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Monday, December 20, 2010


We lost our 5 year old Chocolate Lab this weekend, and although not nearing the feelings associated with losing a loved one, losing Kallie feels like a swift kick in the gut. My biggest regret is never taking her hiking with me. I had planned to, I even purchased a pack for her, but we never got that chance.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hiking and Life

Sorry for being gone for so long, I go through phases where I post often...then I go through phases where I post not so often. I just wanted to give an update and catch you up on where I am.

It is spring, how do I know you ask...well let me explain; the temperatures lately have been in the 60's and 70's (°F, of course), beautiful weather for hiking--no extraordinary weather for hiking. Alas, we have not been but we are currently planning our next hike.

However, to complicate things my days are filled with two little girls that make my heart sing, a newborn son that makes me so proud and a wife that I absolutely adore.

All and all I feel so blessed by my life, I enjoy every moment and relish every little giggle and smile. We are returning to Nicaragua this summer and I am really looking forward to the mission trip. I will do my best to keep my posts up to date.


Friday, January 22, 2010

New Hire

We needed help at work, so we made a new hire....she is totally the best worker we have! And the cutest!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Nicaragua 2010: We are going Back!

Alright it is final, we are returning to Nicaragua in July of 2010 which I am really excited about! To recap I am re-posting from September.

Wow, what an incredible journey! It really helped me review what I experienced and process through talking about it. I may post a few more things about the trip here and there but here are my final thoughts.
1. I want to go back. I miss the children and the people....I miss working for the greater good, it was amazing. There is such a great need in Nicaragua and I cannot ignore that (I know there is great need in other places, but I have to focus somewhere). Not to say that I will not go to other countries, but this is where my heart is right now.
2. If you want an experience to help deepen your walk with Jesus I fully recommend going on a missions trip. If you want a relationship with Jesus let me know, I can help you there....or go serve as a translator (it worked for Miller).
3. I love the church we attend! I love the leadership, I love the people, I love the ones that took this journey with me and became my great friends through the shared experience.
4. There are faces and experiences that I hope will never fade from my mind, both good and bad. I want to look back and remember these people and experiences, I want these memories to help to shape my future and temper my actions.
5. If you have the desire, I want you to experience what I have experienced.
6. If they have the desire, I want my family to experience what I have experienced.
7. I want to walk more like Jesus walked, I want my love for people to drive my passion.
We are already planning our next trip, it should be around spring break the first week in April. If you would like to get involved let me know. There are many, many, many ways to help out.
1. You can go.
2. You can pray for us. Pray for health, for protection, for finances, for time off from work, etc....

3. You can donate items that are very useful:

  • Beanie Babies
  • Hair ties
  • Plastic cups and bowls (not the disposable kind)
  • Clothes for the Children
  • Bracelets
  • Crayons (I cannot tell you how many children lined up to receive ONE crayon)
  • Anything small (and relatively light) that can be easily packed and carried in luggage
4. You can support us financially

Any support or help is so very much appreciated, if you have items or want to donate please send me an email at, leave a comment, or send me a message on Facebook and I will email you the address.
So the trip is not in April like I originally thought, but that changes little. We really need your prayers, there is a bit of political unrest in Nicaragua right now and my prayer is that it does not escalate. We have 25+ people going that I really am looking forward to getting to know better and much more intimately.

Once change since my post in September; w
e will be purchasing bowls and cups once we arrive in Nicaragua. If you would like to help out with the cups and bowls please indicated that desire with any donations.

We need financial assistance...if you want to help please let me know, I can give you all the specifics of who is going and where donations should be sent (

Again, thank you and please pray for our trip.

Dios te Bendiga,