Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What I'm making today

Homemade refried beans! Yum! Rylie has been obsessed with bean and cheese enchiladas lately so I'm making her the beans for them. This recipe makes plenty of beans so I can also make up some bean burrittos and throw them in the freezer for easy lunches. I can also just freeze the leftover beans to use in a myriad of ways. Here's the recipe that I'm using (thanks Michelle!).

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Something to bookmark

We now have a web site for our Church Plant! Right now it is under construction, but you can bookmark it because very soon it will be awesome! We're also on twitter if you want to follow us there. And, for those of you who hadn't heard yet, we have a name: Redemption Bible Church! Exciting times!

Friday, June 3, 2011




How can this little baby be done with Kindergarten already?! I'm not ready for her to be a first grader! Proud of her though!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Proud of my Aunt

Newberg Fire Department Dedicates Water Rescue Boat to long time volunteer Rescue Diver Jill Dorrell

NFD personnel recently completed a long and arduous process of refubishing an old Yamhill County water rescue boat. This “new to NFD” boat replaces an old boat that has served it’s purpose for many years but never had the water speed to get where the team needed to be when time was of the essense. At the 2011 Newberg Boat Races on the Willamette river this past weekend the NFD Water Rescue Team surprised long time member Jill Dorrell by dedicating and naming the boat the after her. Congradulations Jill!

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Jill Dorrell with teammates Joe Tarmichael (left) and Lieutenant Lawrence Dickenson (right) standing on their new

water rescue boat that has been named the “Jill Dorrell.”

Authors note: This is yet another example of how City of Newberg employees work and volunteer to save money, keep costs down and provide great service.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Church Planting


This is a panel discussion (from the Plant! conference we attended in Philly). CJ Mahaney, Darren Patrick, Mark Dever, Jeff Purswell, and Dave Harvey. Incredible group of Church Planters, Pastors, authors, speakers. They were a great source of wisdom and encouragement to me. But my favorite Church Planter of all is this handsome guy!