Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Family Pictures 2009

Our friend, Jenny, came over to our home on Sunday afternoon and was able to capture some beautiful images of our family. We love her work. She always makes us look so good! :) Thank you Jenny for your time and care! We love them!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Well, we are all doing great. We are finding our way back to a schedule and are enjoying getting back into the swing of things. I almost forgot how much of a blessing it is to be in the midst of fellowshipping, etc.
Phillip is busy with work, boys have been doing terrific in school with various projects and presentations while they work hard on scripture memorization. Their scripture memorization puts mine to shame; as they have full chapters memorized. Isaac is currently working on what's called "Adopt a Tree" project in which he picks a tree and does a full blown presentation on it. So FUN!!!! Remember those when you were in school? Gabe has received nothing less than 100% on all his tests/quizzes. Smarty pants. Ethan is a whiz at reading and his cursive is just beautiful! Chloe is talking better every week and is currently toying around with potty training. Ellie - well, she is just a sweet little mama to Justus and kisses him often. Justus is doing great! He isn't sitting on his own yet - but we'll get there. He starts physical therapy next month.

With that said, let me share a poem Isaac wrote yesterday in school: (I was impressed as this is his very own creation)

The Green Beret
Make way! Make way!
For the Green Beret!
They're marching today
In the green array.
Stand strong! Stand strong!
No wrong! No wrong!
Is the leader's song
As they're marching along.
For when you fight
In enemy sight.
You must be bright
and quick as a light.
Make way! Make way!
For the Green Beret!
They're marching today
In the green array.
-Isaac Browning, age 11

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Our Trip to Yuma

Taz playing in the "sponge - pit"

At the ladies retreat. What a blast we had!
Some wild and crazy ladies of Faith Baptist Church!

Hmmm... you think he's having a good time?

Whoah! What a face, Chloe! We were at a place called "Jump Up"

Gabriel - swimming.

Isaac - swimming.

Welcoming home some soldiers... what an honor that was... and ... HOT!!!


A very sweet lady of Faith Baptist who prays for our son ... and she didn't even know us. She was happy to have met the little one she had been praying for.

:) I love this pic. April holding my sweet Butter.

Men - with babies...

Proud as peacocks! These men deserve our thanks!

This is how close to Mexico the city of Yuma is: see the border fence? SO COOL!

This above pic is hilarious! When driving to Yuma we saw this pretty looking lake thing. We drive to go see it and NO ONE was there except some crazy fisherman. Well, we stepped out and literally lost our breath. It was soooo HUMID, and SMELLED! I guess this "SALTON SEA" is so polluted that fish just die and wash up on shore. Click on image and you will see Isaac's funny face. We all were finally begging Phillip to get back in car!! Too much heat, stink and flies. DISGUSTO!!!

Okay... I'm playing catch up. Here are a spattering of images that we took on our trip to Yuma, Arizona. We went and visited some good friends - The Goetsch family that have just recently moved there themselves. Pastor Goetsch is doing a fantastic job as the new Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Yuma. While there we got to go swimming, meander through the town, see soldiers fly in from being deployed, enjoy wonderful fellowship and just have a great time all around. I was also able to go to a ladies retreat with some of them. We went to Palm Springs and heard some wonderful messages as well as enjoy April's playing the piano. It was a fun trip. One that I won't forget and look back on and smile everytime. Enjoy these pics. There are ALOT more on our Facebook account.