections of our back yard. Nikolas has a squirrel feeder back there that he keeps supplied with corn. Poor kids had to walk across the fence to get to the feeder without touching the ground!! He did a great job!!!

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Before and after Deck

This is a before picture of part of our deck. The picture is not so good but its the only I could find at the moment.
A few years back our hot tub completely quit working and it was not worth putting more money into it. We had a dream of redesigning that part of the deck so that we would have a lot bigger back yard. We took off the whole section where the hot tub was.

These pictures below are the finished product!! I think it looks wonderful!!! We spent $0 money on it. Yep, you read that right! No money!! Everything we used came off of the part of the deck we got rid of.
The whole part where the steps and grill are is where we redesigned it.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday Hannah!!

Today is Hannah's 8th birthday!! More amazing is that this is only the 2nd birthday she has ever celebrated!!! So please join me today in wishing her a happy birthday!!!

We are headed off to the white caps this evening and then again tomorrow!! I will try to remember my camera this time!! :)

Monday, June 09, 2008


I cannot believe the storms that we have been getting lately. Fridays were bad and then Saturday nights were terrible too. I cannot remember the last time that we had 6 hours where it NEVER stopped thundering and lightning. It was crazy. Yesterday we had another set of storms roll through and our Neighbors's (across the street) basement flooded. I felt so bad for them. We were able to help carry things out and vacuum up a bunch of water but its scary how quickly that can happen. I have not see todays weather yet but I pray the worst is behind us.