Monday, July 29, 2019

Odds & Ends


Well, this last week most of the pictures consist of what us girls have been up to because the guys have been working and I haven't been able to get pictures of that.


 Last week Ryan and Ruth moved from about 30 minutes away to about 6 hours away! So we helped them pack and tried to soak up as much time with them as possible!! It has been a pure joy and blessing to have them live close and we are already missing them, but excited to see what God has in store for the next chapter in their life. Can't wait to visit them in their new home!!


And this last weekend we headed out on the road to sing in Missouri and Kansas! It had been awhile since we all packed up in the bus so it was fun to be able to do music together again.


"I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness,
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High."
Psalms 7:17

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Corn



Every year our dear friend Arnie grows the most delicious corn, and every year he lets us come and put enough in our freezer to last us the rest of the year! It is such a blessing!!


This year we left the house by 6:15am and the picking commenced! We didn't do as much as we have in previous years, but that was good because there were only four of us at home to do it this year! It seems that the number of available workers we have keeps getting smaller.


Since there wasn't as much to do and it was crazy hot outside we ended up moving as much of the process as we could inside!



And 2019 corn day is in the books!
Thank you Arnie for another beautiful crop of corn!!



"And God said, "See, I have give you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food."
Genesis 1:29

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Little Fingers, Little Toes


It doesn't ever get old! Getting to meet a tiny human being for the first time is one of the most precious moments in life and we absolutely love each and every one.


So far Dad, Mom and Charissa are the only ones that have made it down to Kansas to meet Justice, but the rest of us are enjoying pictures and videos until we can make it down too.


It is amazing how the small they come and how quickly they take up so much room in your heart.


"The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace."
Psalms 29:11

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Justice William



We love you already Justice William Busenitz!
Born July 12th - 10:15pm - 8lbs. 8oz.


Congratulations to the family of 5!!! 
We can't wait to all come down and meet him!

"And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, 
because you obey the voice of the Lord your God." Deuteronomy 28:2

Monday, July 15, 2019

Stephen



Happy Birthday Stephen!


This last year his time has been mainly split between work and time with family! Building relationships has always been important to him and we absolutely love the random adventures that we have together!! He always has an available listening ear or an applicable scripture ready which makes for some wonderful late night conversations.



Stephen and Matthias are working towards taking over the family business which has put a lot of extra responsibilities on his plate, but it is exciting to see what God is doing through that. He also has his pilots license and loves going up when he can!


He still travels with our family for the music ministry and we are so grateful for all of his help! Whether it's working up music, driving the bus, setting up equipment or finding new songs.



I could go on about him, but let's just say that God's grace is so evident in his life and he is a pretty awesome human being. We are so very blessed to have him in our family!!!


We love you Stephen!!!

"While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:18

Thursday, July 11, 2019

1 + 1 = 5



Congratulations Ryan & Ruth, Lee and Jerit!!!

We are so thrilled for y'all can't wait to meet the newest little blessing due to arrive in December 2019!!!


"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning."
James 1:17

Monday, July 08, 2019

4th of July


Faith, Family, Fireworks, Freedom... and cupcakes! 
It seems that the weeks surrounding the Fourth end up being packed full and fly by faster than we can keep track of them, but it is always a special time!


If you've followed our blog for awhile you will know that the Fourth of July is a big deal in our hometown of Seward, Nebraska! All morning long there are special events and competitions that take place and people travel from all over to enjoy the festivities. With several pilots in our family, the airshow tends to be a highlight each year. (who doesn't enjoy seeing plane land on a suburban?!)


One of the best parts of the Fourth of July is having family come into town. This year Andrew, Kori & Wyatt were in town for 10 whole days!!! As well as Ryan & Ruth, Josiah & Abi and Matthias & Michelle. We absolutely loved it!!



We figured out that it was 22 years ago that they asked us to sing for the first time during the celebration. It was something we'd never really done before! God used that concert to open up the doors for us to travel all over the U.S. and 45 states later all we can do is look back and say "what a mighty God we serve!" 



Happy Independence Day!!

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."
Psalms 33:12

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Moments of Happiness


There is enough happening right now that I wanted to share these pictures before they are outdated. I won't really caption them because they are mainly just random smiles and happy moments from our camping trip that I thought you might enjoy seeing too.




















"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed,
because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22&23