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!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

new Posting on John's Blog

Just a heads up, I have been posting again on my school blog. If you get a chance, check it out. I hope it can make you think, lift your spirits and allow you to grow deeper in your walk with Christ.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


WE DID!!!:)
We close and move in May, God REALLY blessed us!!:)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Set Apart

Click on the title of this post and see if you recognize anyone in the video??!! :)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Skiing and Snowboarding in Indiana

Yes my friends, it is possible to ski and snowboard in Indiana...we have large hills in southern Indiana!!:)

We had an awesome snow camp with our distrcit last month, we had a ton of fun with our friends from Fusion and enjoyed some beautiful weather.

John stuck with skiing, and did awesome, it was only his second time and he was skiing just as good as me, and I've been skiing for years! I did the skiing thing most of the weekend, but being true to my frist snowboarding teachers, Sam and Kate McG., I decided to give it another try. I was better, but, still fell ALOT on the bunny hill!! However, I will keep trying, a little at a time. I may never get it, I feel so awkward, but, it's really fun to try. Luckily John was willing to help me down the bunny hills in his regular boots, so I fell LESS, but still fell ALOT!!:)

We will be trying to post more often....sorry it's been scarce....we are possibly experiencing the busiest month of our married life....ugh...John is doubling up masters classes this month, so he's in class 2 nights a week and then has double homework...:( you all and look forward to some comments, seeing who reads and cares that we update...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Another Snow Indiana....

Look how deep it is!!

Wow, it felt like we were back in Wisconsin for a little while this morning! We aren't used to quite this much snow down here. The news is calling it Blizzard conditions! Well, when John and I hear that, we get excited....and so does our little puppy! She LOVES the snow! She can't wait to play in it when she sees it out the back door. She'll just stare out the window when it's really coming down, so, despite the wonderful warmth of our apartment, we decided to take a mid day break from working on our computers and take the lil pup out for an excursion!
MAN---Did we have fun! We were the only people out besides the maintenance guys snow blowing in the falling ice and was like small pebbles of ice smacking you in the face constantly! It drove us nuts, but didn't phase Zoe of course! She's a trip! We got some AWESOME pics and had to share them with you! Enjoy and stay warm...wherever you are!




We fetch this little green frog in the snow because the ball sinks and she can't find it because after a few good inhales of snow her little sniffer is frozen!! hehe happy sweet!!

Where are you going puppy??

Is that not the funniest pic of her! This shows how much she LOVES to run in the snow!!

Come back Zoe!!!

Ah, all alone now:(

*click on the photos to grasp the real facial expressions, especially the one where Zoe is running away!!!

Monday, January 29, 2007


WOW--Are we excited!
One week ago today we found out our Colts are going to the SUPER BOWL!
We have Super Bowl Slam next Sunday @ Fall Creek....MAJOR PAR-TAY!!:)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Kiss Florida Goodbye....Welcome back to snowy Indiana!!

Well, Florida was wonderful. We were very spoiled with wonderful weather while we were there....

But back to Indiana, we are kissing that heat and sun goodbye....things are much different....different than Florida, and even different than the Indiana we left at the new year....

However, we were thrilled to be able to play in the snow with Zoe for the first time! She's so adorable! She loved it, eating it, rolling in it and running after snow should know by now, our dog is overly obsessed with balls of any shape and size, but her all time fav is the mighty tennis ball!!!!