Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Senior...ALREADY?!!!

Boy is life changing in this Aberle House! We've been doing crazy things like...senior pictures...and researching graduation announcements...and thinking about needing a REAL suit...and trying to get college applications out....and thinking about open houses....and computer equipment....and college refridgerators!! I can't believe Austin is old enough to be a senior. For all of you who don't know what his plans are...let me give you a little update.
Graduation will be May 21, 2009. You will all be invited to the ceremony and to the open house later that weekend (Memorial Day weekend). We are still working on details, so keep your ears and your calendars'll be hearing more from us in the "not so distant" future!
Austin right now plans to head to Joplin, MO to attend Ozark Christian College. His interests lie in Youth Ministry at the moment. And he plans to pursue a double major in Counceling. He has been in contact with different admissions people there now for about the last 3 months or so.
Austin is currently working 2 days a week with our youth minister - PHATROK - and he is truly enjoying the opportunity to get a "taste" for ministry. He will be preaching his first sermon November 30th.
Thanks to the Lord for helping us to raise up a child who would desire to serve Him. We pray that God will give him strength to withstand all the pressures that life will put on him.
P.S. (There is a hint of a "special" relationship brewing...keep your ears open to hear more about that too! :-) )

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hair Cut!

About every 3 years or so I get the urge to "cut it all off!" I guess that urge has struck again!

Here are the before pictures...

Here Are the After Pictures...

I've had long hair for a very long this is a little new to me! You realize, I like things like getting ready for the day to be easy and quick. This little hairdue means that It'll require a

hairdryer !

I guess I'll have to get used to it! :-)

Just in case you hairdresser cut off around 18-20 inches...15 inches of which will be going to "Locks of Love". This is a great organization which among other things receives donated hair of a minimum of 10 inches in length and makes wigs for children who suffer from illnesses. These kids receive the wigs for free. (see for more details on how you can help).