Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I was just walking by when I saw Corban reading to Kaylie and I had to get a picture.

Dump Truck

The kids have a dump truck that they push eachother around in. They have a ton of fun.

Me and the Babies

Monday, October 22, 2007

My Parents Visit

My parents came to see me on my mom's birthday. They brought me a basket of fresh fruit and we spent the day together. We went down town and walked around down town and took the CTA all around. We went to Ginos for lunch and had really good pizza! Mom got a free cupcake at the Hershy store. Then we took the south-shore home. It was a lot of fun.

The Girls and the Boys

These are just some pics of the kids I took


Then they went to semi-state. They ran their best
and they stood waiting for the results. Only the top 6 teams advance. We all stood around and then they said the seventh teams name and it wan't us the whole PENN crowd screamed. Then they said 6 and 5 and they weren't PENN either. The Boys were 4th over all. THEY ARE GOING TO STATE!!!!!!!


The PENN boys ran in regionals, and they came in 2nd. Then they went to semi-state.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Park

I love the outdoors and so do the kids. There is a park about 2 miles from the house. It is very nice to go there and just be outside while the kids play. They have a lot of fun, as you can see.

The Barn Party

I went home for the weekend and went to a barn party. My brother and sister decorated pumpkins. Rachel's was a cowgirl and Jacob's was a porcupine. They did a great job. I got to see my friend Brittany and we had a great time together. Before the party we passed a field and it was a beautiful picture of green and gold.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

!!!!!Sectional Winners!!!!!

My brothers team won their >-C-C-> sectionals. They did great.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


She is nine. She is a good stu-dent and a very sweet girl. We are also chore buddies. She helps me every morning with the babies and then after breakfast we do all our school work.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

My Brother

My Bro-ther is a runner. When we were both in High-school we were both on the cross country team. Now he is training to get faster and trying his best at his races. Go Anton! "Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get the crown that will last forever."—1Corinthians 9:24-25

Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Funnies

—"I don't like this," said Corban.
"Everyone has to eat it Corban," I said.
"What is it?" said Corban.
"It is hambergur surprise. Now eat up." I said.
"I want hambergers and fries." said Caden
—"Karissa, stop singing that song it is ignoring me."
"It's doing what?"
"It is ignoring me."
"Do you mean 'annoying' you?"
"Yes, please stop."
—" Caden did you just throw that car?"
"No. It was 2 cars, not one."

Friday, October 5, 2007

To Many Kids Books

Once upon a time there was a, fox in sox on knox on box. Chicks with bricks come chicks with blocks come, chicks with bricks and blocks and clocks come. Hop Hop we like to hop, we like to hop on top of pop. Stop you must not hop on pop. The little mermaid wanted to live with the humans and hoped to fall in love with the prince. The 7 little men wondered who cleaned the house. AaA what begins with A aunt Annie's alligator AaA. The tiger was waiting in the bushes for the man cub. Then the king of pride rock had a son. I Love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my baby you'll be. Then and angle appeared to Mary and told her she would have a son. Then Aladdin rubbed the lamp and a Genie appeared. You have three wishes. There were 99 Dalmatians in the room, what was she going to do with them all. I meant what I said and I said what I meant an elephants faithful one-hundred percent. The slipper fits. Then her father turned her back into to a human. My brothers read a little bit. Little words like if and it.—hey look it is 7:00, time for bed— And they all lived happily ever after.

I need some new books. Time for a trip to the library.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Most Important Question

I had the most fulfilling talk this evening. Corban came to me crying because he was afraid to go to sleep. I took him into his room and we talked about his fear. I told him he had nothing to be afraid of and that we could pray about his fears and ask God to take them away. He said but on Easter Jesus died so he wouldn't be able to hear him. So I got a chance to explain to him that yes Jesus died to pay for his people's sins but the story didn't end in his death he rose again and went up to heaven and he is there still and he can hear us anytime we pray. That talk reminded me that is the reason I am here. I didn't come here just to get the experience but to pour myself into these kids' lives and to show them a little of what Jesus would look like and maybe plant the seed that will someday lead to the most important decision of their lives, their response to the call of God. And I can think of nothing better than that, to call success

Military Friends

I have a bunch of friends in the military and I would ask that you pray for them just like me. There names are: Nathanael, JT, Nick, Tim, Brent, Steven, Jake, and Alex. Here are pics of just a few of them. Steven(my cousin) is currently in Iraq, he should come back by the first week in November. JT and Nick are almot done with the basic training in the Marines, they will be home for a week starting on the 13th of October . Brent is currently at Navy bootcamp, and seems to be doing well. Nathanael just finished basic and is off to specialty training, his first break is over Christmas and he is very excited about seeing his family. All of the guys seem to be very excited about coming home to see their familys whenever that my be.

Field Trip

We went to the Shed Aquarium on a free day and had a great time. The dolphins were wonderful. The coral is amazing. Isn't it cool that God created something so amazing under water before people could even see it. That just shows us that his creation just displays his glory constantly.

The Kids

These are the kids I am living with. One is missing from the pic. The little ones keep me on my toes and Karissa is a good student. I am doing fine here and loving almost every minute.


I heard once that loneliness is God calling to your heart and telling you to turn to him.