Sunday Evening Concert Live-streamed!!!

We are excited to announce that our family's concert on February 24th, 2019 will be live-streamed. We would love for each one of you to join us for an evening of worship! Click here to watch our concert on Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M. CST !!!


Christmas Eve

If you have been reading our blog for more than a year, you know that we have an annual "Christmas Eve" tradition of preparing appetizers for a special candlelight dinner for our family.  In order to accommodate 4 household schedules, we had our traditional Christmas Eve meal on December 29. (Our family has always made celebration the event, not the actual calendar date.  This keeps us flexible and available to celebrate anytime, anywhere!!)

Elizabeth,  our creative "love to make it pretty" girl, did a spectacular job in designing the festive  table fit for the occasion.  
Eating in candlelight has been part of our Christmas Eve dinner. 
It is amazing how two years have changed our family.  God has been SO generous to bless us with 6 new family members and 1 more on the way!! But with new family units come additional schedules so John and Chelsy were unable to join us for this celebration.
Our creative chef, Allison, put together scrumptious skewers with cherry tomatoes, white cheddar cheese, peppers, and salami. 

With Mexican food being a family favorite, there were quite a few Tex/Mex dishes. Joshua and Cassidy made this hot bean dip loaded with cheese, tomatoes, and cilantro. 

Another delicious Mexican dish, a layered dip of cream cheese, salsa, cheese, guacamole, and green onions, was made by Taylor.

These yummy cheesy chicken quesadillas were the creation of Denver and Hudson. 

Mitchell and Bryn made some amazing chicken toquitas.

These savory bite sized mushrooms stuffed with sausage and cheese, made by Rebecca the budding chef, were SO delicious!

For many years, Carson has enjoyed preparing a variety of deep fat fried yummies. This year he and Carolina made fried shrimp and pickles. M-m-m-m-m-m

Where there are no veggies the people perish. :)

Becky made a flavorful dish with scallops and guacamole.
We also had peppermint macaroons (made by Allison) and mini cheesecakes (compliments of Elizabeth) for dessert but somehow we missed getting pictures. But both were delectable!!
Unfortunately, Wallace was too young to partake of this feast but he enjoyed cutting his teeth on the side of the plate!
Some of the guys enjoyed playing speed chess.

But others played with grand babies and had long conversations. 

We are very grateful for the opportunity to celebrate together as a family the birth of our Lord and Savior.

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."


2019 Young Women's Retreat!

There is a wonderful opportunity coming up in May for all young ladies! Allison is doing a young women’s retreat in Iowa during the same time that Denver is hosting his Mighty Men Camp! This is a wonderful opportunity for brothers and sisters to enjoy a road-trip to Iowa together. I (Liz)would highly recommend this wonderful retreat! I enjoyed being able attend last year and I greatly enjoyed it!

What you will experience at the 2019 Young women's retreat:

. Sweet fellowship with young ladies form all across the country
. Inspiring sessions that will strengthen and encourage ladies to thrive in their walk with Christ
Adequate time for personal fellowship with Jesus
. Gourmet cuisine prepared by fantastic chefs
. A beautiful country location perfect for lovely walks and peaceful canoe rides
. An amazing coffee and tea bar equipped with all the delightful fancies

You will leave The Young Women's Retreat feeling refreshed both physically and spiritually.  You will also walk away with more of a desire to draw closer to Jesus! I would encourage every young women to come for this amazing, memorable weekend!

Space is limited so register soon!!! Early Bird discount is extended through March 1st.