quincy fun

We are back in Quincy! :)  YAY!

We spent Saturday night with my mom and dad in Camdenton and had so much fun!  My dad was being particularly funny and witty and we laughed so hard!!  We woke up early Sunday morning... (left the yorky-poo behind...  sorry pooch...) and headed to one of our favorite churches in St. Louis!  We played there Sunday morning, had a fun and adventurous day of shopping and food and then played at their awesome college night!  God is so so so so good!  We then hopped in the car and drove to another home away from homes for us... QUINCY!  :)  We kept my aunt Sara up until 2:30 Sunday night...  (sorry to all of her students the next day... but I'm sure she was still fabulous even in her zombie-like state) and have been having so much fun just doing daily life with one of the greatest families on the planet!!

Last night Haley, Emily and I decided we have too many blackheads-- so we drove to Wal-Mart to remedy the situation!!

Brady and I have HUGE news!  As of yesterday morning at 11:09AM we have a new niece!!

Sweet Hannah Elizabeth Hamilton was born to two of the greatest people that I am BLESSED beyond measure to be related to!  I hope this little one knows how much she is loved already!!  Here's the little munchin just a few hours old!  We will be heading to Branson on Saturday to see her... it can't get here soon enough!!  

As if that isn't enough news for you to swish around for a little bit-- we have ANOTHER addition to our precious family!  Jamie-Jo and Hays returned home from Africa on Saturday with my new NEPHEW!  Tiki!!!  

We have been praying for this little guy for over a year and he is finally HOME!  To read about the incredible journey the Braner's have gone on please click on the blog "JAMIE JO" under the "blogsisecretlyread" tab!
This Thanksgiving Brady and I are well aware of the many blessing the Lord has poured out on us!  We are so blessed to be surrounded by amazing examples of Christ and a wonderful (growing!) family!  

"It is good to give thanks to the LORD and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; and to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night" Psalm 92:1-2

This Thanksgiving, my prayer is to constantly be reminded that EVERYTHING I have and EVERYTHING I am is purely and solely from Him alone!  We are blessed with so much more than we deserve.  



  1. Awwwwwww...so many things to say about your thankful post! :) Love you! See you SO VERY SOON!!!

  2. hang on -- camdenton??? i graduated from there and my parents live @ the lake. have we had this conversation before and I'm loosing my mind?

  3. They do live at Camdenton! And Debbie-Jo was just telling me your parents live there... we probably did talk about it-- but I'm losing my mind as well!!!!!!!! haha!