Sunday, January 23, 2011


Well alot as happened since last February. Here's the quick low down!
Drew celebrated his 8th birthday! Can't believe how quickly he is changing into a young man! Drew is such a blessing from God and we are thankful for everyday we get to watch him grow and change. We pray that Drew grows to love God with his whole heart.

In March we decided that we were going to put our house up for sale, so we started tha crazy process. Our house sold the last week of June and we closed the end of July! God's hand was totally in all the details of that process and it was a really great, but bittersweet experience. In between March and July, we celebrated Nick's 4th birthday and were able to take some time to go on vacation with the Albrecht Family. Great times!

As soon as we got back from vacation we were moving out of our house and into Mary and Tony's basement, to await the completion of our new home. We are so thankful to Mary and Tony for allowing us to stay with them. We learned alot from one another and had a wonderful time. In November when we moved out that too, was an exciting, but bittersweet time. We had formed a bond and routine, especially Mary and I and it was hard to say goodbye to it.

We finally closed on our new house the second week of November. We love our new home and thank God for this blessing.

Joel celebrated his 6th birthday and we were able to host Thanksgiving with the Albrecht Family. Fun times! God is good all the time, all the time God is good!

The Albrechts

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Albrecht Happenings!

It's been awhile since my last post and of course lots of things have happened in that time. We celebrated Joel's 5th birthday! I can't believe he's 5! He had a scooby doo birthday party! He loved having all his friends and cousins over and of course all his gifts! :> He loves birthday parties! Joel is such an independent little guy! He has learned to use the microwave, which he was reminded that was only to be used if mommy was near and knew what he was putting in the microwave. I'm not really wanting to buy a new microwave just yet! :> He will start speech therapy this month, so we are excited for the changes we will see in Joel through that process. He is very excited because he gets to go to a "big" school for the therapy. He's always asking when he gets to go to kindergarten. He loves to do "homework". He received some workbooks for his birthday and Christmas so he has been busy working on those. Joel brings so much joy and laughter to our family. God continues to bless us with his sweetness and his stubbornness, which of course, he gets from his father. :>

Soon after Joel's birthday we celebrated Christ's birthday. Christmas was spent this year at home, it was a bit more relaxing, as we were not traveling. However, we dearly missed our family in Pennsylvania. We truly love going back for the holidays! During Christmas Dave was not feeling well, we thought it was just a virus, but it wasn't. It turns out he had pneumonia and bronchitis. On top of feeling horrible from all that he also had cracked a rib, so it was very painful for him. I've never seen him that sick. He is much better now and back to his old self, but it took him awhile to get back on his feet. I'm so glad he is better!

I'm excited to report that our basement is finished again, for the second time. :> We are really enjoying being down there, especially after a year of being unable to use the space.

We are actually preparing our house to put it up for sale. The process of selling a house is very exciting and scary. We have been in prayer about this and feel that God is leading us in this direction. We are looking at houses in the Zionsville area. We would like for the boys to go to public school next year, as private school will be a very expensive option for us. We will see where God leads us.

We hope that everyone is having a great start to 2010. We pray God's blessing on each one of you. We love you and can't wait until we see you all again. Love, Heather and the guys
P.S. Pictures coming!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Anna
Drew (we were able to go bowling one day)

Anna with her wet shirt

Nick and Daddy ( The two smaller boys were pretty worn out and of course a bit out of sorts at times. :>)

Joel and Nick happy again


Dave's Aunt Nancy had a craft project for the kiddos to make. This was their finished project. The boys had a fun time making their reindeer pots. Thanks Aunt Nancy!

Joel getting into Thomas's tool bench



Drew and I

The Albrecht boys and their cousins at a indoor fun center. Thanks Aunt Nancy for taking us and wearing the boys out, or at least wearing the parents out. :>

Elizabeth and Nick

We had the ability to travel to Pennsylvania to visit with Dave's family for Thanksgiving. It was so nice to spend time with everyone. We left Tuesday afternoon, along with mom Albrecht, Tony, Mary and Anna and arrived at Aunt Lynn and Uncle Bob's house that evening around 9:30. The boys did well traveling both there and back. We stayed at Aunt Lynn's house Tuesday through Friday and then again on Saturday night. Thank you so much Aunt Lynn for having us. We always enjoy our time spent with you and your family. We had yummy food at Aunt Rachel's, Aunt Lynn's and Uncle Tom's houses different nights of the week. Thank you all for opening your homes to us. We had an awesome time! We were also able to go into Philly and spend time with Aunt Dee, Marie, Tom, Maggie, Uncle Roy, Aunt Nancy, Lauren, Roy and Collin. Thank you again Aunt Nancy for taking us to the indoor fun center, the boys loved it. Thanks for also opening your home to us. The food was wonderful and the boys loved making their reindeer pots. :> I am so blessed! We were unable to be with all of our family at Thanksgiving, but those who weren't with us were never far from our hearts and thoughts. God is so good! I'm so thankful for the wonderful family that I have and am able to be a part of.