John-Paul should... Get a Delta credit card and cash in on some frequent flyer miles. He made his third flight to the Twin Cities to witness the marriage of John and Christine Goerke. Christine is a dear friend from Grand Forks. She has one of the kindest, purest, gentlest souls in all the land and … Continue reading Adventures of a Seven Month Old
Baptism is God’s most beautiful and magnificent gift.... We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried … Continue reading John-Paul: Made New in Christ
Today I am 4 weeks old! To my Mother's delight, I can now breastfeed exclusively in the cradle hold! Big victory. I stopped needing the shield a few days ago, and now I want to eat all the time! I met my Grammy, Heidi, and she spoiled me and the parents for 10 days. I'm … Continue reading 4 Weeks.
7 years ago, my mom and I visited Josh and his family during a college visit trip in October 2007. This year, October 2014, my mom flew out to State College and we drove up to NY with Josh to celebrate our unborn child with a baby shower! I can hardly believe that was 7 … Continue reading 7 Years Later – October 2007 and October 2014
Alright. So. Although deployment has been a whirlwind of emotions and various struggles, the Lord has blessed me with some awesome opportunities. **DISCLAIMER - - - Friends from Oregon, please do not shun me for what I am about to tell you!** My family was in Sunriver for a little family vay-cay, and guess who … Continue reading A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes….
I spent the last few weeks attending weddings, visiting with family on the Dill/Hammer side and catching up with old friends. A post shall be written on those adventures very soon. But while I was out and about, something very significant took place for my Oregon family that I feel I need to write about … Continue reading New Life
Let's just say, I never thought that the University of North Dakota would be the name on my degree. Nor did I think that I would attend three different schools in three different states in 4 1/2 years. I always imagined that I would graduate on a warm afternoon in May, surrounded by the closest … Continue reading expect the unexpected: a blessed adventure
I'm going to Oregon again. Yep. I have the best family ever. They're flying me home for two weeks after finals are done because 1. Josh isn't home and 2. I don't start work until June 1st. So, in preparation of my (once again) journey to the homeland, I've been reading up one some "You … Continue reading Surprise!
Ok, so maybe I should say I know I'm in Oregon when....or I know I'm Home When... Regardless, here's a glimpse at my trip to Oregon. I know I'm in Oregon when... 1) there are deer in my front yard...and I live in town. 2) my little cousin Rochelle dresses up, and asks me if … Continue reading You Know You’re in Oregon When…
Hey all, I am heading off to Oregon (aka best state in the union) for the next week, so I will not be tweeting/blogging/surfing/whatever else I do online, because I have decided to not bring my laptop. I already feel the liberation of this decision! I'm thrilled to spend time with my family, and make … Continue reading Oregon Trail