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.