We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the handsome little Axton John Maxwell! Born on January 26th, he weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. He has mommy's long fingers, daddy's long feet and the dark hair and blue eyes of both of them. We are so grateful for a healthy mommy and baby after a long and intense labour. Axton will be very much loved by his 12 aunts and uncles, Grandparents and 2 cousins!
"Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the womb is his reward" Psalm 127:3
1.. Waynesboro Church of God, Waynesboro, GA, 7pm
2.. White Rock Baptist Church, Irmo, SC, 6pm
8.. Franklin Street Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida, 7pm
9.. The Retreat @ Silver Springs, Silver Springs, Florida, 6pm
10.. Oak Ridge Wesleyan Church, Largo, Florida, 8:30am
10.. Cornerstone Baptist Church, Spring Hill, Florida, 5:30pm
13.. First Baptist of SW Broward, Cooper City, Florida, 7pm
14.. Colonial Baptist Church, Venice, Florida, 7pm
15.. Central Baptist Church, Leesburg, Florida, 6:30pm
16.. Roberts Barn, Polk City, Florida, 6pm
17.. Riverbend Christian Worship Center, Labelle, FL 10am
17.. Oak Grove RV Resort, Labelle, Florida, 12:30pm
17.. Palm Grove Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Florida, 6pm
20.. Calvary Baptist Church, Summit, Mississippi, 6:30pm
21.. Faith Baptist Church, Winfield, Louisiana, 7pm
22.. First Baptist Church, Mixon, Texas, 7pm
23.. Lighthouse Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas, 1pm
24.. Lighthouse Baptist Church, 10am
24.. Calvary Baptist Church, New Braunfels, Texas, 6pm
We would love to see you at one of our concerts! Feel free to let us know if you
have any questions concerning an upcoming event. Have a blessed week!
A collection of sweet memories and special moments
Early in December, some of the family traveled down to Texas for the Bible Bee. It was a highlight of our year! So happy for Hudson who placed fifth place finals!
Elizabeth,Hudson and Rebecca's Junior oral group at Bible Bee. What a party!
Darling little Jubilee
O what fun!!!
Rebecca having fun with the charming little Wallace
An in-house volcano
Three for the price of one: sibling time, fun, and science!
For Elizabeth's birthday party we celebrated with gifts, games and a delicious meal of salad, chicken tortilla soup, brownies and peanut butter ice-cream.
Is there even a way to express how adorable this is?
A special Christmas Eve dinner with those still at home. We had seafood enchiladas, rice, tortilla chips, coleslaw, brussel sprouts, and gelato for dessert. After supper, we enjoyed watching a movie together as a family.
The Christmas candlelight service at our church was both inspiring and beautiful.
Allison and Rebecca make a wonderful kitchen team. On this particular morning during our 3 day getaway, they worked their wonders and provided us with a delicious meal: potatoes, eggs and fruit.
During our getaway, Hudson and Taylor enjoyed an intense game of Stratego.
What more do you need when you have a blanket and a good book?
Allison is our faithful pie maker. For Christmas, she made five delicious pies.
On Christmas day we had a large group of friends over to join us in eating yummy food, taking long walks, singing Christmas carols, and playing games.
A special time of bonding while doing cross-stitch with Grandma
Twas the day before leaving on the winter tour....
And we celebrated by making donuts and enjoying a candlelight breakfast for dinner!
We spent a relaxing New Years Eve at John and Chelsy's. Our time was spent playing games, enjoying good conversations, and eating yummy food.
"The heavens declare the glory of God.."
As I was reflecting on the month of December, I saw God's goodness in allowing our family the opportunity to make so many wonderful memories together. Let us never take these special moments for granted, because tomorrow everything could look drastically different. Life is so short. We are never promised another year, day, or even one more breath. Are we choosing to make the most of every moment that we have with the lives that God has placed in our path?
Have a blessed day as you remember to cherish every moment God has given you!
What are your favorite ways to spend time together as a family?
We would love to see you at one of our concerts! Check the schedule below to see if the Bontrager Family Singers are coming near you area!
11...Foothills Community Chapel, Columbus, NC, 7pm
12...Cleveland Believers Fellowship, Woodleaf, NC, 6:30pm
13...Central Baptist Church, Dunn, NC, 10am
13...Benson Grove Baptist Church, Benson, NC, 6pm
19...Westwood Baptist Church, Douglas, GA, 6pm
20...Word of Life Christian Fellowship, Montezuma, GA, 9:30am
20...First Baptist Church, Sandersville, GA, 6pm
23...Mount Shady Baptist Church, Swainsboro, GA, 6:30pm
24...Grace Community Church, Ochlocknee, GA, 7pm
25...Faith Mennonite Mission, Cuthbert, GA, 7pm
We are so excited to announce that Denver will be hosting a young men's camp over the same dates as Allison's young women's retreat! This exciting opportunity for young men will take place at a scenic camp in northeast Iowa on May 16-19, 2019. Head on over to the website to watch an exciting promo video or for more information about this life changing event! And remember to sign up by March 1 to take advantage of the early bird discount.