Saturday, May 30, 2015

April wrap-up post

Wow! This was definitely a crazy month...and we have a ton of catching up to do :)

Rebecca made this for Easter - the tomb where Jesus' resurrection took place :)

Bowling!

Mr. S had a great form :)





We finally were able to see this movie that Jon and Joseph were in :)
Grace, Melody and Anna were involved in the music recording as well.
And a bunch of the actors were our friends, so that was a plus!

Sisters...

Jon went to a Red Wings game with Uncle Gordon

The Red Wings won!!

Getting together with extended family and trying to figure
 out our complicated family tree :)

Cousin Kim and Mom

It was great seeing Cousin Missy again!

Cousin Amy and Mom

Traveling...

We were able to minister to Westside Baptist Church in Grand Rapids - Pastor Sam
and Mrs. Hendrickson are always so hospitable when we come over!

Girl picture!

Country girl :)


We had a wonderful visit with our "adopted" sister, Hannah and her family :)

Tree cutting...

Mary made 10 dishcloths which she sold

When you're in a big family, you learn math fast :)

Ping-pong with the Beckmans

This is what our table looks like when we get together with family :)

Many hands make light the work!

Our 2 wonderful grandmas


"Happy 80th birthday, Aunt Alice!"


The 4th grade class from BCS (Bethany Christian School) got to see
Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley on their tour of our state capitol!

Jon with Taylor W.

Spring has arrived!


The girls found this robin's nest recently...


Making new friends! We shared music at Bethel Baptist in Schaumburg, IL.



The little girls' table :)

Dad and Mom with Pastor and Mrs. Benson
We worked together on a church plant in Romeo, MI.




It was great to see the Billius again! We enjoyed sharing music at Community
Baptist in South Bend, IN.

That was our busy April - except for the accident we had...
stay tuned to see how God protected and provided!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

News Flash on Anna's concert!

The address on the flyer for Anna's performance with the BBSO (Birmingham Bloomfield
Symphony Orchestra) was incorrect, so here are the correct details:

Address: 2436 W Lincoln St, Birmingham, MI 48009

The concert starts at 8 pm and Anna will be the last on the agenda for the night!
Hope you can come!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day

A blessed Mother's Day to all our mothers! We literally could not exist without you, and you are a vital part of life from conception on. All of us kids are extraordinarily grateful for our mother - she is an extremely talented logistics manager, chauffeur, business agent, social activity planner, hospitality officiant and much more. She has given up so much for us, and it will take a lifetime to thank her for it! Her godly example of strong faith inspires us as her children to rise up and call her blessed and to follow in her footsteps. May her legacy live on!

Watch this great video about Mom's Hands:


Also watch another wonderful video here about mothers.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Anna's birthday!

Today just so happens to be Anna's 18th birthday!


 Always outgoing
       Nuts about cute kids
  Naturally musical
                                  Appreciates meaningful conversation

Also happy birthday to Nathan S, Reka I, and Sarah B!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

OCMS Concert

There is an OCMS Concert this Friday at
The Baptist Church of Hadley and we'd be glad to see you there!