Thursday, November 21, 2019

Christmas Show!

‘‘Tis the season... for a Christmas show! For the first time in four years, we are so excited to bring back to the stage once again the festive music, costumes, and timeless message that we performed in Branson, Missouri for 5 seasons.

 Christmas has always been such a special time for our family and we are greatly looking forward to sharing some of our favorite carols, stories and traditions with y'all! We’ll be hitting the road with select Christmas shows in Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas. Mark your calendar & come join us as we celebrate our Savior’s birth! 

Friday & Saturday - December 12 & 13th - 7PM
New Hope Christian Church
Marshalltown, IA

Sunday - December 15th - 6PM
Postville High School Auditorium
Postville, IA

Wednesday - December 18th - 7PM
Emmaus Mennonite Church
Whitewater, KS

Thursday, Friday & Saturday - December 19, 20 & 21st - 6:30PM
Old Glory Theater
Seward, NE 
                                        (contact us for reservations)

Sunday - December 22nd - 6:30PM
Falls City High School Auditorium
Falls City, NE

If you are close to one of these locations, we would love to have you join us!

To see pictures of our previous Christmas shows, 
click on the months November & December in 2014 and 2015.

"Sing to the LORD, bless His name;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day."
Psalm 96:2

Monday, November 18, 2019

Busy Days

The last few weeks have had such a variety of activities that it is hard to pinpoint it all in one post... I haven't captured many pictures lately, but here are a few that will give a glimpse into what we've been up to.

The weather is quickly turning cold in Nebraska, but we've been trying to get as much done as we can before it shuts us down for the year. The guys have been working from sunup to sundown!

Then we've been busy with practicing music for something really exciting that is coming up in December. (I can't wait to share all the details soon!!) Performing with a group of friends in Branson, Missouri for veterans week, toe surgery for Alaythia, spending a couple days out at Ryan & Ruth's helping them paint, making a trip up to Grandma's...

And topping it off with everyone dressing up to help celebrate a friend's wedding! I'll try to get more pictures this week to share with y'all. And keep your eyes open for that "exciting something" that I'll be sharing with you real soon!

"I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forevermore."
Psalms 86:12

Monday, November 11, 2019


Nathanael is a man of many talents who has a love for people and adventure!
It has been fun to watch him this last year! His birthday was the end of October, but here is a glimpse into what he has been up to in 2019.

Nathanael continues to push himself to learn new skills, whether it's conquering a backflip or perfecting cinnamon rolls!

He really enjoys being active!

He is pretty much always ready to lend a hand when something needs done or to make some spontaneous memories together!

Sometimes it takes a little bit of time to warm up to tall Uncle Nate, but once they do he quickly becomes an absolute favorite!

This year he is a senior in high school as well as working on finishing up his pilots license and working for Wissmann Enterprise.

And we are grateful for his guitar playing and singing during when we do music together.

"But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!"
2 Chronicles 15:7

Saturday, November 02, 2019


I know we had two birthday's last week that I didn't post about... But I'm working on that now! Hopefully you don't mind them being a little bit past due.

Alaythia turned 20 on October 22nd! It is so crazy to think that when we stared this blog she was only 7! Here is a glimpse into her last year with pictures.

She enjoy's all things that have to do with her nieces and nephews and family...

Works for Dad's business as well as working for an online company...

Is up for all things active and adventurous...

Still plays the violin & piano and helps arrange music for the our family and now enjoys teaching lessons as well!

We love you Alaythia!

"By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
John 13:35

Friday, October 25, 2019

Go Reach The World

It all starts with just one voice
That takes a stand, that makes a choice

To live for God and not hesitate
To tell the world about amazing grace

One day that seed somehow breaks through
Where there was one, there now stands two
And soon another takes his hand
A ray of hope that spreads across the land.

Across the mountains. Across the sea.
Soon other's join in harmony.

They've found the cross still standing strong.
And soon a mighty chorus sings along.

Go reach the world, touch one more soul
Bring one more lamb back to the fold.

Each soul another flag unfurled.
Each voice another chance to reach the world.

Don't let me pray, Lord, for wealth or fame.
A spark that sets the world aflame.

But help me reach the lost and alone
Tel tell of joy and hope where hope was gone.

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."
Mark 16:15

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Dan & Bethany's

I know this happened awhile ago, but it has been really busy since we got home and so I am just getting around to posting all these pictures now. We only had one day to spend with Dan & Bethany before needing to head home and get back to work, so we wanted to make the most of it!!

Dad, Mom, Charissa and Arianna ended up going to Washington D.C. to see as many sights as they could. Since they didn't arrive back to the house until late, I think they were able to get a lot in and enjoyed it!

Meanwhile, the rest of us decided to go on a hike, make brownies, play a family game of football with everyone in the backyard and just enjoy being together at their house. It was a blast!!

It was the absolute perfect, fall day for a hike!

And everyone kept an eye on the little ones at the top to make sure they didn't get too close to the edge.

So many beautiful sights!!

An occasional photobomber.

So many happy smiles!

Enjoying a snack at the top.

On the way down someone found a small, but feisty snake. We watched him for a little bit and then continued the hike.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;
behold, all things have become new."
2 Corinthians 5:17