Friday, October 21, 2011

Our New Church

Several weeks into the fall semester at seminary, Josh was contacted by a church asking for him to come and preach then interview.  We prayed about it and agreed.  Two weeks in a row we went and visited Willow Baptist Church in Brooksville, Kentucky. (2 hours from our house)  Josh preached both Sundays, we had an interview, and were informed the following Sunday the church would vote whether or not to call Josh as their pastor.

That week, we were all headed to Jacksonville, Florida for my brother Wade's and Jennifer's wedding.  The Sunday after the wedding we all had a big cookout at my Dad's house after church to celebrate family, and my youngest brother Jonathan's birthday.  During the food preparation Josh's phone rang with the contact from Willow Baptist Church.  The church had voted unanimously YES to call him as pastor!!

We shared the news with our family and were excited to begin our new ministry.  We were also sad to be leaving some dear friends we had made at our other church, FBC Fisherville.
Since the vote Josh has preached several Sunday's and on the weekends we go and stay at the church parsonage.  The kids are SO thrilled to head to the "new" house each weekend, and sleep in their "new" beds.  I love that they think it is an adventure! :)

Josh still has to finish up the semester before we head out to Brooksville.  We are still praying that we sell our house, or find a renter.  We need something!!  Please pray for us as we begin our new ministry, and for a decision to be made on the house.

Here are a few pictures: (not in order, sorry!)

The kitchen at the parsonage (my favorite room)

The church building

The inside

The parsonage

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Family Pictures Fall 2011

We went to the Southern Seminary and took some pictures on their grounds.  We got them back from the photographer today. Here are some of my favorites. :)
Favorite of the kids! Love Micah's face! 

Josh's favorite of the kids. 

My Beautiful Hannah ~ 4 1/2 years old 


My Andrew ~ 3 years old 

Big hug! 

Micah Monkey Moo ~ 19 months 

Looking at a leaf bug 


I like the slanted angle…  

Parents watching their kiddos. LOVE Andrew's face :) 

I really like this one of me and Josh.  Cool walking shot (and Micah) :)

Monday, October 03, 2011

Wade and Jennifer's Wedding

We were in Jacksonville, FL the weekend of September 24 to celebrate Wade and Jennifer's wedding, and also my brother Jonathan's birthday!  We had a great time with family.  Here are a few pictures from the rehearsal and wedding day.  Enjoy!

 Micah sitting by the sign of the historic church where Wade and Jennifer were married.  Micah was waving to pedestrians and drivers as they went past.  He is such a friendly guy!  I keep saying he was born to be a church greeter.  ha.

The rehearsal dinner was at the same little place that Josh and I had our first date almost 9 years ago!! 

The cutest ring bearer and flower girl the world has ever known. They are getting ready to blow bubbles on Aunt and Uncle as they leave.  :) 

Wade and Jennifer during the ceremony. 

Hannah looking at herself.  She had a beautiful baby's breath wreath for her head. 

Andrew, slightly blurry, but it's hard to keep this kid still!!

Homemade Butterfingers!

Seriously amazing!!

16 oz candy corn melted
16 oz peanut butter

Mix together and spread out on wax paper to cool.

Cut into small squares and dip into chocolate candy coating.


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