Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!

Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. The redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Galatians 4:2-7

The verses above speak of being children of God. During this Christmas season, please take a moment and ask yourself if you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If you do, then remember that you are a son and that the relationship that you have can be as close as a son and his father. If you do not know that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior than I would ask you to think about these few short things...

1. God loves You. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotton son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life."
2. All Men Are Sinners. Romans 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
3. Sin Must Be Payed For. Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
4. Christ Paid For Our Sin When He Died On The Cross. Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were sinners, Christ died for us.
5. We Must Personally Pray and Receive Christ As Our Savior. Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
If you have any questions, please leave a comment and a way to contact you and we would be glad to help. The Burkholders are wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!! May the Lord bless you as you serve Him.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Great Snow Storm!!!!

The Great Snow of 2008!!!! Starting Wednesday, December 17th at about 7:30 am the snow came. In a few words it has not stopped snowing since. Here are a few pictures of the "fun" we have been having. This is our car having already been cleaned off once.

Close up of the car.

These are the trees next to the church building.
The church parking lot. This was before the parking lot was plowed. Jake could not get the car out of the parking lot until Friday evening when the plow came. He has to walk to Market Street on Thursday morning to catch a ride with Larry and then to Euclid Street on Friday. Our street (Regal) just got plowed today, December 23, 2008.

The view of our back porch looking from the cars.

Lindsey all dressed up to go out in the snow for the first time.

Jake and Lindsey in the snow.

Me and Lindsey in the snow.

Papa and Lindsey in the snow.
Lindsey making her first snow angel. She really did not know what to think of the snow. She just kept looking around at all the white stuff. We were only out for a few minutes. Well, we are still having to shovel every day and the snow is for casted to come every day this week. Needless to say we will be having a "White Christmas". Thanks for stopping by and we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May the Lord bless you all as you serve Him.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Long Time No Post!!!

Things have been very busy around here. Everything from Youth Night, Fine Arts Competition and many other church activities. I am still waiting on some of those pictures but if you read on you will see a lot of what Lindsey has been doing. We have an appointment for 6 month pictures next week so we will be able to post them soon. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Lindsey Is Ready For the Snow!!!!!!

Here is Lindsey all bundled up and ready for the snow and cold. We do have cold weather but no snow. We are supposed to get snow this weekend starting Friday. We will take pictures of Lindsey's snow.

Happy Thanksgiving LaLaLa!!!!

Here Lindsey and I are planning our "Black Friday" Shopping. We are reading the Toys R Us ad so that we could tell PaPa what we wanted. Papa and Aunt Bug (that's my sister and it a long story why that's what we call her) made it to Babies R Us and Shopko (low end Target) at 5:00 am while Nana and Lindsey and I went a little later in the morning. We still got all the deals that we needed. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. We spent the day at my Mom and Dad's house with my sister and her husband. My mom bought Lindsey this bib for her Thanksgiving cereal. She loved it.

Lindsey and Her Monkey!!!!

Bro. Rick and Ms. Debbie Donley and their youngest son Stephen brought Lindsey this monkey when we were in hospital. It has fast become on of her favorite toys. The monkey has long skinny arms and so my Mom decided to tie it to the jungle gym toy at her house. The monkey has a "Binky" at the end of one of her arms and Lindsey got "confused" and had the monkey's " "Binky" in her mouth. It was so cute to watch Lindsey get the "Binky" in her mouth and they watch her face as she must have been thinking..."this is not like my "Binky"."

Mom and Lindsey!!!!

You probably all know but I have learned that the Mom is almost always the one taking the pictures. So there are not very many of Lindsey and me. My mom took these on a Sunday night after church. My friend Theresa made her bow so if you would like to get one just let me know and I will send you a link to her website. I don't know it off the top of my head or I would post it here.

Lindsey Eating Cereal!!!!

Lindsey has been eating cereal for about two months now. These pictures are from Thanksgiving and my mom is feeding her. She just loves her cereal and we are about to add veggies soon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Simple Woman's Day Book!!!

Outside my window...It is cold but no snow. I can't wait.
I am thinking...that there is so much to do for "Youth Night". I will be adding a link so that you can all watch this Sunday.
I am thankful for...a church where we can be encourage by God's Word.
From the kitchen...cake. Chicken sandwiches for lunch and warm chili for dinner.
I am creating...the "Youth Night" bulletin.
I am going...Piano lessons, Music Meeting, Game Night. So many things to do, so little time.
I am reading...Discipleship Notebook.
I am hoping...To get everything done for the Holiday and then to put up the Christmas tree.
I am hearing...the music on my blog.
One of my favorite things...Peppermint Ice Cream.
A few plans for the rest of the week..."Youth Night", Game night with the Young Couples.

Picture of the week...
Lindsey is growing and doing so well. She is such a good baby. Today is her "Happy 5 Month Birthday". As you can see we are already for the snow. So...Let It Snow, Let It Snow. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by to check in with our family.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lindsey's New Toy!!!!!

This is Lindsey's newest toy. Her Oldamore found it at a yard sale and her Nana financed the purchase of the new toy. The first time we put her in it she was not to sure about it. She has warmed up to it very nicely and loves to learn all the new things to do on it.

Lindsey's Friend's From Church

Here are a few pictures of Lindsey's friends from church...This is Autumn. She is two years old and just loves Lindsey. When they had to leave she was cry and calling Lindsey's name. She is so cute.
This is Mrs. Cunning. The Cunnings are one of our most faithful families and Mrs. Cunning suffers from MS. She is in a lot of pain all of the time and this was the first time she was able to be in church for the first time in several months.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day!!!

Lindsey says...Thank you to all of those who have and are serving our country. Thank you for passing on to me a nation that is free. May God bless the USA.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Simple Womans Day Book!!!

Outside my was rain and clouds. Winter is fast approaching and we can't wait for snow.

I Am Thinking...that one week from today my baby girl will be 5 months old. My how time flies.

I Am Thankful For...A God who is in control. This is going to be my one rant about the elections. I have had a very hard time. I mourn for a nation who was founded on the Word of God and then to see those founding principles just thrown away breaks my heart. I know that this has been happening for a long time and that the answer to our moral problems does not come from the White House or Congress. May God show His mercy upon us and may we as Bible believing, Born Again people stand strong as a remnant for God's glory. May we witness, love and teach people the things that we have been taught.

2Ti 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

2Ti 1:12 "For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day."

2Ti 2:1-2 "Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also."

I told you I was going to rant.

From The Kitchen...The dishes are done and cookies are made. :)

I Am Creating...I am not really in a creative mood right now.

I Am answer phones at the school office tomorrow.

I Am Reading...Blogs and News Websites.

I Am Hoping...That God will help me to teach Lindsey the right things.

I Am Hearing...Quiet. We have had a few disturbances in our neighborhood and I am glad that all is quiet right now.

One of my favorite things...Watching my Mom and Dad with Lindsey.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...dinner with friends and family, rest and continued organization.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Simple Woman's Day Book!!!

I am sorry that I missed last week. I am really going to try and keep this up. So here goes...
Outside My Window... I am not actually looking our "my" window today. We are in MO visiting Jake's family. Out the window is a large field. The "boys" aka...Jake and Sam and Eli are chasing a particular groundhog that has been causing trouble since we got here.

I Am Thinking... I need to repack the suitcases and get ready for the day. Also I am thinking that it has been to visit family and friends but I miss my bed.

I Am Thankful for... a baby girl who has traveled so well. She is a precious gift from God.

From The Kitchen... again I am not in my own kitchen but the dishes are drying and everything is quite for now. Soon things will be buzzing for lunch.

I Am Creating... today not much. When I get home I will begin on coming up with ideas for Christmas.

I Am Going... probably to visit some more family and friends. Tomorrow on to Kansas City and then home on Wednesday.

I Am Reading... Good House Keeping and Baby Wise.

I Am Hoping... that all my piano students remembered that there are no lessons this week on Monday or Tuesday.

I Am Hearing... the barroom, barroom of the 4 wheeler. That means that the boys are having fun.

One Of My Favorite Things... laughing with family and friends

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... flying home, planning youth night and getting ready for youth night.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Family Pictures 2008!!!

OK, so we all got together to take a family picture for my mom's Christmas card. The funniest thing is that we ended up buying more pictures of Lindsey than we did of the family. As you will see in the pictures below we could not resist buying the pictures. Thanks for checking in with us. We are going to MO tomorrow and I should have cute pictures for the blog. The Boyles, Lampheres and Burkholders all together for a family picture.
Pretty, pretty princess on a fluffy white cloud.

I'm so cute and I know it already.

Lindsey Renee Burkholder, 4 months old.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I've Been Tagged!!!!

Ok, I am sorry that this has taken me so long. We just finished are 2008 Ladies Retreat and it was such a blessing. Lindsey and I have just has to recover. On Monday we went to the doctor. Lindsey weighs 13.7 pounds and is 25 inches long. We had a few more shots and she did really good. I was able to make about a two hour trip to see my good friend, Alicia. That was fun even though we got back home really late. Ok, here goes...Seven random things about my self.
1. I was born in Okinawa, Japan on November 1, 1976. A little fact about my birthday that I did not even know when I was growing up is that Mrs. Caroline Roberson's birthday was also November 1st.
2. In the one and only Fine Arts Competition that I competed in I won 5th place in Piano Solo.
3. Until I was in 10th grade. I had only been as far east as Coeur d' Alene, ID.
4. My good friend in Tennessee taught me how to make purses out of place mats.
5. I had to opportunity to spend one of my go-home weekends in college with Bro. Steve and Mrs. Judy Robertson in North Carolina. We went to a Wake Forest Basketball game, shopping at the mall and out to eat at a Mexican restaurant, watched Anne of Green Gables and went to Basketball practice.
6. I have only lived in four places, Okinawa, Japan, Spokane, Wa, Powell, Tn, and Lancaster, Ca.
7. My family comes from a small town in Ireland named (of all things) Boyle, Ireland.
Well, I hope that you enjoyed those fun facts...I tag...
1. Jackie
2. Belinda
3. Cyndi
4. Amy K.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Win A Free Quilt!!!!

Check out this This nice lady is giving away a beautiful quilt that she designed and made herself. I don't know that I will win but it would be a fun surprise after the ladies retreat. Have a great day!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook!!!

I have seen this on a few other blogs and thought it would be a good way for me to write my thoughts...I like the little promps. Outside my window...the sky is partly sunny and school is in session. I have only missed school once and that was the beginning when everyone was getting their classrooms ready. Then I look over to the swing and Lindsey is sleeping peacefully and I don't miss my classroom any more.

I am thinking...there is so much to do this week. We are having our ladies retreat at the end of the week and I have to finish putting the book together and get all the door prizes ready and pack for Lindsey and me.

I am thankful for...what the Lord has done in my life. From my Christian heritage to the gift of a Godly man in my life to the newest gift that God has given me...Lindsey.

From the kitchen...the dishes are calling, brownies have been made and sewing needs to be done.

I am creating...the ladies retreat book, door prize packages and many other projects.

I am piano lessons, music practice and home to get lots done.

I am reading...I just finished a fun fiction book about two friends and their trip to Finland, "Let's Make a Memory" - lots of good ideas of things to do with your children, my decipleship notebook for Saturday mornings.

I am hoping...that my mom and dad have a safe trip home from Canada.

I am hearing...the news, and the click, click of the swing.

One of my favorite things...when the phone rings and it is my husband saying he is on his way home from work.

A few plans for the rest of the week...piano lessons, the ladies retreat. Lots of other things that will help with the Ladies retreat.

I hope that you enjoy my thoughts and hopefully they will encourage you all. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fun Times With Old Friends!!!

On Tuesday we were able to spend the evening out to dinner with my good friends, Ron and Jeannie Goodman. They are missionaries to Mexico and the last time they were home I was not even dating anyone. Ha Ha!! So we took a little bit of time for Jake to meet them and for them to get to know Jake. How time flies when you try to cram a lifetime of memories into one dinner. Ron's sister Jackie and her husband Monty, Ron's Mom, Sharon Goodman and my parents were also able to join us. Jackie and Monty live here in Spokane and Mrs. Sharon Goodman is getting ready to go to Malawi, Africa to work with a Missionary there that has a children's home for orphans. You can see a blog for their ministry on the blog list to the side of my blog. Anyway, we had a great time catching up and getting to know each other.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pastor's College 2008 and Happy Anniversary Faith Baptist Church!!

This post is actually four posts in one. We were able to have Pastor and Mrs. Sexton here for the Regional Pastor's College and then Pastor Sexton was able to stay over for the 27th Faith Baptist Church Anniversary. Read on to see all the fun that we were able to have. Thanks for checking in with our family and have a great day!!!

Saturday Day-trip To Lota-Wata Bible Camp!!

On Saturday we all got up early and drove to the camp. We were able to show Pastor and Mrs. Sexton some of the beautiful country between Spokane, WA and Noxin, MT. We had breakfast at McDonald's and had a wonderful steak lunch provided by Bill and Deb Jensen. We were able to show Pastor and Mrs. Sexton all of the camp property. They were very excited to see what the Lord is doing with this property. Pastor Sexton and Dad on the banks of the Clark Fork River. The camp property boarders this river.
Mrs. Sexton spending some quality time with Lindsey.
Jake and I with Pastor and Mrs. Sexton and Uncle E and Aunt Bug.
This is Mom and Dad, Pastor and Mrs. Sexton, and Bill and Deb Jensen. Bill and Deb Jensen are the people that the Lord is using to make Lota-Wata Bible Camp a reality. We are so excited that we were able to show the property to the Sextons.

Sunday Night Fun!!!

Sunday night was a great end to a wonderful weekend. We had one to baptize so my dad asked the guys quartet to sing while they got ready. They sang the song "Goodbye, World Goodbye". Pastor just loved them.
When they were done singing, Pastor Sexton wanted to get his picture taken with the group and had their piano player to come up with them to be in the picture. He said to remember they couldn't do what they did with out the pianist. Go, Beka!!
After the baptism, dad needed to get back to the auditorium and was going to have the congregation sing a song. Instead, Pastor Sexton wanted to sing a few songs. This has always been one of my favorite memories from college. It was great.
At the very end of the service, Jake and I brought Lindsey forward to have our family dedicated to the Lord. It was such a sweet time and we were honored to have Pastor Sexton pray the dedication prayer.
I just thought this was a great picture of Pastor and my Dad. What sweet friends. I am so thankful for the friendship of Pastor and Mrs. Sexton to our family.

All of Lindsey's Visitors

By the end of church Sunday night, we were all very tired but took the time to make a few memories by taking a few pictures. I hope that you enjoy them. Four Generations: My MorMor (Lindsey's Oldemor), My Dad (Lindsey's PaPa), Me (Lindsey's Mom) and Lindsey the Princess.
Pastor Sexton and Lindsey. We did not get a picture of it but Lindsey wore her Crown College T-Shirt that we bought her at the Youth Congress.
Pastor and Mrs. Sexton with Lindsey.
The Burkholders with Pastor and Mrs. Sexton.
My Family with Pastor and Mrs. Sexton.
The Burkholders with Oldemor.
Lindsey and me with Mrs. Sexton. We had such a great weekend. The Pastor's College was great and many Pastors were encouraged. We were able to spend some time with Mrs. Sexton shopping and having lunch with Mrs. Dion and her daughter Julie. Lindsey was so tired and it has taken us a few days to recover. Thank you for stopping by and checking in with our family.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Fall!!!!

Just a little note to say "Happy Fall". This is one of my favorite times of year. We had a great weekend and I will post more pictures and stories later. We had so much fun!! Have a great day and thanks for checking in with us.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

First Family Pictures With Lindsey!!!!

I thought you all would like to see our new family pictures. It was so fun to have them done and Lindsey did just great. I can't wait to the next mile stone so we can have them taken again. So long for now. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.