Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

media room

Erin is creative. She's industrious. She improvises.

Kameron and Brooke are down for their Sunday afternoon naps and Erin is enjoying free time. Kyle and I are resting, but we hear noise coming from the dining room. We check it out and get a good afternoon laugh :)

a little bit of hair showing and we know where she is...

Kyle lifts the skirt...

and we can see her watching a movie on an old iphone in her media room...

UPDATE: Brooke wakes up from nap...

and Erin gets to share her inspiration with sister...

Friday, July 23, 2010

You're Beautiful

I took pictures in my backyard last Saturday...the sky was glowing and a storm was heart was singing this song...

I see Your face in every sunrise
The colors of the morning are inside Your eyes
The world awakens in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say
You're beautiful

I see Your power in the moonlit night
Where planets are in motion and galaxies are bright
We are amazed in the light of the stars
It's all proclaiming who You are
You're beautiful, You're beautiful

I see you there hanging on a tree
You bled and then you died and then you rose again for me
Now you are sitting on Your heavenly throne
Soon we will be coming home
You're beautiful, you're beautiful

When we arrive at eternity's shore
Where death is just a memory and tears are no more
We'll enter in as the wedding bells ring
Your bride will come together and we'll sing
You're beautiful, You're beautiful, You're beautiful

I see Your face, You're beautiful, You're beautiful, You're beautiful
I see Your face, You're beautiful, You're beautiful, You're beautiful
I see Your face, I see Your face
I see Your face, You're beautiful, You're beautiful, You're beautiful

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


have I been? Christian Rap :) Preach it, rap it, live it, just don't waste your life!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Montgomery County Youth

Our Sunday School class took on the 'transformation' of young teens and pre-teens rooms at MCYS on Saturday. Mark told the youth we weren't from the government, but from the body of Christ :) We believe in a big God, not a big government :)

Click here to see the before and after video.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just listen to the song playing! Praising and Rejoicing in Christ alone this morning!! Happy Thursday!

In Christ alone
My hope is found
He is my life, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone , this solid Rock
Firm through the fierces, drought and storm
What heights of Love, what depths of Peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
my Comforter, my all in all
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness,
scorned by the ones He came to save,
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For every sin on him was laid
Here in the depth of Christ I live

There in the ground , His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again!

And as He stands in victory,
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This the pow'r of Christ in me,
From life's first cry, to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from his hand
Till he returns or call me home
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand .....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Big Tooth

I was sitting next to Erin the other day and I noticed something in her mouth while she was talking to me. It was a big tooth pushing through out of nowhere. I asked her how long she had noticed it and she said for a few days she thought she had some apple crust/seed stuck in her teeth (she meant apple skin that sometimes lodges itself between her bottom teeth). She said she had been licking it for a few days. I was laughing at how she was describing this new alien tooth in her mouth. Dr. Oakley, can you help us?? Enjoy the pic!

Erin's first big tooth!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Mom and Dad got everyone together for our Tower Reunion...up in Cannon Beach, Oregon with breath taking views and the most beautiful weather....

My grandparents marriage began and ended on the Mckenzie River. They loved the river, enough to name their first born son, my dad, after it...Michael Mckenzie. They were married in Mckenzie Bridge, lived on the River for sixty years, and asked the family to spread their ashes there upon their passing...

standing outside our cabin in the woods...

Dad speaking at his parents memorial service on the Mckenzie River...

family gathering to remember their love story...

Dad, Mom, and my brother...

Allice and Don's ashes...spread over the Mckenzie

Kam and Kyle looking at the beautiful, loud, clear, and COLD Mckenzie River...

family picture :)

oh yes, our Brooke Mckenzie...she was so proud and absolutely loved seeing the river she was named after :)