i like to make yearly slideshows with a WHOLE HEAPING lot of photos from our year. i started in 2006. it is a rather shocking way to watch the kids grow up WAY too fast... enjoy.

2006 was the year of "extra-ordinary miracles"... we had a terrible car wreck that year and were all spared! NOTE: for some reason this video's sound isn't working.  i am trying to figure out why and upload one that has the music. so sorry about that glitch...

2007 was a year of "little wonders"... many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done. the things You planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. psalm 40:5

2008 was "a beautiful time to be here"... Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

2009 was the year of "crowded kindnesses"... seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life. {alexander maclaren}

2010 is our "solar powered life"... (and the year i learned to fade one song into another. i got skills...)

2011. my prayer is that love planted deeply will become what it out to be...

ephsisans 3:14-18 (the message) For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power  through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts  through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted  and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people,  to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be filled  to the measure of all the fullness of God.

2012 was a year where we can see that every season comes to an end. everything moves. everything changes. except for our Savior. He remains steady. and our Rock and foundation for our days... james 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

2012 was a MARVELous year... psalm 188:23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

2013 was a year of many changes, a graduation, moving to college, and THREE busy teenagers in our household. another year that was written and produced by the Grace of God! He shone in every moment...

2 corinthians 4:5-6 (the message) Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.