Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fall Tour 2016!

So thankful for how God led, protected, provided for, used and blessed us this fall as we went on the road for the first time as a family of 5! Enjoy these few photos as they recap some of the meetings and fun adventures we had along the way!

Rochester, MN - Midwest Bible Baptist Church
Youth rally and Sunday services

Mesquite, TX
We enjoyed preaching/singing at Open Door Baptist Church and teaching split sessions 
to the teens in the Academy as well! 

Heading to Pensacola, FL! Silly little girlie found her tongue! :)

Watching a Bible cartoon before bed!

Love how she sucks her thumb when she's sleepy!

Pine Forest Estates Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL. 

Walked around some of my old stomping grounds at Pensacola Christian College!

All too soon, these two will be saying goodbye and going off to Bible College! 

Next it was off to Georgia for a visit with Caleb's brother and his family!


David has really been enjoying pre-school! He wrote his full name for the first time today :)

Photoshoot I did of the kids!

Silly brothers!

Goodnight 3 year old! Can't believe tomorrow you'll be 4!

Sept. 20 - David is four! We had a fun time at the beach in Venice, FL that day!

He loves the water!

It was a blessing to be able to preach and sing at Victory Baptist Church, where my dad now pastors in Port Charlotte, FL!

A crazy boat ride with Daddy and PopPop! 

So thankful we could spend time with my parents in beautiful Florida!

David's party!

He got his wish! Mommy made him a "Sully" cake :)

Love these three...we are so blessed!

She's growing up fast!

We taught the teens and Caleb preached with a translator at Iglesia Bautista de la Fe in Durham, NC.

Had SO much fun recording a couple songs for a patriotic cd at Faith Music Missions in Indiana!

God-and-Country conference at Harmony Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN

So blessed to be able to spend some time with our hero - Patch the Pirate (Ron Hamilton) and his family!

The boys were thrilled to meet Patch!

Our friends, Adam and Megan (Hamilton) Morgan gave us the grand tour of Majesty Music!

David with his new friend, Zane Shiflett, the pastor's son in Maryland.

Thankful for these dear friends, Pastor and Mrs. Shifflet...we greatly enjoyed our week of revival meetings with them at Calvary Baptist Church in Dundalk, MD!

After 2 1/2 months on the road and a long 14-hour drive from MD, David's excitement speaks for all of us! We are THANKFUL to be home sweet home!

Thank you for praying for us this fall! God has truly blessed! We head out for our Spring Tour the very end of December! May each of you have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

David is 4!

It blows my mind that my precious firstborn is FOUR already! These years have flown by, but being a Mommy to this little guy has been the greatest experience in my life! This year, David has grown so much, starting piano lessons and pre-school, joining us often in churches to sing and quote Scripture - I am loving his love for learning, his friendliness in churches and his desire to use his gifts to be a blessing to others in services! He and Jonathan are becoming better and better friends and seeing David's patient love for his little brother has been so special! (Wish it were there all the time, but thankful for those sweet moments that it is!) And his tender care and adoration for his baby sister is the most precious thing to watch! He is such a kind, protective, loving big brother! Caleb and I couldn't be more proud of the young man David is becoming! Wish time would slow down a little, but we are trying to treasure each precious moment with this blessing boy! We couldn't love him more! Happy 4th Birthday, sweet David!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Our Summer in a Nutshell!

It's been a busy summer since Alyssa was born! So busy that I haven't had a chance to update the blog til now. And as usual, I wait until the last minute to update...we are frantically trying to pack up to leave for our fall tour tomorrow morning! So, in typical fashion, as this is one of the things on my to-do list that I'm determined to have done before we leave tomorrow, I will rush and plop a bunch of pictures on here, give some captions, and call it a blog update of our whirlwind of a summer! :) Enjoy!

Documenting Alyssa's first bath!

So glad my mom could visit and meet Alyssa!

Reading to my THREE children! :)

Little photoshoot for our updated prayer card and our new CD cover!

My three blessings!

Brotherly love!

Having fun at Sass Family Farm!

He's such a sweet big brother!

Happy Father's Day!

Love them so much!

Pretty smiles, first captured on camera at 4 weeks old!

Fun at Preacher's pond!

In July, I flew out with Alyssa and met up with Caleb for Youth Congress at Temple Baptist Church in Tennessee! We sang, Caleb preached, and we both taught split sessions to the teens that week!

Teaching on Purity

Had a blast being there with our Pastor and his wife!

We celebrated Caleb's birthday a few days early with the boys! He was in Maryland the week of his actual birthday.

Alyssa and I flew out to MD to celebrate Caleb's 30th birthday with him, while he was there for a VBS!

Preaching to hundreds of kids at VBS on the night of his birthday...nothing else he'd rather be doing!

David started piano lessons with Mommy!

We enjoyed a few days of vacation with my side of the family in gorgeous Colorado!

With cousins!

Special time to get to spend with my sisters, mom and aunt one day while the men watched the kids!

The Sawyer siblings reunited! :)

Near the end of July, Caleb, Alyssa and I flew to Albuquerque, NM for the Our Time Southwest Youth Conference!

Caleb preached to open and close the service and we sang throughout.

Great to see all these dear friends and partners in the ministry again!

Helping Mommy make a cake...he was so proud of himself :)

This little girl is adored by her big brothers!


In August, we started pre-school!!!

We are so happy to have daddy back home after a busy month of him traveling in July! We enjoyed a fun evening going to the library and then out for ice-cream!

Caleb and I enjoyed a special date night before leaving town for our busy fall!