Youth Camp-Out


I love these people! Youth camp-out was a success I’d say. The weather was perfect…warm sunshine during the day with chilly nights that made you want to pull in a little closer to the fire. Lots of great memories were made and marshmallows were roasted.

I may not be the most observant person I’ve ever met but I loved watching these young people and the different gifting that each one has. I can’t wait to see what God is gonna do with this beautiful group of people. You’ve got the servant-that is found quietly picking up trash or bringing someone coffee, then there’s the conversationalist-that is constantly starting great discussions with a small group around them that everyone wants to be apart of, the listener-simply being a sounding board for those around them, the cheerful one-making everyone’s day, the giggly one-who’s laughter is contagious, the musical ones-who play guitar and mandolin getting the crowd singing, the observant one-who notices when someone needs a hug, the thankful ones and the list goes on and on….each one is gifted differently and that is why we need each other.

A weekend like this is only a success if everyone gives of their talents, gives a little of themselves, gets a little vulnerable and opens up. I’m so thankful that we have such a great group of young people that give 100%. I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend together! But oh, I ate way too many cookies! Haha

Here are a few snapshots of our time. 


This dear lady pulled more than her share of the load….let’s just say that she is amazing!


Football can get intense with this many guys.


Two of our chefs!


…and another great cook! =) She makes the best granola, just saying!


Morning faces with that first mug of coffee.

I was so thankful for this pop-up on the chilly nights…thanks to a great friend for letting us borrow it!


No one was exempt from clean-up duty.


Leonard kept these pots full of fresh coffee all the day long. We went through pounds of it!


While his wife kept everyone full and happy…they make a great team!


This guy….be still my beating heart.


There was no lack in cute babysitters all weekend long! =)


Yogurt parfaits…one of my favorite things in life!


Saturday evening Daniel Esh came and shared on the Kingdom of God. It was really good but I ended up in the pop-up with Olivia during most of it. She did super well the entire weekend but of course there were times when she just needed some quiet.


Sunday morning we had a time of worship and then Lester led in a study of the book of Esther. It was an open discussion and very interesting to learn some history that I hadn’t known before.


And that’s a wrap!

Life is best when shared with friends…lets have a repeat of this event again next year.

Olivia Brooke Wollman

I am in love with these pictures that my friend Sheryl Wollman took of my beautiful princess. Check out her Facebook page at: Three Winks Photography! She does an excellent job. I can’t wait to hang these on my wall.

My only regret is that my little man child had his own opinion that day and refused to pose for a single picture…it was nap time so instead he was sent to bed. =) 

Thanks again Sheryl! I will treasure these for a lifetime.


Wollman Family Camping!


The growing family! Three days filled with so many wonderful times. So wonderful in fact, that I totally forgot about my camera most of those days. From volleyball to Barbecued Ribs, to kayaking, and late-night campfire talks, we made memories that will last for a lifetime! Family is the best. And I love that I get to be married into such a fun, crazy, adventurous, large family! =) (Large as in, 9 kids =)) Continue reading “Wollman Family Camping!”

Bible School {in Tennessee}


Here’s a quick overview of the last month! This royal place is where we spent the first three weeks of January…


…with these beautiful, dear, handsome, sweet, lovely, people. They were a fun bunch of mostly strangers that fast became friends. Continue reading “Bible School {in Tennessee}”

Family Time in the great P.A.


I wanted to post a few pictures from our trip to my family in Pennsylvania before we reach the destination on the second leg of our journey. As you’ll see we had a splendid time as usual! The weather in PA was unseasonably warm when we got there and it felt perfectly delicious after coming from cold/wintry South Dakota.  Continue reading “Family Time in the great P.A.”

Christmas {youth} Banquet


It was a gorgeous night with gorgeous people. The brilliant idea came from Kelsey to plan a Christmas Banquet for the youth. I think it was a success and hopefully to be repeated in years to come. I only wish we would have had a photo-booth set up with all the props that go with it, because everyone came so handsomely and beautifully dressed. Continue reading “Christmas {youth} Banquet”

Rosemary’s Crumbly Apple Pie {+ a few cabin pictures!}


So…… we just got back from a week of fun, food, and fellowship with my family! Here are a few snap-shots of our time and my sister-in-law’s famous Apple Pie! Continue reading “Rosemary’s Crumbly Apple Pie {+ a few cabin pictures!}”