Monday, November 30, 2009

more to be thankful for...

Towards the end of our trip we were able to see some of our favorite girls! Kate, Olivia, and Elle were flower girls in our wedding... love you girls!!
during the hunter thanksgiving, we celebrated matt, babs, and avery and atley's birthdays... here matt is with his gifts :)
The twins trying to help Uncle Matt open his gifts
Matt's grandma
All the Waeckerle girls at Thanksgiving
my sweet sister, Andrea
We are so thankful for our sweet families and loved being home with them! We are so blessed!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


We are here!! Matt and I arrived in St. Louis on Saturday morning and have been so blessed to spend the whole week with our families. It has been such a blast and so refreshing to be here with everyone we love!! But, the week is going by too fast. Here is what we have been upto so far...

Our sweet nieces, Avery and Atley, and our nephew Canon... And another one on the way!
Matt's brothers and wives - Josh with Atley, Us, Shelly, Canon, Phillip, Julie and Avery

Aunt Julie and Uncle Josh
All bundled up for our walk to Starbucks!

Every year the boys from ZOE challenge the Hunter men for a game of football... this year it poured the whole time and was freezing ... but, it was a HUNTER VICTORY! Wohoo!!

Matt was all geared up in ALL his Seahawk stuff
warmin' up the arm :) ... this is very serious stuff

Phillip, Chris, Dad Hunter, Matt, and Josh
The next day... more FOOTBALL :)
Ethan (my sis's bf ) and Drew, my brother

We are so thankful to be here!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

sweet friends

we have been so blessed to make some sweet friends here in Texas... many of them are seminary students or married to seminary students. we are so blessed to know them and to be blessed by thier friendship! They have made this move a bit easier :)
marissa and michelle at pure bliss
everyone who helped us move-in, thanks again!!
(robby, marissa, alex, and justin)

while the Alexanders were in Africa, the kids and I went to the Ft. Worth Zoo... love these girls

Alex, supporting the Seahawks with Matt :)

cotton, oil diggers, and windmills...

This weekend Matt and I went to Lubbock, Texas. While we were working at K-Kauai this summer Matt had the opportunity to speak during the weekly chapel. He did a great job and many families asked if he would be interested in speaking at their church or youth group. This was one of these great, God-planned speaking opportunities. A youth group was having a D-Now event and asked Matt to be the speaker. It was a great excuse for us to get away for the weekend and a great opportunity for Matt! On the way, we were amazed at all the things we saw on the side of the highway. Most of the time we were literally in the middle of nowhere, but it was fun for us to see things we had never seen before. :) Matt did a fantastic job speaking. The Lord really used him and spoke through him to work in the lives of high school students. He is great at speaking the Word and allowing the Lord to work in their lives. Best quote from the whole weekend to kind of sum up how he did (coming from an 8th grade boy) "Man! You really out did yourself... tonight was WAYYY funnier than last night!!"
D-Now, Lubbock, TX
the cows... we stopped to see them, but they were afraid of us. who knew cows were afraid of random people stopping on the side of the highway??

oil-diggers... for lack of the correct term

matt's favorite, the windmills

we also blew a tire on the way :(

but, dont worry... matt fixed it and we were off again!!

the whole time we were driving, I was dying to pick some cotton... and thanks to our flat tire, I got to pick some!