Saturday, December 31, 2011


2011 is coming to a quick close.  I am so grateful for all the wonderful things God has done for our family this past year.  Our family was blessed with the addition of our little Kinlee Joy, who truly is a joy to us all with her sunny disposition.  Chris had an opportunity to join the faculty at our college alma mater, Point Loma Nazarene University, as an adjuct professor.  It was hard work but he enjoyed teaching his first semester and is going back for a second this coming semester.  2011 also saw healing at our church body and some much growth has occurred.  We went from having one full time person on staff (the pastor) to having the pastor and five part time staff members, one of which is Chris as the youth pastor.  We have been so blessed by the youth group and this process and can't wait to see what God has in store for this coming year. 
2011 saw our Ethan grow from a toddler to a little boy.  He started a new preschool and loves it.  Unfortunately we have also seen a lot of hospital trips for Ethan this year, but the doctors are still feel treating him on an as need basis is the best way for his body and we gratefully agree.  We are so fortunate to have a wonderful medical team to work with for Ethan. 

I have no idea what 2012 will hold, but I do know that God is awesome and will have some amazing things for each and everyone of you out there.  I am excited as I was asked to join a small bible study, bible discipleship for this coming year.  I have been praying that something like this would come along and I am so excited to see God reveals to me this coming year. 

I pray for you all in the coming year; 2012 is going to be a blessed year! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


After many years of people telling my mom to start selling her crafty creations and sew beauties, she has finally bitten the bullet and opened an online store.  My mom is very talented when it comes to sewing and it comes very easy to her.  She has been to make all sorts of amazing things for my kids and my niece.  A few weeks before we launched the website we went to a handmade craft fair and sold some goods.  It was a blast.

My mom's store is Bethadee Zoo.  When I was a little girl I used to call elephants Bethadee's, no I didn't just call them that I adamantly insisted that they were not elephants and in fact they were bethadee's.   And so that is were the name Bethadee Zoo came from.

Right now the website is just starting out and has a few little things, mainly toddler backpacks (which my munchkins have and they are perfect for those toddler years), a quilt for a little boy, and some totes/purses for mom of course.  In the near future she is planning to have other items.  So you will just have to keep checking it out to see.  Go check out her store envy site!

 Cute purse!
 I Spy boy's Quilt
Ethan and his backpack from his Gamma.  It goes with us everywhere. 

We would love it if you went and check out her website!  Thanks!!