Sunday, October 04, 2009

New Pictures

Baby Dean picture updates will be on our new Mobile Me gallery. Check it out, we'll try to update often! Just click on New Pictures at the top of this post and it will take you there! Also, we'll have pics on FACEBOOK!!:)
Today is day 6 of Deans life! It's gone so fast in some ways and so slow in others! We are totally in love with him and feel totally blessed to have him! He's so cute, so laid back usually, sweet as can be, and a TON OF FUN! We watch him constantly! He's a blast!
We've been a little tired, but not as tired as we might have expected, so, that's a relief! We've so enjoyed our time with him. We are very grateful for visitors and helpers and meal makers over the past week! THANK YOU ALL for EVERYTHING! We love and need the support!
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Many of you have been asking --- yes!!!!

Thank you Elicia Cole for setting this up for us!!

Here is how...
You've been invited to participate in helping with meals for John & Danielle Freed.

You can pick a day by clicking on the link below.

Monday, September 28, 2009

New Baby Boy!!! Dean Carlton Freed

Dean Carlton Freed was born at 11:19am on Mon. Sept. 28, 2009. Weighing 8.6lbs and measuring 20 inches long. Brown hair- blue eyes! We are so blessed! Thank you for your prayers!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Welcome Back

Well really you may have not seen an update on here in a long time. But a lot has happened in the last 9 months!! Danielle is still pregnant and could have the baby any time now! We are hoping sooner than later!! So far everything thing has gone, "PERFECTLY NORMAL" which has become my favorite phrase to hear! I am so anxious and have been ever since we found out we were pregnant. However, the truth is I don't need to worry. God has been so good and we have been so blessed!! It really is true...we should not worry! HE is in control!!

Today we went to Meijer in our NEW MINIVAN (well new to us) to walk around and try to get some labor going!! We call this "OPERATION FREE BABY FREED"! Thanks Shanna for the great title!! We have included a pic of her in this post.

Also, Bud Freed (my Dad soon to be Grandpa) Jesse, Micah and a whole Army of Friend and family members helped us put in a deck in our home. Over the past 2 and half years we have tried to fix up our home and add more value to it. Adding the Deck was the final piece to our plan. At first we were unsure how we ever could afford the deck we dreamed about! We looked at many different options but to put in a deck or patio 12 wide and 25 feet wide was going to cost a pretty penny. Than, my Dad found some time to come down from Clarkston Michigan and give an entire week to help us out! We worked from 8am - 10pm at night! I don't know if we have ever worked that hard in our lives! I even impressed the Father In-Law on how hard i worked=) When it was all said and done, we were able to save a lot of money and my friends and family gave us an awesome gift! A few weeks ago Joe my brother, came down from Greenville Michigan and put that final touch, stain.

thank you everyone for our awesome deck!!

Finally, many of you know, but I have SLEEP APNEA. Yeah Yeah Yeah, i can already hear the jokes!! But for the past two months I have been sleeping with a new CPAP machine!! I sleep like a baby and wake up refreshed and ready for the day! Danielle say's she can totally see a difference in our lives!!!

And before i let you go, i hope to post more often. Maybe if I post more, you will comment and encourage us to keep updating???

Keep in touch!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Baby Freed is on Their Way!!!:)

Well, Baby Freed is on the way! We are due Sept. 30th and we couldn't be any more excited!! We can't wait to meet our little person and we are going to be finding out the gender, and we'll be sharing that information too!!:) We are so excited to get ready to be parents and to get our house ready for a little one! This is grandbaby #1 on both sides, so, it's quite exciting!!:)
BABY ON THE WAY!!! Can't Wait!!:)
Any advice?!? For pregnancy or newborns, please help us, we have NO idea what we're doing!!:)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas 08

Well...Merry Christmas Friends!

Some Christmas this has been. Christmas Eve Eve, as I like to call the day before Christmas Eve...I came down with what we thought was a severe sinus infection....which we later found out was actually influenza...hardcore. Today is the 6th day I (Danielle) have been feverish, headachey, and wiped out from the flu, however, because of the meds I'm taking, I can't sleep...SO I'm bored out of my gourd!! So I thought I'd take some time to post some pics and recap our year, 2008.

2008 was a good year, our first full year in our new home, in which we had two floods, from an overflowing toilet-and each flood came from the second level down to the first! Through out the flooding we also replaced all of our flooring in the home with new carpet throughout and laminate in the bathrooms and kitchen and dining rooms. We really love our little home, despite the chaos it's been through!

It was our third year at Fall Creek Wesleyan Church. It was a bittersweet year here. It started off as we lost Kevin & Deb Kline our Worship pastor, and John ended up being the interim Worship pastor for about 6 months, then we lost our friend as our Senior Pastor and boss, Steve Bray as he resigned and is looking on to what is next for him and his family. And now we are patiently waiting to see whom our new Senior Pastor will be at FCWC. Despite Steve's departure, we had a great year within the Student Ministries and The Rock. The Rock enrolled almost 100 students at FCWC and Fusion students are growing and we're loving it and our life coaches are simply WONDERFUL. We don't know what we'd do without them! We love them all dearly. They are some of our best friends in Fishers!! This year also brought about Danielle's helping Trinity Wesleyan and our good friends Chris and Rachel Wilson launch The Rock at their church. They had an awesome start and are on their way to an outstanding program. We also gained two new ministry staff members at the church-our new Children's director and new friend Cady, and our new worship pastor and his family, Bill and Traci. All of these guys are a blessing and make us smile alot!


As for our doggy daughter, Zoe, she's doing great. She is growing like crazy. She was 62 lbs when we got her 2 and 1/2 years ago, and now, at 3 and 1/2 she's up to 80 lbs and has had 3 special vet visits on our bill....two sets of staples or stitches and this past month, a special operation to have one of her bottom teeth pulled that she had somehow rammed down into her gums, and the tooth was dying and her gums were getting infected! It's a good thing she's CUTE!!! And it's a great thing that we have an awesome vet in Lapel that blesses us with a pastoral discount for our crazy pup!

Our Parents and Brothers are doing well. James graduated from IWU in May and has his first job, Joe is finishing up at IWU, and Josh is still working his same job as a metal fabricator, and Kristina graduated in nursing this year and has a job at a clinic in Lapel and Micah will be graduating this year, so we've enjoyed going to his games and other school events. Sadly, we haven't made it to MI to see The Freed's for Christmas because of my hopefully we'll make it soon!

Otherwise, life is good here in Noblesville/Fishers. We love our life. We celebrated 5 years of marriage this year, and it feels like it's flown by! We're looking forward to 2009 to see what it brings! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!! :) Keep in touch! Let us know how you're doing!! Lots more pics of our year and updates on our lives on Facebook and Twitter! See you there too!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Well....It's almost been a year...I feel guilty as a blogger...


Ahhhhhhhhhh.........John in Pink!!:)

Some of our lifecoaches and us at Frequency at IWU last year! Good times. We love these people!!

Our Staff as of Winter 2008. Our former Children's Director Becky, Me, Our Administrative assistant-Caryn, Steve our Senior Pastor, Drew-our Bethany Intern, and of course John. Now we have a new Worship Pastor Bill and Cady is our current Children's Director.

This is my first ever day with some strange kind of NATURAL curl or wave to my hair....VERY exciting!!:)

5 YEARS AGO....Can you believe it?? I love us...

Sorry for our awful almost year long delay in posting. If anyone subscribes to this blog, you've got a surprise huh? Like the previous few posts mention, we're all about FACEBOOK lately, but, I think it's time to give our poor blog a little love and send a quick update on us!

We are same ol same ol really. Zoe's great. She just turned 3. We've been in our house almost a year and a half, and we still love it. We like our neighborhood and love living in Noblesville, with the new mall just around the corner. Church is going well, but we are sad to be seeing our Senior Pastor go soon. He's resigned and we're in the waiting game to see what's next for Fall Creek. We are staying here as long as they will let us and not going anywhere, but we are anxious to see what is next for Fall Creek. The Rock afterschool program that we do is exploding at Fall Creek with 66 5th and 6th grade students coming on Tuesday's and Thursdays, and I'm starting a second ROCK at Trinity Wesleyan with our friends Chris and Rachel-the youth pastors there, and that program is Monday/Wednesday with 17 and counting 5th and 6th graders. Needless to say, the next 10 weeks will be crazy, but totally worth it!! Youth group is going awesome and we are really anxious to see where God takes this group throughout the coming year!! We have some of the best kids in Fishers!!:) They Rock!!

Otherwise, things really are same ol...we're loving having old friends living in town and we are making lots of new friends all the time that's fun.

We've been married 5 years as of August...and it's been a great 5 years for us. Full of lots of excitement...we love our life together!!:)

I'll try to get back into this blog thing...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

WOW!! It is has been too long!!


We have been sooo busy, and also addicted to FACEBOOK. We have found that we can stay updated with MOST of you through this great site: is a great social network. If you have not yet signed up for an account you need to! We have tons of videos and pictures of what is going on in our life. Feel free to make us your friends on there!

Well a lot has happened since we last wrote. For example, tomorrow i have to write my abstract for my final project and then i will be only weeks away from graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Masters degree in ministry leadership. This is a huge victory for both Danielle and I. We have both sacrificed our "Day OFf" for two years. And last march we were making a big sacrifice while i was in class two nights a week and then the hours of homework that went with it.

For the first time in our married life together Danielle and I have had out own home to participate in Trick or Treating. many of you know we don't care much for Halloween...but love the idea of the hundreds of people coming to our house. This year Justin and Lindsay joined us. Danielle and I gave out cans of soda with a sticker that had scripture on it. So each can had a positive message and was a great treat for the neighborhood. We had TONS of kids tell us we were one of the best places!! We were so proud=)

A few weeks ago Danielle and I went to RAM Camp at IWU. This is a special camp that we take students who feel called into full time ministry. The camp is designed to invest in them and help them discover exactly what that calling is all about. We have a lot of fun on a ropes course, paint-balling, sardines in the student center and just plain hanging out. All the pictures will be up shortly at

also, Heath Jones came down from IWU and gave FUSION an awesome ~JAILBREAK~ Barn Bash for our FUSION Family. It was an awesome party!! Danielle and I were criminals.

finally Danielle, Micah (Danielle's Brother) and Rosie (Danielle's MOm) went to Sherwin Williams Paint shop on 116th Street to see Joseph Addai a Colts Player. He was signing autographs and helping the shop out. OVER 1000 people showed up for the one hour signing. He is definitely a favorite player of Indy. Needless to say, we never able to get close to him, except through the window, but that was close enough!

well that is the update on us. Keep looking and to see what I have been up to in school check out:

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Home Decor

Well we got a phone call today, while we were away at Cedar Point, from the Noblesville Police Department. There really is nothing scarier when you are away from home, and your hometown Police department calls you. The police informed us that someone had vandalized our home. I was scared, but I asked the officer what had occurred. The officer went on to explain that someone had toilet-papered our entire house, saran wrapped our entire house! and forked our whole front yard!!! I was so honored, and relieved! Thinking someone may have harmed our house, I was scared, but to hear someone did a fantastic job at a joke AND that the police were called, NOW THAT IS AWESOME!! I was so excited when we returned home and saw these pictures. As we pulled into our sub-division tonight, after a long trip back from Sandusky, OH, the local children stopped playing and chased our car! They told us all about how they woke up and found our house, they were so excited! As we got out of the car, the neighbors came out of their homes to greet us and tell us what they had seen that morning. We were the biggest event on our street! It was a great way for us to get to know our neighbors better.

Well, we were thankful for all the people that came by to help clean it up. We didn't have to lift a finger, just enjoy the pictures and excitement! However, one major detail about this whole event...we do not know who did thiS!!!! The only clue we have are these:
1. The person or person's who did this knew we were gone to Cedar Point this weekend.
2. They are very creative because they used the FORK idea...and that is one only the best know how to do. This is no ameture! We are working with real professionals.
3. They left a note: "Who said old foggies can't have fun":::::the funny thing about this is the officer told us he was concerned because he read the note wrong, and thought the foggies was Faggies!!! Which would have made the entire event really strange and disturbing!!!
4. They used YELLOW paper to write their note...meaning they didn't have white!

Well this is all we have to go on! We loved every picture, story, character, and surprise! Thanks to whom ever. BUT we are going to get you or you all back!!!!!!!! Enjoy the pics! we sure did!

Friday, September 07, 2007

GO COLTS!! and I'm Sorry!!!

GO COLTS!!! was my intention...but the last two seconds of this video was a mistake...I did not mean to do this!!
If you don;t have FACEBOOK....get one....all of our pictures and many many more video's are on there!!! We spend a lot of time on FACE BOOK...but thanks for keeping up with our blog! We love you too!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Summer Update!

We are still alive, just as busy as ever! We are settling into our new home, taking up the new hobby of updating and decorating our home. It's alot of fun. We feel very blessed to have this house and already we've had at least 12 people spend the night and easily 50 other visitors for meals or games or just to hang out and see the place, and of course, we are living that!! :) The pic below is of Us and our friends Leanna and Becca as we played trading spaces and painted some old furniture ot update it a bit!!:) We had alot of fun, and did not plan to dress like opposing teams on trading spaces!!:)

After we began the process of moving in, we practically moved out!! We spent a week at church camp, 2 weeks in the Czech Republic and tomorrow, we are off for a week of inner city work in Cincinnati!! Crazy....yes, but we love it!!:) Here are some pics of our adventure to Czech. We absolutly enjoyed our time there so much and feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to serve there and to serve with the people we got to meet and work alongside throughout the trip. We did a VBS for Czech Children in the area of Brno, Czech, and had an utter blast bringing back an "old" VBS from the US called SCUBA! We also helped around the ministry center and got aquaited with the missionaries there and some Czech teens and adults. We really enjoyed their culture! It was a WONDERFUL Trip!!!

Stay tuned for some pics of our home in the almost finished state.
Also, PLEASE Come for a visit, we'll grill for you and play games!! We'd love to have any of our faithful readers stop by to catch up on life!
Thanks for your faithfulness....we've been really busy, but want to hear from all of you, I'd love updates from you all too!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Freeds overseas

John and I are here in Czech after a good 24 hours of traveling and losing a night of sleep. We'll be here until July 3rd with our team of 19 people. We are safe and sound in the Majak center where there are alot of great things happening as we get to know the missionaries, get to meet the children who we are ministring to through VBS and meeting the teenagers from the area. WE are having alot of fun and are looking forward to all God has in store for us still. Some highlights so far include Ryan H losing his luggage, which has still not arrived, and it may be 2 more days till it comes, if it comes...and we had 15 kids at our VBS, we have been loving the food, it's hearty and fresh, the team is working VERY well together and having a ton of fun doing all we do. They all work hard, but have fun while doing so! Most of our days begin at 8am with breakfast, then we go into come type of ministry, wether with kids or the missionaries here, then we have a yummy lunch and have our VBS to follow, then we have another great meal-dinner, then hang out in the back yard playing volleyball, basketball, soccer and whatever other games come about as we get to know more Czech people, all to build relationships and be examples of Christ, then we get together as a team and share about the day, pray togehter, journal our experiences and then hit the sack, and sleep very well. The jet lag isn't too bad, which is a praise. Keep praying for team unity, for God to use us in people's lives, for safety and effectivness.
Thanks for czeching in!

Friday, April 20, 2007


Well, we have to admit it at some point...we are both rednecks by nature...we aren't ashamed of it, but neither are we's just a fact that we have to own up to and face once in a while! :) We thought that we'd share some pics from our Easter weekend, just to prove that fact. On Easter Sunday, Danielle's Dad (David) and brothers Josh and Micah and Sister in Law Kristina along with John-boy decided to spend the afternoon shooting clay piegons in the back yard. They aparently had alot of fun, and come to find out, David was the best, he'd even knock out the ones that other people missed over their heads...all in all, it was fun and they had alot of laughs and great memories.
Oh..and we threw in some bonus redneck material of Zoe!!:)

And lastly--Danielle's Easter Centerpiece creation--made with John's help too!