8 smiles

eight faces, eight smiles, all facing the same direction.  that’s all we ask for. what could be so hard about that? here’s some of my favorite pics from our recent photo shoot that didn’t make the cut into the Christmas card and including the one that did. (thanks to michael sekaquaptewa for holding the camera.) See and …

Christmas Cards

i love creating opportunities to have our girls help us in this MPD* journey. a little later than we’d like, but we’re finally getting our Christmas cards out today.  here’s a video of the girls helping us stuff envelopes this morning. – – – – – – – – – –*MPD = Ministry Partner Development …

our creative thermometer

deb and i are creative people. if there’s a project that needs to be done, then it has to be done with creativity and WOW. when we were in Little Rock this past summer they had some kids of staff members come share their experience in moving to Little Rock and their adjustment to life …

Raising Royalty

As a mother or a father, do you ever feel like you’re floundering with the responsibility of raising your children? Do you have a clear strategy regarding how you will ensure that your kids turn out to be decent adults? Many times I feel lost, like the best I can do is keep these kids …

falling in love in MPD

abe: “i think i’m falling in love with you again.” deb: “oh, really? what do you mean?” abe: “i think it has to do with all the time we’re being forced to spend with each other through this process. and even though the time we’re spending together is spent doing the SAME thing over and …

the balloooooonnsss

it’s become somewhat tradition to bundle up all the kiddos and see the Balloons launch every year.  these pics were taken this morning. deb asked me what part i like best when they’re laying them all out, inflating them, when they’re rising, or when they’ve lifted off? my answer, “just watching the kid’s excitement.”  i …

best laid plans

we had a fabulous time at New Staff Training last week in Orlando. we covered some really valuable information and got to know a little better what we are actually getting our selves into. but what i enjoyed the most from our week away was all of the incredible people we met.  not only did …