Sunday, February 27, 2011

Definitely Baptist!

Check out what took place this morning during Sunday school snack time....

The boy's got moves!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New York 2011 Vacation

Wes and I spent January 4th-11th, 2011 in New York City, where we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary on January 6th.

After arriving at LaGuardia Airport, Wes took a taxi over to Manhattan to check us into our apartment rental and get the keys.  I waited on our luggage and my brother, who was traveling with us on another flight.  After I met up with Dean and picked up our luggage, we took a taxi to the apartment where we met up with Wes.

It wasn't long after we unpacked before we were off to explore the area, and picked up a few necessities we realized we'd forgot to pack.

Each day we did different things, but we mostly enjoyed "living" there for a week.  We bought groceries from the little Amish grocery store a couple blocks away. We rented a movie from the local Blockbuster store a few blocks up the street; however, we weren't able to watch the movie as the dvd player in the apartment was broke. :-(

We ate at the quaint French restaurant around the corner and a South African restaurant  across the street.  We purchased metro cards and rode the subway and city buses.  We occasionally flagged a taxi. We walked a lot. We enjoyed the city life for week.  

We did the touristy stuff too.  We visited Liberty Island where we visited the Statue of Liberty and climbed the stairs to look out her crown.  We rode the subway to Coney Island where we ate at Nathan's and walked on the boardwalk. We shopped at Macy's in Herald Square, enjoyed dinner twice at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Times Square, and revisited The Carnegie Deli.   We visited the American Museum of Natural History and many other New York sites.

There were a few specific things Wes and I wanted to accomplish during our vacation to New York City.  One was to visit all five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. We did.  Another on our list was to drive out to the tip of Long Island.  Wes rented a car and drove he & I out to South Hampton.  As we drove back to Queens Wes decided he wanted to drive in Manhattan, so he drove me back to the apartment. After dropping me off he drove back to Queens to return the car. Wow, what an experience for both us!  Wes loved it and at the time I was nervous; however, I 'm glad we did it!

My all time favorite place in New York and where I could have spent every day is Central Park.  Wes wasn't as enthralled as I with Central Park, but he did take me there several times through out the week.  He knew I loved Central Park and the many bridges there.  Pinebank Arch will always be my favorite bridge in Central Park, because during our September visit Wes (and the kids) stopped there to give me a new wedding ring set for my birthday.  On Thursday, January 6, 2011, Wes brought me back to Pinebank Arch on our fifteenth anniversary and gave me the anniversary band to complete my wedding set.  I LOVE HIM and he is the romantic one!

We closed out our anniversary by attending the Broadway show The Addams Family starring Nathan Lane & Bebe Neuwirth then a quiet dinner for two at Ruth's Chris Steak House.  What else could I have asked for?  Wes planned an awesome anniversary!

Enjoy a few of our photos!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Katherine's Baptism

On Sunday, February 6, 2011, Katherine stood before the church and confessed her need for a savior and her faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord.

This morning, February 13, 2011, Katherine followed in believer's baptism.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Katherine had something amazing happen to her. 

On Sunday, February 6, 2011, Katherine stood before the church and confessed her need for a savior and her faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord.  She will be baptized this Sunday.

As her parents, Wes and I have prayed for the time when she would take the knowledge she's possessed about Jesus and realize her need for a savior and desire a relationship with Him.  We are thankful that God drew her to Him and she responded in repentance and faith.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


Well, I did manage to upload the pictures from Dean's camera so I could begin putting together a post about our anniversary trip to New York, but it's taking a little longer to get this post together.  Not that it will be a long one, but I've reduced the amount of time I'm spending on the computer this week so I haven't had the time to do put it together.  Also, we've had a few other things going on around our house since the weekend, I'm going to delay the anniversary post a few more days! 

This morning it has been snowing and it's beautiful.  Tomorrow the snow will be gone, so our family is going to enjoy playing in the THIRD snowfall of the year!     :-)

Sunday, February 06, 2011

New Post & Pictures Soon!

My brother is visiting and he brought his camera with the pictures I've been waiting on to do a post about our trip to New York last month.  Look for something new on Monday!