Wednesday, June 11, 2008


No, it's not a beautiful river along Interstate 80... it's a field completely immersed in water. 

Please be in prayer for people all across eastern Iowa...  as I mentioned on my blog yesterday, we have had so much rain and the rivers are overflowing.  Whole towns are being evacuated because of the rising waters.  Sunday afternoon, some of us went to Iowa City to help sandbag in preparation for all the water that is headed that way.  It was a great way to help out and be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Thanks for your prayers.

We helped out a restaurant and they fed us some awesome pizza and subs!!
We helped bag two huge loads of sand and then stack the sandbags all around the building... yes, I could feel every muscle in my back! 
We just have the awesomest, funniest dad ever!  We laugh and say he is such a goober! *smile*

Friday, June 6, 2008

Aubrey's Seven!!!


" Can I hear what it is?!"

The Birthday Girl on the Birthday Bike!!

Yummy in my tummy!!!

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We love you Aubrey!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Here Chicky-Chicky!

On Saturday we went to our friends to butcher our 25 chickens... it was our first time and it was quite the experience! 

Thanks Schlabachs!!
THE Crew
25 Chickens goin' to market
The stench in the van was terrible...
Our victorious-chicken-killing mom!
Preparing to pluck.
Icin' it down.

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Our freezer is now full of chopped and whole chickens... yummy, yummy.  You are welcome to come over anytime for supper.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Carpe Diem

Saturday we kids walked for Jared Klein, a republican who is running for Iowa State House, in a local parade.  We spent more time preparing for the parade than actually walking.  Oh well, it was fun.

We were swimming in our XXL tee-shirts.
When I said swimming, I meant SWIMMING!!
God bless the USA!


Tiff, Chelsy Bontrager and I played the music for a wedding in Cedar Rapids Friday afternoon.  Then we sped down to Washington for another wedding at six... the same night! 
Always... talking... always...
Joe and Charity... the most in-love couple I've ever seen!  (This is the youth pastor at our church and his now-bride)
Don't ask me why...

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So here's a snippet of our weekend... and there's lots more to come!
We always have to remember to 'carpe diem' -- seize the day!