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Thursday, June 30, 2011

I LOVE AMERICA!!


In honor of the Fourth of July and the celebration of our nation's independence, I would like to say THANK YOU to our military personnel for their dedicated service to our country! I have the utmost respect for those who give a portion of their lives to serve and protect our country.

Here is a recent picture of our family with Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson who attend our church. Mr. Johnson is a WWII veteran who was aboard a battleship that was sunk during a naval battle. He has an amazing story.

I think it is SO special that my son and daughter had the privilege of being in a picture with a WWII veteran! Not many kids his age will have that privilege! I admire this man so very much. It is a privilege to know him and his sweet wife.

I LOVE AMERICA!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Little Peanut...

Our little cutie is getting big! She was enjoying her new bouncy seat this morning! She still has to have a blanket tucked around her in order to stay upright :).

She has just started sticking her tongue out. Ha! Then she sucks on her bottom lip. Wondering if she is getting a tooth. She slides her tongue along her gums. She is starting to make lots of new little noises and she loves to scream like a little girlie girl when she talks! :)

Anyways, she is so sweet! We love our little peanut! (and we love Darren too!)


Sorry that the blog looks a little "rough." I am working on a new format.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Darren loves to sing!

Darren is learning a song. Here is the first verse and chorus. He is my cute man! Enjoy!


-Helen



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Friday, February 25, 2011

Pictures because they are just TOO Cute!

I LOVE my little people! Thank you, Babe, for working so hard and allowing me to stay at home and be mommy. These young years to teach, train and share only come once in a lifetime. Enjoy...









Monday, February 21, 2011

Darren's air-freshener rights have been revoked...

Let me explain....


Thursday evening we found a puddle in the bathroom and a little on the edge of the bathroom sink. It had been POURING rain for the past several days in succession. We were afraid the roof had begun leaking at some point. We looked all over, but saw no sign of water leakage in the bathroom.


The next evening I found a puddle in the same place again but found that the bathroom mats were also slightly damp all over. Hmmm...This took place shortly after Darren had made a bathroom visit. As I was cleaning the puddle, I smelled an "apple cinnamon" smell. As I smelled the rag I was cleaning with, I discovered that the puddle I was cleaning was an incredible amount of our bathroom AIR FRESHENER that had been sprayed QUITE excessively! Nice!


I had given Darren permission to spray one quick spray of air freshener after his bathroom visits. However, he must have sprayed for MUCH longer than one quick spray. So, thus, his "air freshening rights" have been revoked! Gotta love 3 year olds!


AND...yes, Ashlyn has found her thumb!




Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Our Sweet Little Blue Eyes...(Picture...Courtesy of Aunt Karen!)



Hello everyone! We are doing great and BUSY!

Our teen snow trip was this past Saturday. I stayed home with our little lady this year, but Darren got to be a BIG boy and go with Daddy and the teens for the first time this year. He was scared to go down the hill (which is pretty steep and fast for a 3 1/2 year old. Some of our teens were even scared the first time!), but had a good time anyways!

We also have our Annual Teen Winter Revival coming up in a week and a half. We are excited and so are the teens! Looks like we will also have several visiting teen groups as well. We are excited to hear Bro. Bob Gray II preach, he is so great at preaching to teens. Our ensemble sang this past Sunday morning in church as a "practice run" for Teen Revival. The teens did great! Please pray for lives to be touched and life-changing decisions to be made.

We also had all the teens over to our house last Sunday night for pizza and a crazy game of Cranium. Love our teens!

If you want to try a yummy low-fat pancake and syrup recipe, click on the link on the top right of my blog. It will take you to the recipe on my Youth Pastor's Wife blog.

The kids are growing, changing and doing new things ALL the time. My days at home are ever busy! Here are a few pictures of our fun little people. Enjoy and have a wonderful week!

Hmmm...Guess that flash was kind of bright, huh, Ashlyn?!!



Always Looking around and studying; afraid she might miss something!


My two little "Jammie Kids"...Darren and Ashlyn. Love how she is looking at him!


Little 30 second video of Ashlyn just being cute!

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yes, I have the CUTEST kids ever!

Sorry, people, it's true! Here are a couple recent pictures of my two CUTE little peoples! Love, Love, Love them! Thanks, God!

Cool man, showing off his "tattoo" sent in a belated Christmas package from my family. He was quite proud of his "full steam ahead" from the Thomas stickers!

An "itty bitty smile" from an "itty bitty girl!" She is SO precious!!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A beautiful sunny morning, a steamy cup of Decaff Coffee and quiet time to pray for the 2 sweet little people that God has entrusted to our care. Psalms 127:3 "Lo. children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward."

Praying also for the mates that God is preparing for them some day and for the parents raising those children as well.

What a huge responsibility as well as a GREAT privilege to be a parent. God please grant me your wisdom every step of the way.

Our sweet Ashlyn Rose


Our handsome Darren Paul



Friday, January 14, 2011

Just thinking about you...!


Life has been quite bust adjusting to 2 little people. We love our sweet new addition to the Callaghan Clan! How fun to have a girl and a boy! Can't believe our little Ashlyn Rose was one month old this past Monday. She is changing so much already. She studies everything and everybody. Always looks serious like she is deep in thought.

Darren is so much fun. He always has something hilarious to say (hmmm...like someone else that I know around this house!) He loves to fix things, tell stories that never end, unless you stop him and ask a minimum of 5,000 questions a day. (This may be a low estimate!) He is a fun and learning 3 year old.

Dan loves his new job which is such a blessing. We are SO thankful he does not have to walk out the door every night to go to work. We absolutely LOVE having evenings together as a family; something we took for granted before night shifts.

We have our 4th Annual Teen Revival coming up in just a couple weeks! Dr. Bob Gray II is flying out to preach for us again this year. We are excited! So are our teens. Pray all will go well and smoothly and that many hearts will be changed and stirred to serve the Lord. What a privilege to work with teens.

Thanks, God, for allowing me to serve you!