December 30, 2007

Pick a Title!

I'm curious to know what all of you friends out there would imagine this picture is about.
What would you name it?

I was thinking "Homecoming".

December 23, 2007

As You Wish!

I don't know why we never got a picture of our decorated tree? This post is for all of our friends who have graciously asked time and time again to see our tree. ;)

December 20, 2007


Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

Don't forget the greatest gift of all time.

We cut our first Christmas tree out of the 51 Nobles we planted 6 years ago!
Dad and Mom holding up the tree.

Ben and Annie try to hold it up too!

I love this picture of Ben listening to the buzz of the hive.

"Yet Thou art holy, O Thou who art enthroned upon the praises of Israel. In Thee our fathers trusted; they trusted, and Thou didst deliver them. To Thee they cried out, and were delivered; In Thee they trusted, and were not disappointed." Psalm 22:3-5

December 12, 2007

Bridge Inspections

I have enjoyed spending part of the week working up and down Weyerhaeuser's logging roads with Dad. We are inspecting all of the bridges for recent damage after the storm. Things are looking pretty good up there! They take really good care of their roads. I was impressed.

I worked on my history book all day......Filling out the inspection papers for Dad!

Think he got a headache and quit?

Maybe he had to run to the dentist?

"Some boast in chariots, and some in horses; but we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God." Psalm 20:7

December 8, 2007

Beauty in the Midst of Rain

>The same truck above<

"He who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God, is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, when the tender grass springs out of the earth, through sunshine after rain." 2 Samuel 23:3-4

Uncle Matt flew in with his Cessna 182 today.

I was able to get a few aerial pictures of the storm's damage.

Thanks Uncle Matt!

December 7, 2007

The Storm

The biggest storm we've ever seen rolled in on Sunday night. We were without power for 3 days! We hauled and heated water on the propane stove for each of our *baths*. We lost part of our tin roof, and about 20 trees on our driveway! There was no way out.
We spent an afternoon clearing the road...
Kess took a break on a stump, thinking about how nice hot cocoa sounded!
(This picture was actually posed. She'd never really quit on the job!)

Annie kept up on hauling logs too...

Dad got his chain saw out and the chips were flying!
Looks clear!

The 129mph winds blew our doors open...The boys knew the solution:

Thank the LORD for His protection! We live on a hill and the flood water didn't reach our home. All of the trees fell in the right direction. Dad took his air boat and helped rescue with the Sheriff's department in another town. He was interviewed for Kiro 7 news!

(See the part of the cord Dad used to tie down our roof?)
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
Psalm 46:1

November 16, 2007

My Ranch-Hand

Gabe is my right-hand ranch-hand!
He has the best sense of humor, which makes things in life hilarious when we're together.
It's kind of like Abbott and Costello...
Well, maybe we're not that ridiculous!

...But look what I found in the fridge this morning...
We date the jars from each milking.
His is on the left and mine is on the right.

I love it! The milk is always fresh...

November 15, 2007

My Angel...

I was one mile up our gravel road when I heard the UPS truck coming around the corner...
Why did I have to be way up here when my lovely violin was delivered?
I had been praying for my new Scott Cao STV-750 one piece back violin to be delivered to me safely. It was!
I was so close to it, yet so far away...
I prayed that I would arrive home safely. I did.
...And look what I found waiting for me:


-Pictures taken by my sis.

November 3, 2007

San Antonio Pictures!

to the top 14 finalists!

I saw my face on the big screen and didn't know whether to laugh or cry. ;)
Okay, I didn't look that depressing!
We have put up a "theater clip" on the movie web page.

Our trip to Texas will always remain as one of my greatest memories. It wasn't just "the trip" that made it so wonderful or amazing, it was the people, being with my family and meeting friends. A very special highlight of the festival was getting to meet the Ramseys, the S&S ladies, and other beautiful young ladies striving to serve their family.
It seemed like everyone had known each other forever!
I felt blessed to watch the fruit of SO many filmmakers who have labored to create God-honoring films in a self-serving world.
Praise God for answering prayers and for blessing our movie's journey!
Thank you for praying for us!

We put together an album of my 300 pictures, but I'll post a few of my favorites here. You can always email me for the album.

We REALLY enjoyed our time in...Starbucks!

Flying out early Thursday morning.
I've never seen a sunrise from the sky!

I kept a journal while we were flying,
and gave it to Gabe to read when we arrived home.

Our country.

Hmmm...Did I scare everyone away?

I loved seeing those words:
San Antonio!


Conversations Commence!

Boy, it hurts to look UP at this thing for too long!

Now that I think of it...We never did go out to dinner.

Who had the time?

Inside the Lila Cockrell Theater.

...And amidst all of the action,

we DID remember the ALAMO!

So-long, Texas!

October 19, 2007

Getting Ready

We have been coordinating outfits, people, and locations for our trip to the 2007 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.

My prayer is that God will lead everyone in their travels, decisions, and hearts. May everyone trust in Him wherever they are!
He is a loving God and He cares about you.