Monday, January 28, 2008

A Wedding Shower, A Ring, and A Mohawk

ROCK ON!: I think I like the edgy punk look for Ryann Cate

YAY! My best friend Heather Klein got engaged this exciting!
My sweet sister Sara had her first wedding shower this weekend. It was so fun!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Stand Up

Ryann Cate is now pulling up and standing on everything in sight. It is amazing how much more we have to watch her now...My life really did change when she became mobile

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Every summer for the past few years, Mark and I have gone on a mission trip to a farming community in rural Guatemala called Rio Hondo. It is a week filled with sports, Bible stories, music,new friends, culture, re-connection,tons of laughter, and the Gospel.The trip is through our church..but you don't have to go to our church to attend.In fact, a lot of people that go on the trip year after year don't go to our church. We would love to have so many more people go this year. Words really sound trite when describing this trip...I can only draw on my own personal experience and these beautiful people really changed my perspective on Life and I consider it a pure JOY to minister with my brothers and sisters in Rio Hondo and really look forward to seeing them every summer. If you have any interest in going, there is an informational meeting at Northwest Bible Church this Sunday 1/27 at 12:30

Saturday, January 12, 2008

It's A Bird, It's A Plane....It's Mark!

For Christmas, I got Mark Skydiving because he has always wanted to go. It was a fun day and I know he had a blast...although I was very nervous!

Mark signing the waiver that stated we could not sue if he died, How nice.

Ryann and Mark practicing the correct skydiving position


Trusty Tandem Partner

This little plane did nothing for my confidence!

All of Mark's sweet family came to watch...Here are Conni and Sarah

Soaring back to Earth

So glad he made it back in one piece!

An Extreme Case of Bedhead

Friday, January 4, 2008

Nine Months Woo-Hoo!

January 4, 2008: NINE MONTHS OLD TODAY

Ryann first started to crawl December 23. Now she is cruising all over our house. She likes to stick her tongue out as she crawls...I think she knows she's being sassy!