Monday, April 27, 2009

a GIANT leap of faith

This is my sister, Jen:She probably won't like this picture of her, but I think it is funny. :-)

I love Jen and I am really proud of her. She has been growing leaps and bounds in her relationship with Jesus and is taking a large step of faith this summer.

In August Jen is going on a long term mission trip. She will be going to 11 countries in 11 months on a trip called the World Race. I am going to miss her VERY VERY much for those 11 months, but I think the Jen that comes home next June is going to be even cooler than the Jen who leaves in August. You can read her story of deciding to go on the race here.

While Jen is on the World Race she will be living in a community of around 6 people. She will be learning how to use her spiritual gifts and strengths. She will be figuring out what area of ministry she is passionate about (she will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of ministry opportunities). Jen will be keeping a blog. You can check it out here.

If you are interested in supporting Jen through PRAYER or FINANCES you can do so through her World Race blog. Please take a moment to look through her site and check out the World Race. You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

photo shoot

Last Saturday we had professional photos taken by Alison of Alison Lea Photography down in Minneapolis. We met Alison a month ago at my grandma's church and we were able to meet up for a photo shoot! We had a great time. Through the wonders of Facebook, we have also come to realize that we have quite a few mutual friends! You can get a sampling of our photo shoot (and some more great pictures that Alison has taken!) at her blog. Thanks, Alison!

Monday, April 20, 2009


image from etsy

love: Matea, me, and the Happy Birthday Hippo. :-)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Twins Home Opener day!

Today's the Twins home opener! I thought I'd post a picture of Matea in her Twins shirt to mark the day. GO TWINS!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What to do when it's just me and Matea home...

Katie's gone tonight and Matea and I are spending some quality time together. Katie was using this program that uses our webcam to distort images today so Matea and I have been spending some quality time with that. I thought I'd share some of the results. I give you:

Three eyed Matea
The Cowardly Lion Matea
Cyclops Matea

Hungry Matea