Monday, January 28, 2008


Hey everyone! I was wondering if you all could help me out. I would like to get the date of your birthday. There is no need for you to list the year of your birth. I would just like to know when your birthday is for my own personal reference. Sometimes I can't remember which day Susie's birthday is or Jane's. Anyway, please let me know by making a comment to this post, along with your name and the initial of your last name. Thank you!!!

Mr. & Mrs. Jensen

Our friends, Megan & Chris, were united in marriage, Saturday, January 12th. Here are some pictures highlighting the couple and their reception. And for all my girl friends out there...her colors were brown, orange and red. :-) The bridesmaids wore brown colored gowns with a white sash around the waist, that had a small bow at the side. The groomsmen were dressed in black tuxes and taupe colored vests. Unfortunately, I don't have many pictures of the bridal party. It was a pretty wedding, though, and we wish all the best to Chris & Megan!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Changes, changes!

Here I go again! Another change has been made! I looked over several different backgrounds for my blog, but have resolved to keep the Blogger template with a few alterations. Since it's getting close to Valentine's Day, what better theme than that? Yes, I know it's not red...but I couldn't get some other colors to look right. So, brown & pink!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

He Goeth On Before

Dark is the sky and veiled the unknown morrow
Dark is life's way, for night is not yet o'er;
The longed-for glimpse I may not meanwhile borrow;
But, this I know, HE GOETH ON BEFORE.

Dangers are nigh and fears my mind are shaking;
Heart seems to dread what life may hold in store;
But I am His--He knows the way I'm taking,
More blessed still--HE GOETH ON BEFORE.

Doubts cast their weird, unwelcome shadows o'er me,
Doubts that life's best--life's choicest things are o'er;
What but His Word can strengthen, can restore me,
And this blest fact; that still HE GOES BEFORE.

HE GOES BEFORE! Be this my consolation!
He goes before! On this my heart would dwell!
He goes before! This guarantees salvation!
HE GOES BEFORE! And therefore all is well.

--J. D. Smith

Monday, January 14, 2008

Steve Green

Hi everyone! Last night, we had the privilege to hear Steve Green in concert at a church in the area. A free-will love offering was given on behalf of the Haiti Home of Hope, which is an orphan's home that this church started. After the concert was over, Ab, some friends, and I got our picture taken with Steve Green. :-)

He didn't put on a "show" for the audience, and in the words of my friend, "it wasn't about him".

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sixteen Candles

2 years old

Well, today is a very special day for's Abby's 16th birthday! Ab has grown into a beautiful young lady. She is disciplined, enjoys photography, loves to play soccer, plays the piano by ear, loves her friends and family, and likes to go hiking, swimming, and running. She is also serious about her relationship with the Lord. We love you, Abby, and wish you a very Happy Sweet Sixteenth Birthday!

Love you,


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Caleb & Juhi's Wedding, Part 1

I will post an informative review of Mr. & Mrs. Kangas' wedding soon, but for right now I'm just posting pictures. :-)
Wedding Canopy
Corrie, a bridesmaid and groom's sister
The Head Table
The Wedding Cake
Indian Appetizers
Mr. & Mrs. Caleb Kangas

Thursday, January 3, 2008

She has one, Too!

Hey there! Just a quick post...Abby has a blog, too! You can visit her at:

Talk to you later,


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A Year in Review! Part 2

" Happy Campers" Needless to was muddy during our soccer game at the church campout. :-)

Mom, Dad, Griff, Bek, Ab, some friends, and I participated in a 5K walk/run. Abby's on the home stretch!

Andrew, Gabriel, and Jonathan...the three little guys I watched.

Mr. and Mrs. Griffin Martin

Griff & Bek playing a game at one of the wedding showers

Having dinner with some friends while attending the CHEF homeschool conference

We were able to enjoy a day of swimming at Hillsdale Lake this past summer

Our soccer group

On a weekend in July, Griff & I took a trip down to a couple of lakes in MO with my grandparents' wavereunners. One morning we had breakfast at this little marina.

Moving day!!

In March, Abby & I visited our friends from Iowa.

In March, our church had a couples banquet.

Griff & Bek are engaged!!

A Year in Review! Part 1

Happy New Year, everyone! Pretty original, I know...
My mom told me yesterday that she thought I should update my blog because it was getting a little old. She's exactly right! Since you most likely received our Christmas letter, I will only highlight some of the events and moments of our year--through pictures! Enjoy and may you have a wonderful new year as you grow closer to Him!
Christmas Party with our soccer players of 2007

Thanksgiving Day

Veteran's Day Parade

This was taken in Grandfather's Mansion while on vacation to Branson

The boys got soaked during a wet ride at Silver Dollar City

The Vetter's Softball Team of 2007! Go VETTERS!!!!

We celebrated the 4th by swimming at some friends' house, watching fireworks at Ft. Leavenworth, and then later enjoying a cookout, games, and fireworks with some of our church family at our friends' home, the following Saturday.