Move us …

Filed under: word of God — admin at 7:37 am on Friday, May 30, 2008

Lord move us …

Lord teach us …

Lord show us … Your way.

Lord fill us …

Lord spill on us …

Lord move us … we pray.

Show us Your glory God.

Teach us Your mercy Lord.

Give us Your spirit and Your love.

Oh Lord of mercy, Oh God of hosts

Show us Your power, show us Your love.

Lord God hold us near, hold us here.

Usher us into Your presence.

God we need Your peace, God we need Your grace.

Hey batter batter – hey fielder fielder …

Filed under: sports — admin at 9:46 am on Thursday, May 29, 2008

Again I say if you haven’t listened to Brian Regan … you must.

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We crossed fields to the girls game at the high school …

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Land of the free – home of the brave …

Filed under: bardenisms — admin at 9:33 am on Thursday, May 29, 2008

Jared and I went for a mid-morning walk on Memorial Day hoping to catch the parade but we had no such luck.

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I noticed that the wall at the red light in Mansfield needs some TLC.

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Again, thank to all who have served and are serving our country. May God bless you richly.

Freedom isn’t free …

Filed under: babes,family,friends — admin at 9:35 am on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Jared and I are friends with a GREAT couple – who also share the J and D combination. Jared and Dave went to the same high school and have known eachother for a long time. Our friendship began one night in Wal*mart when we ran into Dave and he told us that he was getting married to an amazing girl Jenna. They needed a wedding photographer – what luck. :) . They came over and looked at my portfolio and said – let’s do it. They were married December of 2006 and we quickly became great friends. They had a sweet baby boy in November and shortly after that Dave went to Afghanistan with the Army. Dave and Jenna are quite younger than us – yet I look up to them and admire them quite a bit. Jenna is being a wonderful mommy while Dave is serving our country. They are focused on God and His direction in their lives. Their love for God, eachother, their child, and this country is incredible. Dave is home on leave for 2 weeks and they wanted some family photos.

Here is a photo from their wedding …

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And last night …

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This one is an outtake but I couldn’t resist …

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He is quite possibly the cutest baby ever.

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Yankees fans ??

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Thank you Dave for serving our country.

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Please pray for Dave, Jenna, and their little one – along with all the soldiers and their families.

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Jared got to hold Micah while Jenna & Dave had their pictures taken. He was amazed at how good he was, how cute he is, and especially how heavy he is. He told Jenna she must have arms of steel.

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We are blessed with GREAT friends and the reminder of what a MIGHTY God we serve.

Thank you Dave and Jenna.

Nearly four years …

Filed under: family — admin at 9:49 am on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jared and I will celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary at the end of June. I thought I would post some pictures of us throughout our relationship.

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This one is a few days after we were officially a couple. We went to Toronto with MU on a bus trip.

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Ice skating in December, a couple months after we started dating.

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MU football game …

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The night of our engagement. The only, horrible, picture we have …

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Eight or nine months of marriage …

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I think this is our second Christmas married … but I could be wrong.

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The next Christmas …

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The beach last summer …

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Last September …

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And finally, this past Christmas.

I am married to a wonderful, Godly man. He is truly my best friend and I could not ask for anything more in a husband.

Over 100 years of experience …

Filed under: marry me,wedding — admin at 5:02 pm on Sunday, May 25, 2008

Recently, my co-worker told me a secret. Her mother was getting married in May. It wasn’t announced yet so I had to keep it under wraps. She was so excited to see her mother get married and had to share it with a few close people. About two years ago she had introduced her mother to a gentleman she knew in town. They were married yesterday in a small ceremony with family and a few close friends. I had told my co-worker that I would offer my services to capture their day. I have been so excited for this wedding.

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My co-worker is in the black dress while her mother, the bride, is in the purple.

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The groom watching his bride come down the aisle.

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What an AMAZING day for a wedding …

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This was the cake for the bride and groom. HOW CUTE.

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This is the bride’s great-granddaughter. She is a CUTIE.

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A toast ..

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The groom commented to the guests that he and the bride and been married over 50 years to their first spouses when they both passed on – and now they have over 100 years of experience in marriage between the two of them.

Let’s hear some chatter out there …

Filed under: sports — admin at 3:55 pm on Saturday, May 24, 2008

If you haven’t listened to the comedian Brian Regan – you NEED to.

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Lighter.

Filed under: bardenisms — admin at 3:51 pm on Saturday, May 24, 2008

On Thursday I got my hair cut … off. Ideally I would wear my hair “boy short” like I did so long ago – but the general feeling from Jared (and others) is NO WAY. I like this look thou.

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Friends.

Filed under: family,friends,word of God — admin at 9:04 am on Friday, May 23, 2008

I have mentioned before that on Wednesday nights Jared and I lead the PowerKidz group at our church. This week we talked about the “Rack, Shack, and Benny” bible lesson and related it to present day peer pressure. We talked about how God has made each one of us for a purpose and loves us dearly. We talked about what to do when people pick on you or tease you. Having grown up with the last name Trout – I have some experience with that one. We talked about how God has given us morals to live by and we need to stand up for what we believe in. The days that your friends think you aren’t “cool” – which I am finding is truly becoming a 90′s word – are going to come and go. God will always think you are #1 in His book. Usually we only have about 10 to 13 kids – with 1 or 2 being boys – but this past week we had NINE girls. I think Jared may have felt out of his element but we made it. It is amazing to me the differences that boys and girls go through with peer pressures. Boys tend to pick on the girls more but the girls tend to be more concerned with who is doing what and what clothes are in or out. We had a great night of discussion with the kids.

Before the lesson, Mara – or PM – had them play a marshmallow building game.

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It was messy, sticky, and loads of fun.

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Later, we decided to make our own tower of sorts.

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It didn’t last long, just like the marshmallows.

Three thousand …

Filed under: bardenisms — admin at 8:51 am on Friday, May 23, 2008

We just happened to see “Chuck” hit 3000 miles on Tuesday and I just happened to have my camera to document the moment.

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Our poor children are going to be so sick of cameras …

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