The next Mia Hamm?

I have NEVER liked the sport of soccer. I have never enjoyed watching it, playing it…anything to do with it, really. I have always thought that this would never change. However, I have recently come to think that I could learn to like it. Watch this video and you’ll see why. 🙂 Like the blonde hair, I have no idea where she gets this. I have always had little to no skills at all when it comes to soccer, or any kind of sport in which I must rely on my feet. She took to kicking the ball right away, though. Also, I am proud to say that Emma’s first real word, other than “num num” may very well be the first word of her ol’ dad! Just several days ago, she began to say the word “ball.” This has taken my pride in her to whole new level! Original Post found at Visit Momentum Student Ministry at

Operation Inasmuch & New Emma Video

Our church participated in a state-wide servant evangelism event called Operation Inasmuch on Saturday (4/19). Our student ministry decided to participate by having a goodie blitz on the community just behind the church and offering them a free car wash for later in the day. Upon passing out free goodies, we also asked folks if we could pray for them and any specific needs they may have had. The day was incredible, to say the least.I was so encouraged as I saw the excitement in the eyes of the students as they shared stories of interactions they had with people. They spoke of the amazement in their eyes as they learned that someone was giving them FREE goodies, and not asking for anything in return. They shared of the people’s responses upon being asked if they could be prayed for. All in all, I was struck with the sheer hoplessness that is found in people who have no relation with

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One of my favorite things

One of my favorite times is when I dry Emma’s hair after Momma has washed it in the bath. I use to HATE this activity, as it would just cause Emma to scream her head off, making it a huge ordeal. However, she has come to enjoy this and now we have a lot of fun with it. As you know already, Emma’s hair is just ridiculous. It is wild and, just a lot of fun. Well, it is never more fun than when I dry it. Since I love to see this so much, I told Erin to video it so I could share it. So, here it is. Enjoy. Original Post found at Visit Momentum Student Ministry at

Emma’s BIG ANNOUNCEMENT & First Snow

First, Emma’s BIG ANNOUNCEMENT…she would like everyone to know that she will be a BIG SISTER! Erin is probably only 5-6 weeks along, but we had that new confirmed just this week and we are all so excited! I guess the phrase that sums it up for us is, “Here we go again!” Please be praying for Erin and for the baby’s health during the coming months. OK, now that that is out, we had an incredible time this morning watching Emma enjoy her first taste of snow. We really weren’t expecting any, but we woke up to find a couple of inches on the ground and couldn’t wait to get her out in it. I really thought that she would not be happy and feel stuck, but she really seemed to enjoy it. I think her favorite part, apart from walking around, was eating the snow that was on her glove! Anyway, there is a picture up top, and

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Happy Birthday Emma!

It’s hard to believe, but Emma actually turned one-year-old on Friday (1/25)! This year has FLOWN by. It’s hard to immagine, but I know that time will not slow down anytime soon, either. We have taken some time over the past couple of days to go back and look at pictures of this first year. As we look at some as recent as 6 months ago, it’s hard for us to even remember her looking like that! She has changed so much over the months. We don’t even remember her with dark hair, as she had for the first couple of months. I mean, it’s even hard to remember her not being able to walk, and she’s just been doing that for a little over two 2 months! Anyway, we had a great time on Saturday when we had her first birthday party. It was so funny to watch her reaction to her very own birthday cake. Her eyes lit

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Some new Emma stuff

I decided to just share about Emma this week. Perhaps I’ll get inspired and actually write something later in the week, but for now, just Emma. As you know, she began walking a couple of weeks ago. Well, she’s everywhere now! The only time she crawls is when she needs to get to something to pull up on in order to start walking again. She is so much fun to watch. Along with the walking, she’s begun a few more new’s lately. First, she will (sometimes) wave at people when we tell her to. It’s funny, because most of the time she waves with her hand facing her, so it looks like she is waving to herself. Second, she has begun giving kisses. She gives kisses to Mommy, Daddy, her baby doll, Garfield, basically anyone we tell her to give one to. That is Erin’s favorite thing, so far. Third, she has begun to clap. It was like the light

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