Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Friday, October 11, 2013


We all had a fun night at our church's Fall Festival Wednesday night. Sabrina and a bunch of her friends ran around from bouncy house to bouncy house. Teme had a bunch of football friends there and Noelle and her small group painted faces.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Breast Cancer Walk

Noelle and I did a 5K walk on Saturday. Noelle walked the first 25 minutes, then rested for a while in the wheelchair, and finished it up walking! By far the furthest she has walked in some time! We had a lot of fun! And felt great honoring and raising funds for such a worthy cause. We love you Diane Waychoff (our next door neighbor) and Char Christian (mom to Teri, my best friend in junior high)!


I'll be honest in the last three years I have asked that question a lot. Most of the time my inquiries are addressed to God.

Why is there disease in the world, especially Lyme disease?
Why is Noelle so sick?
Why doesn't she get better?
Why when we were obedient concerning adoption have things been so difficult for our family?
Why when there are little things we have prayed for Noelle has the answer been no so often?

Obviously these are my personal selfish whys. If I go beyond the walls of my home, even just as far as our extended families, the list grows and grows.

Our church, Prairie Lakes, for the second fall is doing a church wide study. We are taking the challenge to read the New Testament between now and Thanksgiving. Most of those that have committed to the challenge are meeting with a small group to process the readings and our personal journals.

The first week that we met our group struggled with these questions, especially in relation to an exhibit on Human Trafficking that we were discussing. Two things hit me hard.

**When we ask why, we are doubting God' goodness!
**Focusing on why is a tool of the devil!

I think both of these comments were raised by a woman quoting her son after he lost his four year old child! Wow! I have so far to go.

Lord, help me to believe in your goodness. No matter what my circumstances. Help me to believe in your goodness and your love for Noelle. Amen. So be it!!

Senior pictures!

Isn't she beautiful?! Noelle's senior pictures turned out amazing. The day of, the weather was good and her energy lasted just long enough:) Almost every single proof her hair and face was stunning so it made selection difficult. These are the only pictures that the photographer has publicly posted. She had some wonderful ones taken near the Emergency room sign since she wants to be a Pediatric ER nurse! Beth Burrell at Element Portraits did an outstanding job!

Monday, October 7, 2013

In the news, again.

Someone You Should Know: Temesgen Larson

Apparently a number of people submitted Teme's name for this clip. It is too bad they didn't get better footage of him playing. He truly is amazing. He has caused numerous fumbles. We are proud that he is appreciated by so many people.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hoover Hawks

Teme is playing seventh grade football for the Hoover Hawks, and it is a trip down memory lane. Jake also played for them. In ninth grade, I was a cheerleader there. Wow.