Another Baby On The Way!!

Grand-baby number eight is on the way!!
We are so thrilled that God has blessed Mitchel and Bryn with another precious gift from God due to arrive in December. We are grateful to the Lord to for all the little blessings being added to the family. Enjoy these pictures of the family of three soon-to-be four!

The adorable big brother!

"The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him."
Exodus 15:2


Elliot Rex Has Arrived!

We were so thrilled when we heard the news on Friday morning that we had another nephew! Chels was due on Monday, and the baby arrived on Friday. Therefore, with each passing day anticipation was rising! She had a short labour at home, for which we are all thankful.
Axton makes the most charming big brother, and we can't wait to see them become best friends!
The family of four!
The little brothers.
So much sweetness! Axton looks pretty thrilled about his big bro status!
"O how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou has wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!"
Psalm 31:19


Our Life Before Summer Tour!

Enjoy these pictures of the past few weeks leading up to our departure on tour! They held busy and special times and we enjoyed the last few weeks at home. We are looking forward to all the special things God has in store for this tour. We would appreciate your prayers!
(Be ready for LOTS of grand-baby pictures! They're a big part of our lives!)

It doesn't get much better than story-time with Grandpa!
 Wallace-the little farmer!
Summer evening smiles with Jubilee! 
Summer days are a great time to soak up sunshine while working in the dirt! 
After Allison and Jeremiah got engaged, we invited the whole family back to our house for a cook-out. Some of Jeremiah's family was there and the whole group had a great time!
Grabbing a selfie with Jeremiah's sisters on the way back from taking pictures and videos of the big moment- Jeremiah + Allison's engagement.
Summer classic Sunday at church. We enjoyed trying to dress up a bit classic!
More stories!
A couple weeks ago Hudson and Liz got their permits, so beware and clear the roads!:):)
Micah in shades doesn't get much cuter! 
Smiles with Liz's little friends at church!
One evening, we invited friends over for a ride to our campsite for a summer grill-out. It's great to spend evenings with like-minded friends!
Smiles with the charming Jubilee!
Working on favorite uncle status!
Biking during a get-a-way trip just the two of them.
A neat annual thing our church does is a service where the teen/young people take over literally doing everything from ushering to preaching! It is a fun time and some of us enjoyed participating in it. We got a group pic afterwards of all the teens and singles.
 Taylor enjoying a little time with Micah in the middle of milking.
Gator rides with Wallace, Micah, and Jubilee before family dinner one evening.
Wedding planning!
Evening games.
Rebs + Huds- the budding pie-makers!
In May, we met up with our sis and fam at a wedding. It was lovely to be able to see her and John and of course spend time with Axton! 
Such a cutie!
Soaking up quality time!
Ready to wade and splash in the creek!
The charming Winston!
Supper at Josh and Cassidy's was a blast!
Mulching party!
Allison enjoyed her visit to KS!
Summer walks+long sister chats!
We enjoyed eating out on the porch many evenings this spring and summer. It's always great when some of the family joins us! Tonight it was Carson and Lina.  
Impromptu coffee date and meet-up with Micah and Mitchell!
Good-by snuggles with Winston before leaving on tour.
And then the last big thing before we left was packing this bus! We got it done though and headed out at 10:00 p.m. Friday night. (It took a bit to actually get more than a mile from home because people had to run back into the house a few times to grab things they forgot! But that's expected with leaving on tour!)

"Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness."
Colossians 1:11


//Summer Tour Dates//

You all may have been wondering if we were still planning on leaving this year for our summer tour-the answer is "yes!" We are heading out this week and are very excited to see what the Lord is going to do as we avail ourselves to him! Most of the concerts are still going on as planned and we'd love to see YOU at one of them!  Click here to view our concert dates and comment below if we'll be seeing you at a concert. If you are from Indiana, Michigan, or New York, we look forward to seeing you in the next two weeks!
"O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms."
Psalm 95:1-2


God is adding another son to our family!!!

Yes, it's true! 
Allison is getting married!!!
On a beautiful Saturday evening, on an old bridge in the woods, Jeremiah Helferich asked Allison to be his wife and she said "YES"!
We are all so thrilled that Allison is getting such a godly man and he fits in with the family so well.
They are having a lot of fun planning for their August 15th wedding and can't wait to spend the rest of their lives together!
The ring is so beautiful-Jeremiah did an amazing job!

This is the Lord's doing and marvelous in our eyes."
Psalm 118:23