~I loved it that our entire family (all 27) got to attend our Church (Christian Nation) together on Sunday morning. Here are my 2 nieces from AK. Heidi (blond hair...and YES! That is natural...both color and curls! =) and Katie holding the Kennedy twins. (Heidi and Katie have twin brothers so they are used to holding twins. I'm sure they were/are a HUGE help to their Mother. =)
~Our dear Pastor and wife (whom I call Grammy) were BRAVE people and invited all 27 of us to come over to their house for Sunday dinner. Since Laura and Moma had a lot of the food for our Sunday dinner prepared already we offered to bring our food to Grammy's house. Of course, Grammy as usual made lots of yummy food too! We had a delightful time! Here are the kids playing in their living room. THANK YOU, Pastor and Grammy, for everything!!!~
~Grammy helping at the table of our younger kids.~
~Here are Sarah, Grant, and Darla and they are all about 6 months apart. Though they have been "separated since birth" due to Darla living in FL, Russia, and Romania, Grant living in AK, Sarah living in AZ, Costa Rica, and Colombia...they are the BEST of friends! They had a wonderful time being together. They found that they have LOTS in common. =)~
~The young people's table. I'm sure that Keith and Drew kept all the girl cousins laughing!~
~Our table. My parents, Andrew and Vonnie, Linc and Lyn, Daryl and Laura, Pastor and Grammy, and Phillip and I ( but I'm taking the picture.=)~
~Our little baby Mary (3 months) looking over Aunt Lyn's shoulder. She didn't know that her Aunt Lyn and family were fixin' to leave to head back to VA and that she wouldn't see them again for possibly 2 years. =( It was SAD saying goodbye!~
~I think that maybe Drew got his tie a little short!?! =D~
~The men talking. (I could almost guarantee that with my brother Andrew there [who is an AVID hunter and has killed nearly everything in the book =] they were probably telling hunting stories! =)~
~Elijah borrowed one of Pastor's T-shirts to eat dinner in, so he didn't kill his clothes. The sad thing is that he probably KILLED Pastor's T-shirt!! =)~
~The ladies cleaning up. (Yes! That is me in the background...not helping cleaning up...for my baby Mary was needing her Mommy right then. Convenient, huh?! =)
~Little Mary getting some lovin' from Uncle Andrew...who was going back to AK soon.~
~Lincoln, Lyn, Keith and Kelsea left first, then Andrew and Vonnie and family pulled off in their rental van to take Heidi back to college (and then later they would fly back to AK) and Gramp and Gram headed back to their pastorate in IN. It was SAD for the Daryl, Laura and family, and us to stand on our street and see everyone leave, but we will always have the memories of our WONDERFUL family time together that Jesus helped us to have in January 2011!!!~
Janie E. took some really nice family pics of all of us while we were together but I'll post those later, Lord willing. =)
Dec. 18th, 2015 found us coming back to the U.S.A. from South America, but to continue working as full-time missionaries with our mission. With our Children's age, we have been planning for years to come back at this time. We remain under appointment with Global Holiness Mission to continue serving Colombia and Argentina. We will be making trips to teach, preach, and disciple the nationals on the fields. Now that we are serving our people with missions trips from out of the States, we will also be ministering via digital and written ministry in Spanish and English for those that are on the field. We so appreciate all of y'all's prayers for us! None of this would be possible if it weren't for a team effort of you and others like you. God has been doing great things, let's ask and expect more from Him!
~Baby Abigail's birthday cake~
~Give a Lady a Fun Pair of Shoes...and she'll be your Friend for Life!~
~My Fun Rainbow Cake!~
For Elijah and Mary's graduation using the colors of Crayons.
Super moist choc. cupcakes w/ mocha icing!~
Click on picture for recipe
~Our baby Abigail Elizabeth~
This is her hospital pic...less than 24 hours old.
You are welcome to take a peek into our exciting lives! We have served Jesus for nearly 8 years in Colombia and nearly 2 years in Argentina! Now that we are serving our people with missions trips from out of the States, we will also be ministering via digital and written ministry in Spanish and English for those that are on the field. We so appreciate all of y'all's prayers for us! None of this would be possible if it weren't for a team effort of you and others like you. God has been doing great things, let's ask and expect more from Him! We are a close family that loves to do things together. Those things include sharing God's love, going places together, baking and having company, singing, and thanking God for each moment! We are delighted with our 6 sweet children with which God has blessed us, and love being a "team" for Jesus! ~Heather~