2013 in Review

An entire year has come and gone and with it many exciting things for our family.


  • Traveled to Thailand and Laos
  • Served as Interim Student Pastor at RBC
  • Led a Spring Break Mission Trip to Chicago
  • Attended a Catalyst Conference in Dallas, TX
  • Graduated from Missouri State
  • Transitioned into Missions & Evangelism Pastor/Young Adults Pastor at RBC
  • Ran the Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis
  • Turned 32
  • Traveled to Nicaragua
  • Became an Uncle to Hope Margaret


  • Turned 28
  • Finished her 4th year of coaching at Central
  • Wrote numerous articles for RBC and School to the Nations
  • Helped begin a Special Needs ministry for children at RBC
  • Began coaching the 6th Grade Missouri Valley Magic AAU Team and finished 4th in the Nation
  • Went to Memphis on a Student Mission Trip
  • Began her 4th pregnancy (Baby due May 22nd, 2014)
  • Started Homeschooling
  • Cheered on James as he trained for and ran the Twin Cities Marathon
  • Became and Aunt to Hope Margaret


  • Continued in Ballet
  • Enjoyed Ridgekids Preschool
  • Went to Seussical the Musical Jr. with Grammie
  • Asked Jesus in her HEART!!!
  • Spent lots of time at Grandmo and Papa’s House
  • Enjoyed MANY play dates with friends
  • Attended Grammie Camp
  • Started Pre-K Homeschool and Classical Conversations
  • Learned to Read
  • Went to the Beach
  • Attended the Nutcracker at Springfield Little Theater
  • Turned 5 and had a Butterfly Birthday Party


  • Learned about a million new words (thanks to a talkative big sister!)
  • Learned to skip…kind of
  • Enjoyed lots of time at Grandmo and Papa’s House
  • Went to Seussical the Musical Jr. with Grammie
  • Turned 3 and had a Duck Party
  • Worked on her numbers and letters
  • Found joy in just about EVERYTHING
  • Attended the Nutcracker Ballet for the first time at Springfield Little Theater with Grammie
  • Ate lots of Eggs and Mac & Cheese
  • Prepared to be a big sister

As a Family: 

  • Traveled to Virginia on a Basketball Vacation (AAU National Tournament)
  • Went to the Lake with friends
  • Spent a week at Windermere with the RBC Student at Camp
  • James and Abi celebrated 6 years of marriage
  • Spent a week in Florida on the beach
  • Started sponsoring Diba from Bangladesh with Compassion International
  • Went to Madison and Minneapolis for James’ marathon
  • Spent lots of time with family!


From our family to yours, Happy New Year! May 2014 be a year of peace, adventure, and hope for your family.


2 thoughts on “2013 in Review

  1. I love this list; evidence of a family that listens to God’s Word, does His work, & walks in His ways. And I love being a part of your lives!

  2. What a wonderful, busy year for a wonderfully busy family. You four light up my life in person, on Facebook and just thinking about you! I’m so proud to be your………..

    Grandma Pat

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