Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Zoie has recently learned to say "please" when she wants somethng. Zoie also knows what dessert is and will likely show you how she can say "please" if you have Amanda found out :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

South Carolina Vacation -The House

My family (my parents, siblings, spouses etc...) took a family vacation to Surfside Beach S.C. last week. We had a fabulous time. My parents found a duplex about 2 blocks from the beach for us all to stay in. With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, we had plenty of space. It also had it's own pool which was nice. Here are a few pictures.

Our family from the top balcony
View from the balcony

Our duplex...we were on the left side

The pool

Zoie relaxing with Brian in the living room

When we travel, we really enjoy getting a condo/house instead of hotel rooms. Here is a link to the property we stayed at called Katy's Dream. It was as wonderful as they said it was.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lift Up In Prayer

Please pray for the Schroeder's. Jordan (the husband and father) is seriously ill with cancer. They have a beautiful family and an amazing faith. They need fellow believers to lift them up in prayer.

To read their story

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sweet little angel or...

or a little girl with attitude?

As with most children, a bit of both. Zoie has been growing and changing so much the past few weeks. Unfortunately my photography frequency has not been keeping up. I'll try to do better.

I think I got this picture just because she wanted to touch my camera but it's fun either way.

Saturday, July 03, 2010


Mark and I had the privilege of serving on the Chicago VBS committee this year. Even though it was a little nutty since we just got back from Jamaica when it started, it was a wonderful time. Here are a few pictures to enjoy.

The Junior High class building chairs to donate to the Gateway Woods Sale
Braden and Alexa "doing their craft"

Julie reading to the youngest class

The Junior High class

The Youngest class

I have a picture of the middle class somewhere but can't seem to locate it now. I'll post it when I find it.