Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Days at the Camp

Here are a few happy snapshots from some good Mommy & Abby time at the camp a couple of weeks ago. I can't believe she is 7 months old!
I'm a little tardy posting these photos, but better late than never.

Abby is wondering why I'm taking pictures instead of playing in the grass too.

Such a pretty side profile.

Abby inspecting the ground for objects to chew on.

Crawling & keeping me busy between snapshots.

Abby was definitely interested in tasting grass. Yum!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Introducing the new logo of Cambridge Baptist Church

I really love doing graphic design work- I'm having fun using it to boost our ministry at Cambridge.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

FINALLY... Delicious Gluten & Casein Free Bread

After too many failed attempts to publicly admit, I have baked a satisfactory (yes, smugly satisfying) loaf of gluten and casein free bread from scratch. Thank you, Mr. Cuisinart for your assistance. The final product...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One of those days

"Only one life t'will soon be past, Only what's done in Christ will last."

I love being in the ministry with Bryan, but some days it's hard.

This morning, a man died that rejected Christ from beginning to end.

It's one of those awful things to witness and know...

God extends us every grace and mercy, but those who reject Him have no hope in this life or the next.

An eternity without Jesus... Hopeless.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Husband Is Impressive!

This past week we celebrated 3 amazing years of marriage.  Looking back, some of the hardest times have brought us the closest.  Though, we have had many good times too!  I'm so thankful for all that we have shared and look forward to many more good years to come.  Being married to my best friend is the most incredible 
blessing imaginable.  This year, Bryan really impressed me with an unbelievable anniversary surprise (just so you know, it is very difficult to truly surprise me).
We went to my parents' camp on the river for this past week to celebrate our anniversary and to vacation.  When we arrived, Bryan led me on an elaborate scavenger hunt through many wonderful childhood memories until I arrived at my gift.  I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I did!

#1  "Memories light the heart's fireplace,
Bloom with joy and give us grace.
But nothing can quite exceed,
The joy of planting memory's seed.
So, here's to sowing one more field,
Hearts of joy, forever sealed.
It starts with one, but maybe two,
On each card, you'll find your clue.
With each, you'll stroll down memories lane,
And wonder how many more remain.
To find the next, you'll have to gaze,
Of playing house in former days.
This ancient relic beneath us sits,
And often housed your dirty sticks.
So go now and find your clue,
Beneath an imaginary pot of stew."

(The antique stove I played on downstairs as a kid)

#2  "Very good, and well done.
Maybe now we're having fun.
Go find the lighter version now,
Upstairs it waits to show you how.
It came at Christmas, I've seen the picture,
It sits below a nice old fixture.
Cooking, still, is the game,
But its texture isn't the same."

(My Party Kitchen Stove Still Housed in the Camp's Living Room)

#3- "Back and forth the motion goes, 
Can you reach the tree, with your toes?
Again and again you used to try,
Your dad must have thought you'd die.
It sits just one, all you need,
Fewer helps increase the speed."

(My Childhood Swing Underneath the Camp)

#4- "Now, another ancient piece,
I'd replace it--- good grief
But you have liked it for some reason, 
Though it's a little out of season.
When you look, it looks back,
And can hold your coat like a rack.
Candles, trinkets, and other junk
It's right beside the place we bunk."

(An Antique Armoire My Grandmother's Uncle Built By Hand)

#5- I hope you've had some memories come,
You've followed well, here's one last crumb.
This bag mocked and tempted before,
Made you hope and long for more.
Maybe this time it won't disappoint,
This final word will make my point.
Memories are made each passing day,
This new toy will help them stay.

(A Nikon Case that Houses My Grandfather's Antique Movie Camera)

What I Found Inside the Old Nikon Case...
My Nikon D60!!!!

Many More Photos to Come!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I decided to design a logo to make our new women's ministry more "official." Tell me what you think. I'm really excited about this new ministry and all of the potential it has to reach many, many women in our area for Jesus that are eager to connect with other women their ages. We're having an official kickoff for the upcoming Bible study Tuesday, July 14th from 10-12 p.m. If any of you are in the area, you're welcome to come! Check out our church website at for more info.

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