Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Dorothy" for Halloween

Due to Lucy's love of shoes and dogs, she was "Dorothy" for Halloween.

While I was in Russia, Lucy...

... stayed at Grandpa and Grandma's house (along with Bryan). She loved playing with Larson, Secily, Jane, Anders, Chaco the dog, and Aunt Yuriko and Uncle Erik. Erik made a fort, and Yuriko took lots of pictures and taught her how to plug her ears when Chaco barks loud. She also went to Baylor Homecoming with Bryan.

Friday, October 30, 2009


My Mom and I are thankful for the chance to have traveled together to Russia in Samuel's memory. We visited children at 1-2 orphanages or baby homes each day. We loved holding the babies and praying for them and getting the chance to buy diapers for them. We especially remember our time with the director at Luga Hospital, the older boys at orphanage #14 where we were able to share our testimonies, and at Orphanage #15 (the hospital) where they so sweetly presented a plaque with Samuel's picture and the verse (printed in both English and Russian) 1 Samuel 1:27-28.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

St. Petersburg, Russia

My Mom and I are traveling with a group (14 people total) from Orphan Outreach to St. Petersburg, Russia October 22-31, 2009. We will be working alongside Russian believers to minister to children and babies living in orphanages.

Orphan Outreach is a ministry totally dedicated to glorifying the Lord in reaching out to the orphans He loves. Their program focus is to provide early intervention, education, and spiritual development and to improve the lives of those children living in substandard situations. James 1:27 describes their passion, motivation and commitment.

We are especially looking forward to going to Orphanage #15 where the program Hannah's Hands was started, which was dedicated in Samuel's memory. You can follow our trip and see pictures of our travels on the Orphan Outreach blog:

Thank you for your prayers!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009


I LOVED the weekend with the girls, and I loved that our kids got to play together.

Porter, Lucy, Millie, Marley, Luke, Cade, John Andrew

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lucy slept in her big girl bed last night

This is how she woke up...

(she also did a handstand into a somersault today, too)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rock Star

Thursday, October 1, 2009