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Levi and Victoria’s Wedding!

On August 11th, 2018, Levi got married to Victoria Rast from Kindersley! Every family member from both sides was involved with some aspect of the wedding, so there was quite a big wedding party!



The ceremony!



Jesse reading Scripture.



Some of our family playing music for one of the hymns.



The Dads praying for Levi and Victoria.



Both families!



Our family.















God bless you Levi and Victoria.

Proverbs 18:22- Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.



Micah’s Grad!

June 28th, 2018 we had a houseful of guests for Micah’s Grade 12 Graduation!


Josh, Shaylyn and Joanna were the greeters and guest book attendants.


Heidi played beautiful harp music while guests arrived.


Siblings and parents shared scriptures and highlights from Micah’s life.


The Micah song!


Slide show of Micah’s life.


Micah’s friend Tim from Manitoba shared encouraging words.

Our family sang “#606”, Praise God.


Micah gave a short thank you speech. Followed by food!!!


Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1: 1 & 2

Micah we love you and are thankful for your godly character and faithfulness! God bless you in the years ahead!

Hundreds of Fur Balls

Last Thursday we suddenly found out that our baby chicks would be arriving a week early. We scrambled to get ready, and on Friday Jesse went and picked up hundreds of cute little  fur balls.

Praying, or…sleeping?


“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” Psalm 91:4

Engaged on Victoria Day!

Levi decided that he wanted every day to be Victoria Day so he made a big plan. Victoria was over for the weekend but he made arrangements with her parents to ask her to head home early yesterday afternoon. As soon as she was out the door, he got ready and followed her back to Kindersley. Meanwhile as soon as she got home, her sister got her to go up on a hill for some pictures for her work. Levi walked up the hill and surprised her!

Victoria was totally surprised to see Levi!!


With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;”

Ephesians 4:2


Richmond, BC

On Tuesday, March 20, Mom and I arrived in Vancouver from Nashville, meeting up with Dad and Andrew who came from home. We were there to visit relatives.

The wharf at Steveston on the ocean.


We watched this huge ocean liner come by. It was probably filled with vehicles.


One of the days we were in Richmond, we tried geo-caching. We looked for several but only found one.


We were planning on going skiing one day, but unfortunately, the weather forecast wasn’t good, so Mom and her sister planned that Andrew and I with our cousins would have a little competition making tourism videos for Richmond:) We visited lots of different sites to film, one of them being the Richmond Olympic Oval.


There was a sledge hockey game going on while we were there. The oval was converted after the Olympics, so now it includes two full sheets of ice amidst many other things.


We also visited the London Heritage Farm.


One of the nice things about making these little films, is that we could go to some fun tourist attractions. We tried 10 pin bowling.


We also got to go try some go-carts! We had to put these masks on before putting on helmets:)


On the weekend, we drove to Abbotsford to volunteer at a Gleaners operation. The Gleaners have a number of sites in Canada where they process donated fruit and vegetables to send out to relief organizations. We appreciated their overt Christian testimony. Mom and I are cutting up apples which are to be dried.


Scraping dehydrated apples off pans.


They had a soup line where we poured a scoop of dried vegetables into a pail and quickly passed it along to the next person for another kind of vegetables. These pails went around a u-shaped assembly line and then got poured into bags and sealed. The two days we were there we helped pack approximately 350,000 servings of soup.


Dad packing soup bags into boxes to be shipped.


While we were in  Abbotsford we went to a Fun Park where they had all sorts of activities. We were driving remote control boats in this picture.


Dad and Andrew go-carting. Yes, even Dad went this time:)


We also tried some bumper cars which were a lot of fun!


The fisherman memorial at Steveston.

On Tuesday we drove back to Richmond and flew home late at night. We had a really good time, and thank the Lord for providing safety in all the travels.

The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121:8