Friday, December 31, 2010

Like father like son-in-law

I've always been told I will marry someone like my dad... 

well it's true. :)

My dad has been a youth pastor my whole life, and my prince has wanted to be a youth pastor for a long time. Recently, my prince was offered and accepted a job as the youth pastor of a church in Ramsey, MN! Like father, like son-in-law! 

This is an answer to prayer, and also a scary step of faith. It is evident that this is a God-thing, and we are trusting him as we step into his plan! 

 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
      do not depend on your own understanding.
 Seek his will in all you do,
      and he will show you which path to take"
Provers 3:5-6

"The Lord will guide you continually.."
Isaiah 58:11

I am so glad that the Lord cares about my life. I am lost without his guidance. Only He knows what is truly best for me, so I choose to trust His plan! 

today is New Years Eve. We will actually be spending the night at our new church youth allllllllllll nighter. Sledding, music, food, sleep...

New years day we have a wedding to attend! I will most likely be sleeeping after that so I might not talk to you for awhile, but pictures will be coming!

Happy new year! Bring it on 2011! 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

back to work

hi ho hi ho it's back to work I go...but I had a wonderful time with my family at our hotel getaway! Time really does fly when you are having fun!

I took a few pictures at the beginning, but the rest of the days I was a bit of a photo-slacker...

we went swimming!

My big bro Joshy! 

the boys working out...and watching ESPN of course ! hello... the T.V totally motivates you to work out! 

we played fun games! (our family motto is "this is not a game of sensitivity" to most of the games we play haha)

we also found time to go shopping and watch the food network! Cupcake wars was intense! What is your favorite food network show??! :) 


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas pictures!

Is Christmas really over?! The past few days have been filled with lots of family and fun! Here are some pics from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Christmas Eve we went to church!

then I went to my prince's family's house for appetizers! (this is his sis)

my prince's mom got a kindle for Christmas...SO FUN. 

this was my present for my prince :) it's a blanket! 

another sis got a snuggie :) 

nieces opening presents!

I love this pic of Livie Lou! 

Christmas Day! This was spent with my family! 

my prince and I 

sis-in-law Ria! 

 cute cousin Ashley!

mmmm we made Chai

sister Steph! 

brother Tim!

steph and mom!

love this! Papi and Aimerz

cousin Max!

the gang playing the dice game! 

I hope you had a very merry Christmas! 

Tomorrow my whole family is going to a hotel for a couple nights. I am SO excited to have a few more days off of work to celebrate with family! 

How about you? Are you still celebrating? 


Thursday, December 23, 2010


this is going to be a short post, but I wanted to say hello! Me and my prince are about to have a "Lie to Me" marathon :) It is a t.v. show we have been watching on netflix...check it out! 

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I am SO thankful for SO many things. Most of all I am thankful that Jesus came as a baby to bring hope and grace into the world! 

Check out this video by an amazing band Tenth Avenue is powerful! 

I am thankful for God's forgiveness and grace. My identity is found only in Christ! 


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

God is big

hello! I really should be sleeping right now, but I haven't shared with all of you for a couple days...and I don't think I'm going to have much free time the next few days! My last day of work this week is Thursday, and then it is Christmas Eve...WOW.

I want to share a video with you that has helped me see Christmas from a new perspective.

this blows my mind. God is SO SO big, seriously.

"Who else has held the oceans in his hand? Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers?" Isaiah 40:12

"Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out one after another, calling each by its name. And He counts them to see that none are lost or have strayed away." Isaiah 40:26

This video reminds me how insignificant I am in comparison to God's greatness, but he chose to come to give us worth!

He became nothing so that we could become something. This is Christmas. Do you get it? GOD was born in a stable, lived, and died so that we could be saved from death! Let's not let Christmas loose it's power and joy!

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his son into the world to condemn it, but to save it." John 3:16

I will leave you with a couple of pictures from princess Aimee's birthday party on Monday night :)


Sunday, December 19, 2010

weekend recap!

Wow the weekend flew by! 
Here is a recap in pictures :)

watched these two puppies...they sure have fun together! 
Rosey! She is Ria and Josh's new puppy (my sister-in-law and brother)
Charlie! He was a little tired after playing so hard.

Saturday was a Christmas celebration with my family!
my sweet Grandma Bev...we celebrated at my Grandma and Grandpa's new home! 
yummy food!
girls having fun!
we played the dice game! (have you ever played?)
we even had a puppet show! (Props to my bro-in-law Chris Page)
my prince and I :)
Livie Lou! 
My siss and me! 
Chris and grandpa
Jamie and Amy and their new piggy bank :) They are getting married about 2 weeks before our big day! This piggy bank is so they can start paying off the wedding...we need one of those! 
gifts from the dice game...cute mug, hot cocoa, and the movie The Blind Side...perfect! 

Sunday we celebrated Christmas with my prince's family, but I forgot my camera :(

Tomorrow is my niece Aimee's 4-year-old birthday party! So excited to celebrate some more! (And take more pictures)!

How was your weekend?! Do you have all your Christmas shopping done?

6 days till CHRISTmas!