Sunday, April 26, 2009

Christian Heritage Chorale

Here's a picture from last nights performance, we had 4 rehearsals each an hour long in which to put everything together. The songs were: O Sacred Head Now Wounded, Hallelujah from Beethoven's Mount of Olives, Keep Your Lamps, and O God Our Help. See if you can find Jillian and I.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Well,we've really enjoyed day one of the conference, hearing Voddie Baucham being one of the highlights of it all, so far we've listened to him three times and look forward to several mos re tomorrow. Jillian and I have very much enjoyed being in the chorale and having about 150 people to sing with rather than our choir of 10-15 back home. It's amazing having like 50 guys to sing with.

The car ride out here was pretty good, when we weren't watching movies I curled up with my headphones and was pretty much in my own world, maybe not the best family dynamic, but we get along a little better that way.

We also had the chance to meet up with some old friends this afternoon as they took Abba to the airport.

l to r: Colin Pedersen, Jordan Pedersen, Jillian, Kelsey Pedersen, Myself, Caitlin and Hayley.
It's been about 9 years since we last saw them, so it was great to be able to visit a little.
Hope your all doing well, I'll try do more tomorrow but the pictures take a long time to load so we'll see how long my patience lasts.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


So today starts our crazy weekend, I know it's only (Wednesday, but I'm all for long weekends;-))
Basically we have to do our usual town trip, plus a Costco trip, plus packing.
In other words I have a lot to do and not much time to do it in. So I'll see all yal's later!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Homeschool Highschool Banquet

Last night my father took Jillian and I to the High school Banquet, along with Megan and her father, and Hannah and her father. Beforehand Megan, Jillian and I went and got our hair and make-up done together, not something we would normally but for this one special night it was very fun. so here's a few pictures.

Hannah, Megan and Jillian.
The fathers.
The graduating girls.
Me and Jillian.

Me and Rebecca Sullens.
Out on the balcony.

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Father

I've always been rather proud of the fact that we call our father 'Abba' rather than the usual "daddy" or "dad". Mostly just because it was different from what everybody else did, it was our special name for him, anybody could have a daddy but we had our Abba.

Now the name is not what is special so much it is who my father is that I have come to love, respect, admire, cherish, and esteem. He has truly been a wonderful priest, prophet, provider and protector. One of the things I love and respect the most about him is his pursuit of godliness and desire to lead his family in a way that honors our heavenly Father. His diligence in studying the word and seeking to live it out, his love for the church and desire to retake it for Christ. His love for his wife, in how he honors and cherishes her, his example to us of not only what our husbands should be but of our heavenly Father. His constant joy in the Lord, and love of serving others.

When we first moved to Montana going on 8 years ago, he lost his job within a few months of moving here, we had a house we were renting and our house down in California hadn't sold yet. But he trusted the Lord to provide and was my anchor in that time of uncertainty. Since then he has worked many different kinds of jobs in order to provide for his family, at one time doing pizza delivery in the evening and working at a hardware store during the day. He now back to doing what he really enjoys and was trained for, computer tech. And has had the privilege of once again being able to teach occasionally in the church and discuss things with other godly men, something that for the past few years has been extremely difficult to find. Partially because of his bluntness in speaking the truth even when it hurts(him and others).

I love you, Abba!