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Thursday, February 19, 2015

LifeSong February

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"When I graduated, I decided to donate a year to Plan Escalon in order to continue helping. And this experience [of giving back] has impacted my life a lot. " -- Nester, Honduras Graduate & Volunteer

Nester is just one of hundreds of students who have been given the opportunity to obtain an education at the Plan Escalon School in Honduras. An education that serves as a springboard, launching them into a hopeful future where cycles of poverty can be overcome and generations can be changed and empowered.

As Nester mentioned, for many there is little chance to obtain an education and direction for the future. Through their schooling and exposure to the Gospel of Christ at Plan Escalon, students like Nester have "caught the vision." The vision of finding needs, meeting needs and changing a nation.

Over 30% of each graduating class have caught this vision and desired to donate a year after they graduate to the Life in Action program, paying it forward to vulnerable children with few educational opportunities.

Would you join us in prayer for our students? Not only at Plan Escalon, but the young children who are being ministered to by our Plan Escalon students and graduates. Pray for God's love to be sown into the hearts of hurting souls and futures could be empowered and changed for good.

Honduras Life in Action-01 college x

Friday, February 6, 2015

Christmas Eve and Morning

On Christmas Eve, Luke had some studying to finish up, so I took the kids to see Santa. They looked absolutely adorable and loved Santa (except Sam, of course). Tootie and Booger gave the man in the red suit their last minute lists.

We enjoyed a Christmas Eve service at Megan and Brett's church, and then we headed to Nannie's. Luke was presented with the carving tool...he has finally made it into the family :) Our family invented the photobomber!

We had a very special visitor!

I love this picture of Kate whispering to Luke.

All the great grandkids.

Nannie even got a visit.

P showing PawPaw his Thor.

Teache Megan explaining the rules to the video swap.

Yay-a picture of all 5 of us looking at the camera!

All the girlies ready for sugar plums!

And the boys being equally as sweet.

Christmas morning was awesome. Kate asked for an unfinished dollhouse so she could design it. The elves made an incredible house!!

P woke up first, of course, and K was not happy to be woken up!

Pickle was just happy with a chocolate Santa.

Tootie also got some big girl books to read.

Booger asked for a Ken doll and a dragon.

K got a baby sling that is the cutest thing ever.

He was so surprised with his new bike!

And little bit finally has something to ride when we play with the neighbors in the street!

P picked out these awesome swim trunks for Luke.

And I got a compost bin!!

We finished up our Advent wreath. We made them as a church family the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We loved adding this to our family traditions this year.

Three happy kiddos!

We packed up and headed to my parents for another round of presents and food!

Blake wasnt with us this year so we had to make do for our annual sibling stair picture.

P was so happy to eat with the teenagers outside.

Our Texas cousins came in town and we got to celebrate with them twice!

Thursday, February 5, 2015


More Christmas Fun! We love Breakfast with Santa with our friends at a local church!

Papa Q and Ninabelle came to see our Christmas decorations!

Kate had her Christmas ballet class where the parents get to watch! I love seeing what she is learning. Upon arriving at class, she was MORTIFIED that she had one shoe elastic and one ribbon (the elastic had broken the week before and I didnt know). She was so worried someone was going to notice! I hated to tell her no one was looking at her shoes :)

Christmas goodies baking! We love to make cookies and daddy's favorite candies!

Going to see Christmas lights

Christmas in Tupelo at Ninabelle's

Kingsley Christmas at Aunt Hilda's

Sunday before church

Christmas with PopPop and Grammy

KK's Gingerbread Party