~Sweet Melanie was so thoughtful and bought gifts for us and brought them with her! Here are our "Christmas in June" gift bags from her...waiting for us to open them.~
~Who wants to eat a snack when one has a gift to open? Our younger kids were about to DIE and probably got indigestion eating our snack...for they COULDN'T WAIT to open their gifts from "Miss Melanie". =)~
~Our snack...No-bake cookies, and my homemade tortillas and homemade salsa...with some VERY DELICIOUS CHEDDAR CHEESE that Melanie's grandparents sent to us! THANK YOU TONS...we are enjoying every bite!!~
~Elijah opening and LOVING his gifts from Miss Melanie.~
~One HAPPY NOAH, Sarah, and Elijah with their gifts.~
~Kimberly and I showing baby Mary her gifts from Melanie.~
~I got a neat cookbook...which I cannot wait to look through. I also got some pimentos to make pimento cheese sandwiches with our yummy cheese she brought.~
~Phillip going through the suitcase that my parents and my sister Laura packed for us. Melanie was so gracious and brought a suitcase to us. This included PACES for our kids for next year, (they were THRILLED ;-), gifts from my parents, mail, things from our home in the US that we forgot, etc. What fun to open and dig through that suitcase!~
~5 "burnt lobsters"! 4 of them holding treats that Gram had sent them.=)~
~Mary with her treat of yogurt covered raisins. Aren't "Grams" the best?~
We LOVED our "Christmas in June!" A BIG THANK YOU to Melanie, Melanie's grandparents, my parents and sister and family for thinking of us!!
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~