Romans 8:32
He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Treasure Island, FL - 2009


Tobias Craley is 5!

We celebrated Tobias 5th birthday February 9th.

The day started out opening a firetruck puzzle.

At breakfast he got a new pet, a Beta fish, he named "little blue". (from sister Holly)

He also enjoyed a Coon family tradition, a treasure hunt. Each time he completed a task, he got to open a gift! He had so much fun and did a great job!

Tobias also spent the day making a model race car with his dad, and then everyone had a blast painting his 3'x3' cardboard castle.

John Deere birthday cake!

We ended the day eating the requested John Deere guessed it!...made by DAD! (he really outdid himself this time!) We Praise the Lord and thank Him for our son...GOD IS GOOD!

Tennesse Snowmobile

We had our first snow on Jan. 7th, 2010. It wasn't a lot of snow, but as you can see, we made the best of it! Thank you God for the beautiful snow to look at and enjoy!

More fun in the snow!


Sari wearing her new bathing suit, Tobias big smile

...Avalee rides the horsie...

...kisses for momma...

...our precious Avalee...

...and MORE of our precious Avalee...

Uncle Steve

We got to visit with Uncle Steve CRALEY, in York, PA on the way home, after visiting NJ. It was a short visit, but always a great time of fellowship in the Lord and awesome food! Tobias CRALEY played the memory game over and over with his Uncle the way did Steve ever win any of those games?

Tobias wins again!

Craley and Craley

too cute!

Thanks for the delicious always! Came home with new receipes. We LOVE YOU Uncle Steve!

Thanksgiving 2009

Skylar and Avalee

NJ cousins - Bob and Erica's children

Nieces Taylor and Kelsi TOWERING their Aunt Vicki

Sari and Lindi

Dad and Mom's house of 42+ years...520 Meadowyck Lane...

We spent Thanksgiving in New Jersey with Vicki's family. With the house for sale, we were glad to make the visit...maybe the last time and acquired the basement sofa and end tables set. (which we are enjoying!) We invited ourselves to Janet's (sister-in-law) for supper. We got to see her new house and were pleased as to how Danielle and Tyler are doing. That evening we also got to visit and spend time with Janet's sister, Lori, and her husband Steven and their son Nathan(8). We had a great time of fellowship, the only one missing was Dann(Vicki's brother).

Grandmom made the Thanksgiving feast, with some help from our girls...blessings to the cook, as it was delicious! Bob's (Vicki's brother) family including Tom and Reba (Erica's parents, who were visiting from Gainsville, FL) came over for dessert. Vicki requested pumpkin pie for this years birthday "cake", and as usual it was absolutely tasty! Had to take a photo of Vicki with her two nieces, Kelsi(15) and Taylor(13), that tower above her! It is obvious how much everyone is growing up! Kyle is (10), Jared is (7), Lindi is (4), and we got to meet precious little Skylar who was born July 6, 09. Again, Dann and his family were missed. We continue to pray for God's healing and restoration of our families.

New York City

Our family had the opportunity to go to New Jersey for 2009 Thanksgiving. For Vicki's 40th birthday (that's right, 40th!) the family went to NYC with Grandpop and Grandmom Worrell. The weather wasn't the best, but we had a great time anyways. We took the Staten Island Ferry across and Grandpop and Grandmom paid for us to take the covered bus tour of NYC, and it was so relaxing and enjoyable! It was a super way to see the sights, especially with taking small children, and us not so young adults!
fun in NYC

Times Square

It was too overcast to go up the Empire State Building. Instead, we took the girls to The American Girl Store, where Holly and Emily had their dolls hair done. While we waited the 2 hours for the dolls to get their new hairstyle, we took in the sights at Rockerfeller Center, and Times Square. Even had our Starbucks while taking in the sights.
We look forward to returning to NYC someday again. The children loved it! Thank you Grandpop & Grandmom for great memories, and for making my 40th EXTRA special! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

Double Wedding in Texas

First time camping and making breakfast in the pop-up, in Gilmer TX

Emily - Phil - Hannah

vows...Emily and Zachariah went first

the newlyweds...Diane and Phil

October 22-27, 2009 - They say things are bigger in Texas and it must be true about their weddings. Two daughters of our friends, Phil and the late Mary Smith, celebrated a double wedding in Tyler, TX. So, we packed up our neighbor's Todd and Paula Smith's pop-up camper and headed out for the festivities. We were joined by more friends, Wylie and Kelly, Zack, Monica and family, and Allen and Janet (Kelly's parents). It was a great time of celebrating and fellowship!

Emily and Zachariah Munger, Hannah and Nathan Blikstad were married in Texas, at the Tyler Rose Garden on October 24th, 2009. It was a gorgeous day! We were also privileged to meet Phil's new wife, Diane, who were married March 21, 2009. Thanks you God, for wonderful friends to share special memories with!

Avalee Praise is 1 years old

caterpillar cupcakes...made by dad

Avalee enjoying her cupcake

Avalee's first baby doll

farm string toy from Grandpop and Grandmom Coon

Our precious baby, Avalee turned 1 year old on October 26th! We celebrated Avalee and Sari's birthday together this year. They had fun opening and sharing new birthday gifts. Dad made a birthday cupcake caterpillar for the girls. Avalee got her 1st baby doll, with her name on it, one just like her sister Sari's. Avalee entertains us all with her wonderful, fun personality. Thank you, Jesus for our baby girl, Avalee! She is loved and adored by all!

Sari Ahava turns 3!

Sari loves horses too

new fisher price doll house

everyone checking the new toys out

Sari's that dimple!

Sari loves her new horsie from Grandpop and Grandmom Worrell

Our Sari berry turned 3, October 21st 2009. Since we were headed out of town to Phil Smith's daughter's double wedding in Texas, we went ahead and celebrated Sari and Avalee's birthdays before we left. Sari had a ball opening presents, that consisted mostly of horse things. Like Holly, she too loves horses! Opening gifts for birthdays is so much fun in our family, as we open gifts all day long! Happy birthday to our beautiful Sari, you are so squishy and loveable! Thank you God for our gift, Sari Ahava Coon!