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June 30, 2009

Picnic with friends


Last Sunday we went out to our friends’ “farm” for sort-of an old-fashion picnic. The last time we visited was about three years ago, so this was quite a treat. There were around 40 people (6 families).

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June 06, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me...for the 17th time


Here’s where I spent my birthday morning :)

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May 08, 2009

Daddy's birthday gift


Daddy’s birthday was last month and this is what I made for him. In case you can’t tell, each “olive plant” is labeled with one of our names. The “fruitful vine” has my mom’s name next to it.

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October 07, 2008

Great Grandma Holsinger

My Great Grandma Dorothy Holsinger went to live with Jesus on Sunday, September 21, 2008. Click here to see her obituary

My cousin and I sang part of this song at her memorial service.

My 11 year old sister wrote the following, all by herself to read at Great Grandma’s service:

Dear great Grandma,

I know you had the BEST Sunday service ever, listening to your Lord and sitting at the feet of your very best friend Jesus. The day you left you left behind your 3 daughters who love you and are going to miss their time and talks with you. You also left behind 8 grandchildren that loved you very much. You also left behind 19 great grandchildren and I was very proud to be one of them.

My favorite part of going to see you was your comforting, loving voice that I heard when I came through the door, asking how I was and how my family was doing. I also loved your giraffe collection and was excited to bring you a wooden one from Africa last year.

There are so many more people who miss you, but I know that there is one person who will miss you the most. He took care of you when you fell, he held your purse when you could not, he loved you ‘till your last breath and he can’t wait to see you again. He was true to his word when he said “I do” and “I love you” and that’s why you were with him 62 years. It would have been even longer, but the One who had loved you before you were born and died for your sins wanted you even more and knew it was time for you to go to Him forevermore.

Now you’re in paradise and we’re still down here on earth. You’re wanting us to be there with you-to dance and never get tired, to be happy and never need to cry or be sad, And most of all to listen to our Savior, to look face to face at our Lord, to see the scars of Jesus and to hail God King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

I love you and I will miss you so much, but I’m glad to know you’re with your best friend.

Love, Moriah

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June 22, 2008

When Daddy Says I'm Beautiful

My dad created this video to show at our church for Father’s day. The song is “When Daddy Says I’m Beautiful” performed by the Annie Moses Band.

Mark (my dad) as “Daddy”
Moriah (my sister) as the 12 year old daughter
Mary Kristin as the 5 year old daughter
Kirstie as the older daughter (ballerina)
Joan (my grandma) as the “old” daughter :)
Kim (my mom) as mom

(don’t forget to check out my dad’s other videos too! )

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May 22, 2008

Daniel loves to "fix" things!


My dad sent me these photos this morning, along with this email…

Daniel’s favorite present that he received for his second birthday is
a toolbox full of plastic tools. I don’t think a day goes by that he
isn’t banging away at something as he “fixes” it with his plastic

Today Papa came over to work on renovating the tree house and Daniel
found Papa’s hammer and some real nails to pound as he “fixed” the
trim on the porch screens. The pile of lumber he is climbing on is
waiting to be cut and used for the renovation.

He was so cute I had to take some pictures - don’t miss the plastic
measuring tape clipped to his pants…


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May 02, 2008



My sisters got all dressed up for “‘50s night” at AWANA. Aren’t they so cute??


We’ve always loved to dress up… I found this picture from 4 1/2 years ago in 2003! They were cute then too!!

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December 05, 2007

AHF 2007

We all had so much fun at this year’s American Heritage Festival! It was my first year “dressing up”. I spent the two nights at Elizabeth’s house (thanks again for your hospitality!).


L-R Jessica, Elizabeth, me, Moriah, Daniel, my dad, Melissa

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November 25, 2007


We went out to my grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving. My dad, Daniel, Moriah and I wore our costumes from the Civil War era. (Mine complete with a hoopskirt!!)


Daniel “promenading” me

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October 25, 2007

My new brother!


A picture of our family in the courtroom where our adoption was finalized—Daniel’s the one looking at the judge!

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September 01, 2007

My sister's a great photographer too!

One of my sister’s photos was used by the newspaper! See it here: Geyser erupts on southeast side.

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June 07, 2007

More about my Birthday

Beside Singer sewing machine

I’m wearing a dress that was made by my friends as a birthday gift, and I’m beside my wonderful Singer sewing machine

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June 06, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my 15th birthday. My favorite present so far (okay, my only present so far) is my new (old) sewing machine! It’s a treadle sewing machine that my parents bought at the estate sale of our neighbor. Her name was Thelma Johnston. She asked us to call her “Tim” (her nickname from grade school.)

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May 02, 2007

Daniel's watermelon


Daniel in the Watermelon eating contest

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January 27, 2007

Snow day 2

Rosa on day 1, 2, and 3
Rosa on day 1… day 2… day 3

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January 21, 2007


Snow in Tucson
Snow in Tucson

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January 18, 2007

Speaking Spanish

Mi abuela nos enseņa (mi hermana, tres de mis amigas y yo) espaņol cada semana.

(My Grandma teaches me, my sister and three other girls Spanish at my house every week.)

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December 08, 2006

44lb Turkey

44 pound turkey coming out of the oven!
44 lb turkey coming out of the oven!

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March 31, 2006

Signing Time

My family has always been interested in sign language. When my littlest sister was a baby, we taught her a few signs such as please, thank you, more and all done. Now that we have another baby, we want to teach him some sign.

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December 21, 2005

Our First Foster Baby

My family has begun to do foster care for babies. We just got certified and recieved our first placement. Unfortunately I’m not allowed to post a picture or even his name (even though he’s the cutest baby in the world). He almost never cries. In fact, if he cries for more than a few seconds I get a little worried!

Let me back up and tell you the story of how we got into foster care.

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August 23, 2005

Colin's Birthday

Today is my cousin Colin’s 1st Birthday and I was thinking about this time last year… Kaeden and Ivy were staying with us when we got the call that Colin was born. We were all very happy. My mom and dad got to see him a couple days later in ICU but kids aren’t allowed to go in so my sisters and I didn’t get to see him. We saw baby Colin for the first time on September 4 and I got to hold him. He was so small! He had gotten home from the hospital the day before, but he wasn’t truly Home. He went Home to be with Jesus just two days after we met him. I wrote a poem about it. The memorial service and grave side services were held on September 13 and 14.

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August 04, 2005

Mary Frances Books

A the Books on the Path booth
Go to the Books on the Path website here.

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Posted by Jordan in: family| sewing

June 16, 2005

Blessing tea

Daddy presenting the ring
Daddy presenting the ring

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June 06, 2005

I'm 13!

Wearing the dress I made for my Birthday Tea
Wearing the dress I made for my Birthday Tea

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April 28, 2005

Locks of Love

Holding my 10" hair donation
Holding my 10" hair donation, and my cousin in Wisconsin shortly after her donation

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April 14, 2005

Tucson River of Words

Drawing of a snake encountering a horned lizard
My winning entry: “Encounter”

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January 23, 2005

In memory of Colin, 8/23-9/6/04

Jordan holding Colin
Holding my cousin Colin, who would have been 5 months old today

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