Monday, June 29, 2020

2020 Graduate

Congratulations to Nathanael on his high school graduation!!

And on purchasing your first car!

We are excited to see what God has in store for you in the coming years!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Happy Birthday Hannah!

"I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being."
Psalms 104:33

Saturday, June 20, 2020


Recently there have been some pretty special milestones for some members in our family. The first is that another person is joining the pilot squad!!!

Susanna has spent this spring studying and flying with our brother Josiah (who is an instructor) and just last week she took her first solo flight!!!

Our crew of pilots.

Congrats Susanna!!

"So I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.""
Psalms 55:6

Thursday, June 18, 2020


Happy Birthday Matthias!

We love y'all!

"Happy is the man who finds wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding."
Proverbs 3:13

Friday, June 12, 2020

Jaxon Richard

Welcome to the world
Jaxon Richard Wissmann

6.11.20 // 8lbs, 5oz. // 20.5inches

Congratulations Andrew, Kori and big brother Wyatt! We are so excited for you and can't wait to meet this new little bundle. We love you!

"For You meet him with the blessings of goodness;
You set a crown of pure gold upon his head."
Psalms 21:3

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Another Week

This last week a few of us made it down to visit Andrew and Kori for a week. We made a whole lot of memories and got a whole lot of sun!

It had been awhile since just a few of us have been down to visit, so we throughly enjoyed the late nights, games, conversations, trying out new foods and getting some projects done.

The guys have been busy on various job sites getting a lot of work done.

And the weekends have been full, but relaxing. We don't have any littles around the house (unless the grandkids come over) so our family adventures look a bit different then they did years ago. We tend to spend more time in conversations and less time building forts these days. But investing in family relationships is just as special, if not more so these last couple of years. As people grow and change it is such a wonderful gift to be able to learn from and pray for each other as well as continue to make new memories together. Whether it's popping in to FaceTime one of the married siblings, or jumping in the car to go get some ice cream treats together, we are so grateful for the opportunities to build family relationships.

"As iron sharpens iron,
so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend."
Proverbs 27:17

Thursday, May 14, 2020


There is something about working in God's creation that is just wonderful!! This last week has been absolutely beautiful, and we've been spending a lot of time outside.

The guys have been busy working, and we are getting the garden ready to plant.

Since we are still at home these days we've been doing everything from music practice to trying new recipes, from running miles to flying airplanes, from playing spike ball to dejunking the shed.

Here is a layered peanut butter and chocolate cake that Alaythia made the other day. To say it was delicious is an understatement!

Our cherry tree blossomed this week, and it was so beautiful!

"As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes."
Psalms 103:15

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mothers Day

I'm not quite sure how to put into words what Mom means to us and the impact she has had on our lives. 

She hasn't just told us about following Christ, she has lived it every single day of our lives. In both the big and little areas of life. She's showed us what it means to respect others and to be grateful for everything. She taught us how to sing, how to work hard, how to love others, how nothing is so small that it can't be prayed about, how to run to Jesus, how to humble ourselves when we make mistakes, how to grow and never stop learning. And the list continues. 
We are beyond blessed to have her as our mother!

We love you!!!
Happy Mothers Day!

"Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her."
Proverbs 31:28

Saturday, May 09, 2020

New Project

We are looking forward to sharing with you all a new cd this summer!  While thinking through the process, we had talked about making a music video to share online with one of the songs from the new album in conjunction with its debut. So when someone randomly messaged us through our website and asked if he could come record a music video for our family, we were so excited to say yes, please!!!

With all the changing weather and unknowns in Nebraska in early spring,  we were praying for a beautiful place to record the video, and God gave us the perfect spot with absolute perfect weather and sunlight!!

We ended up getting plenty of footage as well as several humorous outtakes.

Working with Logan Howe has been so great!  He is incredibly skilled, and we cannot wait to share the final product with you!!

If you are curious what song it is, the Bible verse below is a hint. :)

"Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?"
Matthew 6:26

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

A Taste Of El Salvador

Ever since we got home from El Salvador we've been talking about trying to make a meal like some of the ones we had down there. And this week we were finally able to make it happen! It was such a fun treat to pull out some of the stuff we'd been saving and try our hand at making their recipes.

We had fried plantain, pupusas, fried beans, coffee made from the beans we brought back with us, fresh fruit slushies and some other dishes. 

Everyone said the food tasted pretty close to what we had down there and we all thoroughly enjoyed getting a taste of El Salvador again.

"The earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein."
Psalms 24:1

Monday, April 27, 2020


I've done a terrible job at capturing pictures from the last couple of weeks, but we've been spending a lot of time outside and absolutely loving it!! This last week the guys were able to get back to work and get some jobs done which was really nice! And we've been enjoying spending the evenings together as a family doing various activities.

One thing that I am loving about April being a slower month, due to everyone staying at home, is the extra time to spend on things that easily get rushed or forgotten. Spending time in God's word is always a priority for us, but sometimes it is easy to just hurry through it and not really take the time to meditate on it and apply it in our lives the way it should be. We live every day life with our family, but it is easy to take each other for granted and not put effort or energy into building those relationships. We see the beauty of God's creation all around us, but it is easy to move on to the next thing on our list and not take the time to really enjoy it and thank our Creator. Life is full of opportunities and blessings, if we just take the time to notice and invest in them!

We've been treasuring the extra time to slow down a little bit and be more intentional in some of those things. It has been really refreshing and special!! Hopefully I can do a better job at taking pictures this next week and will post some of them soon!

"I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope."
Psalms 16:8-9