twinkling

I wrapped Emily up in Christmas lights for her Christmas picture! She was such a good sport and it was fun to take her picture during lunch today.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I hope you had a blessed holiday. We were blessed to spend it with our neighbors. We had Great food–turkey AND ham, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, & bread. The kids shared what they were thankful for. I made peanut butter icebox cheesecake for dessert. yumm!

friends

After the weekend long conference, John and I spent two days with friends at a cabin in Michigan. We talked long into the night, ate soo well and played tons of games. We love spending time with this group!

It takes a village…

Lauren has been put in charge of atmosphere for our fall staff conference happening this weekend. She, along with a few other folks, has spent quite a bit of time over the last two weeks building these houses to decorate the stage. I can’t wait to see what it looks like all put together. The houses even light up! She has been joking about it being her village and that Godzilla (or a giant mole) will end up showing up at the end of the conference to destroy the town.

Merry Christmas, Lauren!

Lauren, on the right, asked me to take a photo of her for her Christmas card. And what’s a Christmas card photo without Christmas lights?!? Michelle wanted to get in on the photo as well, so Andrew is stuck trying to hold the lights up by himself. Hilarious!

Here’s the real photo. :)

Welcoming


I am very excited to welcome Ann & Andrew to our team today! They raised 100% of the funds they needed and arrived!

We ate well at He Ourney for lunch. What’s up with those colors?!? Even with bad design, The Journey is yummy and we will go back. :)

what a family!

I so enjoy family pictures! And Kevin and Tami have a great one! I had such fun being out in the sun and shooting the family together as well as each kid on their own. Capturing moments like these are so important with kids growing up so fast. Already, their oldest is 16 and the youngest is 2. They are all just beautiful, too. Thanks for letting me a part!

elephant

We recently rearranged some furniture in our house. The bed in our office was spun around leaving great light shining in on the elephant my aunt made and the quilt my grandmother made. He looks sad, but the room makes me happy!