Wednesday, January 6, 2010


2010 has brought much fun and excitement with it...
I would like to introduce Fielder Road Baptist Church's newest staff addition...
Matt Hunter, Senior High Youth Pastor!!!
We are excited to share with you the latest news in our lives. Matt accepted a new job serving at our church here in Arlington, Texas as the new youth pastor. We are very excited about this new opportunity. Matt is so excited to serve in this way and we can't wait to start getting to know kids! Please be praying for Matt as he enters this new role, begins to learn more about student ministry and starts investing in the lives of students. Arlington is a very diverse population with multiple high schools, so Matt has a big role. But, I know that the Lord has brought him to this position for a reason and that is to spread the joy and peace that life in Christ can be to these kids. Praise the Lord for this awesome opportunity!

We had fun ringing in the New Year in Kansas City!

Matt and his brother, Phillip, didn't miss the opportunity to
swim in the freezing weather... they are crazy :)

a freezing 2 degrees when we left KC... we were excited to get back to the warmth of TX

In early December we were blessed to go to Disney World with my cousin, Natasha, and her family. It was so much fun to be in the midst of the magic of Disney with 4 little girls. We have grown a special place in our hearts for these girls, the older three were in our wedding and I have been babysitting all of them since they were itty-bitty babies. Natasha is an amazing mom, and someone I have always looked up too - so it was great to spend a whole week with them! It was a great trip and a good pre-parenting experience for us ;) It has been one of Matt's dreams to go to Disney together, and we loved every minute of it. I think he had just as much fun (if not more) than the girls ;) My personal favorite was the Beauty and the Beast show and Matt's was the excellence of the park... "they really make you believe in magic!" Everything really is amazing there.
Here are the girls...

Elle (5)
Kate (5)

Olivia (4)
Lexie (2)

Us in Minnie's Gazebo

Cinderella's Castle - Disney during the Christmas Season is beautiful and everything is decorated with lights, it was so fun!
The Princesses
Matt was trying to get in on the parade ... he is my "Mr. Incredible" :)
Princess Tiana, from the Princess and the Frog

Natasha and husband Bill with girls
On the tram to the parks

Matt with twins
I couldn't go without a pic of my favorite princess, Belle
All the girls just adore Matt... especially little Olivia. Every morning the girls woke up and colored or wrote "letters", ALL of which were addressed To: Matt "I Love You" :) Here is Olivia all smiles with her buddy Matt and he loves it!

Natasha and Bill, thanks again for taking us along with you. We had an amazingly fun time and fell more in love with your family and your girls!! Love and miss you!


  1. So excited for and proud of Matt!! Love that 2010 will include the Alexander crew. :)

  2. Congratulations - this is awesome news! The youth of Fielder Road will be so blessed by you both! Lauren - we look forward to seeing you on Tuesdays again.