Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Just want to say Merry Christmas to everyone. Had a good day. We did Christmas yesterday and today with Dan's Family and then drove home from MI to open our gifts here tonight. It was so fun watching Jaren open his gifts.

Happy Birthday JESUS!

Friday, December 17, 2010

One Sick little Boy

Well this has been one incredibly long week. Monday Jaren started running a fever of 102.5 and with meds and all it was not coming down. Monday night it went up to 103.6 and the next morning, despite the snow on the roads we slowly went to the dr. He didn't find a certain thing wrong with him so we came home.
Tuesday night I did not get to bed for the 1st time till 6am. Jaren was up most of the time. Dan went on to school that morning but I called him around 10am to have him come home so we could take Jaren in again. The Dr. office wanted us to go to the hospital because Jaren would need treatments that the Dr. office couldn't give him. SO we spent several hours there. He was diagnosed with severe Croup and we were sent home with Steroids and Breathing treatments.
He is doing better but when we went back to the Dr. today they gave him more steroids to make sure the swelling stays down around his voice box. Croup is the baby's form of Laryngitis. He seems to be on the mend but this Mommy will be glad when it is over.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Uncle Ken and Aunt Susan

"Trying" out for the Christmas Program I Guess

King of the Mountain?

Ready to "Bake"

With the Thompson's during our revival

Riding on Daddy's shoulders

Thanksgiving Dinner

WILD bath time

Playing the Piano- One of his favorites

Playing out in the snow

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I know that Winter has not officially begun but we have had snow since Wednesday morning and it is snowing right now. Jaren really doesn't know what to think of the cold, wet stuff on the ground. He is liking it more now. The first day we went out and he was kinda scared. Maybe just because it was different.

The odds to having the cold means Jaren doesn't get to go out much. He loves the outdoors and he cries at the door wondering why he can't go out. So I guess we have to settle going to the Mall more and letting him walk around with his harness on.

Tonight I he got on the Piano Bench and was flipping thru pages of my songs and then he would play a little and then turn to another page and play some more. I got some pics of him doing that. Now I need to get them all downloaded.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Just want to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! So Thankful for God's blessings, Family, Friends and many other things.

May you all have a blessed day!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jaren's Accident

What a Day! I was in the kitchen this afternoon and Jaren was headed for hte living room. He tripped or something and fell. I went to make sure he was alright. NO! I found him unresponsive, not breathing, eyes rolled and glazed. I started screaming "Breathe!" and yelling for Dan to call 911. I started shaking him and and went outside into cool air. By the time Dan got a hold of 911 I had Jaren Breathing a little and whimpering. We decided to take him in our car to the hospital. They did a CT Scan and everything checked out okay. Where he hit is right by his temple so Dr. said with it being a sensitive area that is probably why he got knocked out. So today we are Thanking the Lord for our little boy. HE is absolutely fine today. He has been running around as normal. His newest attempt, after getting home from the hospital, is trying to climb on the table. When things like this happen it makes you realize just how much you appreciate your family.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Gina's Accident in the Kitchen

Had quite the eventful day yesterday. Was cooking lunch and was frying potato cakes. One of them slipped off my hand and dropped into the HOT oil. Resulting a rushed trip to Urgent Care. The Dr. said I have at least 10 2nd degree burns from my wrist to close to my elbow. SO now I have 3 weeks till it will heal and in the mean time very little use of my right arm. My Grandma is coming tomorrow to help for a few days.

Here are a few pics from it all.

Pic of the whole area burned

Close Up of a couple of the burns

Wrapped up

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pics update

We have been pretty busy recently. I am almost done with Canning. I have a 19pound Pumpkin that I need to cook and then can. Hoping for 12 pints at least. That is what I got last year from a one about the same size.
Jaren of course has been keeping us busy. It seems every day he is into something else. He loves to stand on top of his truck but usually gets off before I cam snap a picture.
Dan is teaching 2 days a at the Pleasant Hills Allegheny Christian school. He is enjoying it. His main thing he works with is the High School Math and English, but he also helps with P.E.
Riding the Dino with Daddy at the park.

Eating his spaghetti

In the tunnel at the park

"Here I come"

All Dressed up

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cousins Pics

Jay- 7 yrs old- Glenn and Jeanette's oldest

Siblings from the start, Friends in the heart

Lauren- 4 yrs old Glenn and Jeanette's Youngest

Jaren 15 1/2 months

The three cousins- They had so much fun playing together during this time.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pics update

Before the hair cut

After the cut- Short Summer Cut

In the tub

Out of the tub- endless cycle

Sporting his new bucket hat from the Dollar Tree!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Tomorrow Starts a new phase in the life of my Sis-in-law, Sharon Hellmann. She is moving to Haiti to work at a Childrens Home. We are Excited for her, yet we are going to miss having her just a phone call away. She has had this calling upon her life since a child. Please Pray with us that God will bless her ministry and those she comes in contact with. Also that God will keep His hand of protection on her.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Just want to say Happy Father's Day to My Dad- For all the times you have been there for us- Thank you!
To Jaren's Daddy- Dan you are a wonderful Dad to Jaren. We love you lots!
TO Dan's Dad- We both thank you for all you do!
We love all of you and hope your day is wonderful!
Dan wanted Enchiladas so that is on the Menu for Lunch tomorrow.


Just wanted to Give a quick update on the happenings in our lives.
The end of May we headed out on Vacation to Florida, Georgia and Indiana and all the states in between Hoping to get a slideshow up soon of those pics. In Georgia we spent some time with Dan's Sister and Brother, as Sharon is moving to Haiti fulltime next week. It was so good to be together. All we were missing was Tim's Wife and baby, Sarah and Noah.

Then this past week we were privileged to once again be team leaders at our Youth Camp in Greenfield, IN. This is always a very tiring but rewarding time. The theme this year was- Dream Big with God! Studying the life of Joseph. Our team came in 2nd this year. the 2 teens we took with us got Boy and Girl Camper of the year. That means they were all around helpful, and tried their best at everything.

We will now be home for a little while before the next camp starts for us.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Just a quick note to say Happy Mothers day to My Wonderful mother and friend. Also wishing Dan's Mom happy Mothers day too. Thank you both for your love and care.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jaren's 1st trip to the ER

Well spent a few hours in the ER last night with Jaren. He woke up about 4:30 screaming in pain. I rushed in and when I picked him up I knew he was burning up. Temp of 104.5. He was kind of limp and not breathing right. Called Dr. and took him in. Diagnosis- Ear infection. By the time we left the hospital it was down to 101.5. We are thanking God that at this point it's only an ear infection.

Sorry we didn't take the camera. When you are frantically racing around that is the last thing you think of. He seems to be doing ok now. I have to go get antibiotics today.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter Pictures

Easter Pic

Trying to get a picture of all the kids at Church on Easter Sunday.
Tyler -6, DJ-4, Sheyanne-14months & Jaren- 11 months