Thursday, February 25, 2016

Grace and Mark are married!!!!

It's official! 
Mark and Grace became Mr. and Mrs. Cox on February 20, 2016!! 
Here are a couple of pictures for you to enjoy.

Oh those two!

The bridal party

Gotta love the sticker :)
Allix Ruby's beautiful photography at the Troy Historic Village
Photo credit Allix Ruby Photography
Stay tuned for lots more pictures!

He who finds a wife finds a good thing
    and obtains favor from the Lord.
~Proverbs 18:22

Monday, February 22, 2016


This is a VERY long-delayed and late post!
Joseph turned 20 on February 6th!

                   Totally hilarious
                Works on cars
                  Enormous eater
                                Not afraid of big projects
                  Yooper at heart

Happy belated birthday, Joe!

Friday, February 12, 2016

FOX66 TV Story - Video

FOX66 TV Story

Here is the story that FOX66 ran on our family and Reflections of Praise! Enjoy and share! Many thanks to FOX66/NBC25 reporter Jesse Gonzales for all the hard work he put into this! 
He did an amazing job!

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"Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory." Psalm 115:1

Thursday, February 11, 2016

TONIGHT! TV interview!

UPDATE: Breaking news! 

NBC25 Flint/Fox66 Saginaw will be doing a segment on our family and the making of our CD! It is slated to air Thursday, Feb. 11 (tonight) during the 10pm news on Fox66, and during the 11pm news on NBC25 and online at Also, it will be airing on NBC25 at 5 and 6am Fri., Feb. 12.

Hope you will share and watch!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Christmas celebrations

Here is a look into our celebrations of Christmas!
Preparing the Happy Birthday Jesus candles
We went to Grandma and Grandpa B's house on Christmas Eve
The daffodils were springing up as we left
The spread

Dad's smiling...
...and the snowman is too. It must be good :)

A closeup

We had our annual Christmas Day morning at home

The lineup
Jon's gift to Julia and Mary
Matching garbage bags :) 
Soon to be!

Our annual stair picture!

We headed on over to Grandma and Grandpa M's that afternoon
Grandma's beautiful napkins
The main table
Miley kept us entertained!

"Next Christmas will be our first in our own home!"
Opening the Hickory Farms box
Singing carols
All of us! 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

December wrapup

Sorry that this post is so late! We had a great time in December!
The advent chain for the Christmas tree
The lowest gas price Mom has gotten so far :)  Stay tuned for more!!
Jon's friend and mentor, Mr. Wingrove
Grandpa and Grandma B. hosted the first stop of the Vinsetta walk-through
We played along as the folks sang
All of us with Nurse Heather, who helped with about 5 of our births
Mom and Heather
We ate dinner with the Birchard cousins afterwards
We had some cousins over the next day.
Emma and Rebecca
Our adorable (new!) cousin Ruth!
Pastor Steve's grandkids wanted to play in orchestra too!
We took a quad and two splitters over to our Grandpa's house to help him with wood!

The setup
A new sight on Vinsetta
Julia and Rebecca had a fun time playing with Sadie
Caleb did a great job at his recital!
Jon's view of the Capitol on Friday the 18th
It took us 2 hours to get to church for the dress rehearsal of the Christmas Cantata

We had the privilege of ministering at Grace Bible Fellowship in Swanton, OH
Anna and Emmaline
The day before New Year's Eve was spent mudding and painting 
the living room and dining room
The first time we've had a Christmas tree in the kitchen

We had the opportunity to go to a BCS boys' basketball game at The Palace!

We had some friends over that night

Comparing engagement rings :)
We diffused a bomb!
Watching a video on the projector :)

Carpet stretching was on the agenda during the next few days

We had to move all the furniture out...INCLUDING the bookshelves

Getting very comfortable

Ah....delight (except for the fact that I've read almost all of those ;))

Reading long-lost books

Having some good fellowship with friends
Caleb and I went hunting
Sharing music at a nursing home was a blessing.

Mary and Janelle played a duet

That's what happened in December (besides Christmas!!)!

My times are in Your hand...
Psalm 31:15a