Sunday, May 15, 2016


Rachel is the oldest sibling which means you get an update on her first. She and Alan have had a huge change this year in the form of a precious little bundle named Kendrick Alan.

Their daily life has changed a bit since having a baby but they haven't really slowed down much.

Alan farms with his brother raising both cattle and crops which make for some big work days.

  If you've ever lived on a farm you know that there are always things that need done! 

This spring they also had a huge change in losing Alan's mom to cancer. Her life was a beautiful testimony of what it means to live a full and fruitful life in Christ. We were blessed to know her and be impacted by her life!

This little guy is growing fast and enjoys trips into town to go shopping! At least Rachel said that he did on this occasion. 

Rachel is happily keeping busy as a wife and mother.

Making delightful meals, helping work around the farm, planting and up-keeping a garden, working on design projects for people, occasionally still writing music, and making a house into a home keeps her days full as well.

{Rachel's little cooking buddy}

I don't really know how she gets anything done with this cute face looking at her.

One of their highlights is leading a weekly Bible Study with students from a nearby college. It has been amazing to see how the group has grown this last year! Alan also meets with a different group of guys on a weekly basis for other Bible studies.

Both Alan and Rachel are very involved in their local church. Alan is a elder, Rachel teaches the kids choir and they help teach Sunday School and lead worship. Having a close knit church family has been a special part of Alan and Rachel's life there.

They keep busy and enjoy where God has placed them. But some of their favorite moments are the ones spent together enjoying one of God's most precious gifts -- family.

"Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! 
For He has done marvelous things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory. The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations."
Psalms 98:1&2


Caravan Sonnet said...

So fun that y'all are doing this! Love reading these updates!! I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Alan's mother. I will be praying for y'all during this time of loss. Thank you again for sharing with us these updates! It is so fun to see all that God is doing in each person's life! Sending love to y'all!!
p.s. - I TOTALLY agree- how does Rachel get anything done with Kendrick Alan sitting there looking SO adorable?!?!?! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the updates on your family! Looking forward to reading the rest of the series!. God bless!!

Grace said...

Thanks for the updates Hannah!!
I also got your letter today💚

Your faithful blog reader/pen-pal😉


Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this. Love it :)