Tag Archives: Friends and Family

Tons of New Kids on the Block

And I don’t mean the boy band that I plastered my bedroom walls with as a pre-teen.

Congrats to all our friends who have had little bundles of joy delivered to their homes in last the few days!!!

First to arrive-Myra Grace

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Even though she’s all the way up in NYC, we love her so much!

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Are you brave enough to ride the subway with a 2-day-old?

Next up…precious little Reagan Lynn!

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I dropped off some food today and held her for an hour…I could eat her alive…that hair!

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Angels #3-#6 were all born in the last 72 hours!! We got text after text about who was dilated to what all day long. It”s so fun to have friends to rejoice with.dillon

Welcome DR! You’ve made AF a proud big sis! DR has a new playmate when he grows up…

Welcome to the world Jason Brooks Vass!

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So proud of you friends! Y’all are SUCH great parents. I loved hearing Sadie loving on Brooks tonight when I called! :)

Welcome Luke Emerson!!

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Even though you are so far away on the west coast we hope to meet you soon!

And now the labor and delivery I would pay a million dollars for…

Ann, any tips for giving birth in under 10 minutes? Welcome to the world Ashlyn Elizabeth!

The Newmans!!

45 minutes later…Marilyn enters the world!!

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Congrats y’all!!

I can only pray that our kiddos (some day) will love each other as much as we love all y’all! :)

Where on earth have we been?

That’s the question my sweet friend recently asked. She said (in reference to my lack of blogging) she was worried for my spiritual well being :) Thanks for your concern!

Truth is, life’s been crazy getting ready for yet another fall semester! Before we look forward to the great things God has in store for our ministry (tonight being a speaking opportunity to the 1,000 girls going through rush)…here’s a review of where we have been the last month.

Colorado to South Dakota.

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South Dakota through a few states…

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to Greenbay, Wisconsin for Joel’s birthday…

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He was like a kid in a candy shop…I was like a wife who was trying to be a good sport.

Actually, it was pretty fun. We even got to be cheeseheads!

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And go out on to the field with a pre-recorded crowd roaring for us.

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Then on to Chicago to see my grandmother!

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She is such a wonderful woman. She is precious in so many ways and is such a prayer warrior for our ministry!

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It was also SO GREAT to see my family! I love you girls! I love you, Daddy!!

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We had a fabulous day in the city, which I will highlight a little later this week!

We then headed from Memphis to Columbia. Then I flew from Columbia to Houston for an RGM board meeting (check out the new site!)

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Houston to Columbia…and now we are home for good!!

Pray for tonight as my co-worker, Sarah, and I speak to a TON of girls who need the Lord. And, please pray for Joel and I as we start a new school year. It can feel very overwhelming to start again with our current leaders who have real and pressing spiritual needs, plus adding another class of freshman. Please pray specifically for the spiritual health of our student leaders that they will be laborers in this large harvest!

xoxo