Monday, April 13, 2009


This past weekend my Mema and Pa and aunt Sandra came up to my sister's place to enjoy Easter with our family.
Mema and Pa with the great-grand kids
Just like a big Sis...trying to steal her brother's stuff.
Kari, Brian, and Keslyn
Time for an Easter egg hunt!!!
Tye was more interested in the blue grass in the basket. no, it is not biodegradable...yes we did pick it all back up...yes, he dumped it back out again...and again.
Katelin LOVED the man dressed in the bunny costume. She kept following him around and waving "hi bunny, over here!!!"
Mema and Pa even got in the bunny spirit. They wanted to show their other great grand kids that they got to see the bunny in person.
Pa and Tye had some great bonding time playing "patty cake" and "horsey"
Dying Easter eggs:
The grand kids on Easter morning all ready for church.
Hope everyone enjoyed resurrection Sunday and can put their hope in a risen Christ. Easter eggs and bunnys are great and everything but they sure do not compare to the love displayed by Christ on the cross.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

1 Peter 4:10-11
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies-in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."

This past weekend, Meg and I went on our first medical mission trip as a couple. The Christian Medical Association, Baptist Student Ministry, and our Clear Creek Community Church small group combined efforts and saw over 150 patients in Piedras Negras, Mexico in just one and a half days! We had 12 medical students, 3 PT students, and 2 PA students, 2 nurses, 2 PT's and 2 MD's (Meg and I).

This is our entire CCCC small group: John (MSIII), Erika(PA-S), Elizabeth(RN), Rhonda(PT), Meg, Me.
John and Erika in the "pharmacy."
Meg checking for amblyopia. Philip, Will, and James interviewing a patient. (Actually, Will interviewed most of the patients since he was one of the only students that was fluent in Spanish...everyone else observed or spoke through him.)
Garret and Nic placing a plaster cast for a fractured hand.
Derek and Philip testing for peripheral neuropathy.
Garret and James taking out some stitches.
Primera Iglesia Bautista (First Baptist Church) in Piedras Negras set us up with families to stay with while we were there. We stayed with the Garcia family. They have three kids: Ferni, Viridiana, and Omar. Their parents were so proud that they were able to help translate with the English they were learning in school.
The family experience was one of the best parts of the trip. We got to share in their culture, eat homemade authentic Mexican food, and worship our Lord with fellow Christians.
On our way out of town, we stopped at this park in the middle of PN where they have set up replicas of some of the Mayan ruins. Perfect picture opportunity!!

Thanks for all of your prayers. The Lord blessed us in keeping us safe and provided us with lifelong friendships.
Welcome to our new blog! We thought this would be a fun way to share our pictures and lives with family and friends. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy!
Katelin celebrated her first birthday at her grandparents' house in Round Rock. We grilled hamburgers and had cake and homemade ice cream.

Katelin's one! (April 2007)
We went to the Grand Canyon for our vacation this year. We stayed in Sedona, Arizona. The mule ride was great fun! We suggest everyone seeing the Grand Canyon at least once in a lifetime.

Sedona, Arizona

Trip to the Grand Canyon- May 2007

Ready for the mule ride : )
Summer is definitely here! Katelin loves the pool.

Pool fun