Friday, February 16, 2007


Jenny passed away last night. She slipped into a coma yesterday morning and went to be with Jesus around 9:00 last night. Pray for her family. In the picture above (left to right) Josh, Isaac, Hannah, Jenny holding Gabriel, and Sarah Grace. I can't even imagine the things she must know now and what it must be like to look upon the face of God. She will be greatly missed on earth though!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

my sweet friend Jenny

I have a good friend, Jenny, in Tennessee who is battling stage 4 ovarian cancer. Today she is teetering between life on earth and eternal life with Jesus. Please pray for her, her husband Josh, and their 4 young kids Hannah, Isaac, Sarah Grace, and Gabriel. Tomorrow night there will be a benefit concert and silent auction in her honor. If you interested in learning more about her story or helping out, go to...
You can also visit her Caring Bridge website here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Calvin's 1st haircut

Yes, I realize that he's almost 2 (Sunday!) but, this was his first official haircut. He pulled off the rock star look so well that we just left it for 2 yrs. The baby curls are gone, but I have a feeling they'll be back this summer :)




Monday, February 12, 2007

pictures from January

Playing in the snow
Eating snow

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

my "little" Cal

Today Calvin had his 2 year old well-child checkup (he turns 2 on the 18th).
And get this.....
Calvin is in the 100% for both his height and his weight!!
Isn't that hilarious?!? He's 39lbs and 3 feet 2 inches tall. People are always commenting on how big he is and he's definitely taller than all the kids his age, but I really didn't think he'd be that high on the scale. It's not like he's ever been "small", considering he was 10lbs at birth I guess I shouldn't be surprised. That's what you get when your daddy is 6'3'' (my family is pretty tall too). It was good to hear that his height and weight are perfectly proportionate. With everyone always commenting on how "big" he is, I often wondered if I needed to be more concerned about his diet. But his doctor reassured me that his weight is perfect for his height.

I'm amazed at the difference between the development of my 2 kids. I'm sure all of you out there with more than one child are not surprised. When Brennan was 2 he was physically well ahead on the development scale. He could run, jump, climb, etc but he didn't talk much at all. In fact I think he only had about 10 words, and wasn't stringing them together. But Calvin, although still quite uncoordinated can talk a mile a minute. This morning when I went to get him out of bed he said something like this "out of bed, go see Brennan, get milk and cereal". They have some similar traits, but really they couldn't be more different.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

church mice

I just got the boys in bed and I'm exhausted! We've had a busy weekend and I can tell they're spent too. I was wandering why they seemed a little extra cranky tonight and then realized my boys have been at church, literally, all week...

Wed night (2.5 hrs)
Thurs morning (2.5 hrs)
Fri night (3 hrs)
Sat morning (3 hrs)
Sun morning (3 hrs) and night (3 hrs)

So this is what life is like for kids who's parent(s) work in a church. Some of these times were just participating in the life of the church, others were times we were hanging out with the youth group. I'm not really complaining, and either are they (in fact, tonight they both cried because they didn't want to leave). Of all the places for my kids to spend a lot of time...I'd definitely choose our church. Within those hours they spent at the church, they were loved on by people who love the Lord, they learned about what it looks like to follow Jesus, they played basketball with high school kids, they got chased around by college kids, they read the bible, they learned to share toys and sit and listen to teachers. They spent about 22 hours finding out what it means to find JOY in doing that which pleases God...what more could I ask for?!?!
I do think that tomorrow we'll stay away from Grace EPC (and try to make Tyler do the same)!