Sunday, April 22, 2012

Meet the newest member of our team...

Christian Aaron Beilman
Born Friday April 20th
weighing a whopping 9lbs ;)

Congratulations Dan and Jen!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Levi's many looks and a few links...

We were at dinner the other night, and I just snapped away.  Here are some of Levi's "looks"...
I love this kid!

A few good recent reads found online...

Your Children want YOU

5 Questions you should ask your kiddos every day

Family Dinner Questions 
(we usually do highs and lows of the day, but these are good to mix things up)

Thursday, April 12, 2012


A friend of mine told me about a new free photo editing site... It is called PicMonkey!  These are just a few photos that I played around with :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ask the Locals... (Part 2 of our Family Fun day)

Just when we thought our day couldn't get any better, Brad asked some locals where we should get dinner and they recommended, Romantik-Heuriger Oleander.

This was the diaper changing area :)

 And if the sweet ambiance and delicious food was not enough...There were also PONIES
and GUINEA PIGS! Our city kids were in heaven :)  It was the perfect ending to our fantastic day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Family Fun Park- Part 1

 Yesterday the stars all aligned.  It was the last day of Spring Break, everyone was well, the air was crisp and the sun was we headed out to Family Fun Park with our friend, Whitney.
 There were plenty of Gnomes to greet us...
sort of creepy and cute all at the same time...

the flowers were also blooming and begging to be photographed

but the rides were the best part!

Oh, and the deep fat fried doughnuts were pretty awesome too!

but just when we thought our day couldn't get any better...
we found a local Heuriger for dinner.
I'll post pictures of that tomorrow :)

Saturday, April 07, 2012

So much happening...

(here is my prescription for a tea to help settle my tummy)
 Recovering from a bad bout with the stomach flu, sure can give you a new appreciation for feeling well again! I was out of commission for a few days, leaving poor Brad to pick up "mom duties" as well as juggle his own.  I was so behind on all things "Easter", that I had a sweet friend take Abby shopping for shoes to match her dress and asked if while they were at it- could they please pick up some Easter basket goodies.  Yep- no mother of the year award for me this year, but my husband, friends and kiddos sure rallied and took good care of me.  I am so grateful.

So much has happened in the last few weeks...

:: Mo (Luke's chameleon) is still alive!  We had asked you to pray, and many of you must have.  Although her health hasn't improved much, it also hasn't declined~ and for that we are thankful.

:: Work continues on the new church facility!  The progress is slow, but steady and even though we couldn't get out of our current lease~ we see God's hand in providing more time to finish our new location.
:: Another precious baby was added to our congregation!  Meet Hannah Kolensky...
Isn't she just gorgeous!

:: Our home group had a fun night out on the town...attending an International Food Festival together

:: We added new teammates to our team!  Please rejoice with us and begin to pray for Dennis and Cynde Morgan as they begin their support raising and Sonship Discipling.

:: We also said goodbye to a dear teammate, Lindsay Kimball.  She finished her term and felt the Lord leading her to return to the States.  She is such a faithful servant and loyal friend, and we will miss her dearly!
Hard to believe that Luke is taller than Lindsay now!

Goodbye party at NCW

Locking up for the last time :(

Well- I hope that catches everyone up a little bit.  We are rejoicing in all that God has been doing in recent days and look forward to celebrating His resurrection tomorrow!
Happy Easter!  He is risen!