Monday, November 10, 2008

Fun Pics!!

Flying Hudson!

He is sooo happy!!

This is their favorite game:)

A sweet moment!! Right after this she picked him up
by the neck and he screamed for help:)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fight On!!

It has been so long since I have blogged I do not know where to start! USC football is in full swing so here are some pics from the two games we have been to so far! We love going to games and we love watching the Trojans win:)

USC vs. Ohio state! Big game!!

Auntie Summer watched the kids all day so that Gabe and I could spend the day in Santa Monica before the game!! We love Auntie Summer!! Thanks Sum!

The Grays joined us at the game!! They are such wonderful friends and we had a great time!!

Hudson fell asleep like this on the way over to the game!

Fun family day! Gabe swam in the alumni relays and got to see some old friends from his college swimming days and then we headed over and watched the game!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

We miss you, Kanna!

Doing her homework for her English class.

We had a picnic at our friend's house in the mountains.

Family Pic!

Just the girls.

Kanna and her friend Ayako playing with Reese!
Kanna went back to Toyama, Japan on Thursday. We had so much fun getting to know her and learning about another country. She was a sweet girl and we would love to visit her someday in Japan!! Thank you for coming to our home Kanna. We hope you had a wonderful time! WE love you and miss you!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


We are honored to have an exchange student in our home. Her name in Kanna and she is from Japan. We are having so much fun trying to communicate with her!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Wedding!!

Reese had the pleasure of being a flower girl in Courtney and Kevin's wedding a few weeks ago. She absolutely loved it! She loves Courtney and Kevin and she had been looking forward to this for many months. She did a wonderful job!!

Courtney was such a beautiful bride!!! This was a wonderful wedding and we are so excited that we got to play a small part in such a special day! I am making an online album of all the pictures and will post the link when I am done.

This is Reese dancing the night away!! she loved the dancing part:)

Daddy's girl!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A few Pictures from Omaha!!

Leaving Bakersfield! Gabe has these funny socks on that help his circulation while flying:)
The amazing pool in Omaha! It was so awesome to see 13,000+ people gather to watch swimming! It was so fun..
Gabe trying on his supersuit:) and getting pumped up the night before his race. He is listening to "Mighty to Save" by Laura Story. A favorite song of ours while we were there!
A "weak" moment:) I ate that Ben & Jerrys ice cream all by myself. Gabe just laughed and said "Wow, you are on vacation:)"
A fun day for me was when I got to spend the whole morning by myself in SuperTarget:) What more could a girl want?

Gabe getting ready to swim in the 100 freestyle final! He swam in the fastest heat ever to swim this race. And he swam his fastests times ever and missed making the team by .04 seconds:) Praise the Lord! It was an amazing ride:) and we pray that we glorified Him every step of the way:)

Our wonderful friends Kristin, John, Nick and Tony who came to watch and support Gabe! We had so much fun with them. Before every race we would meet with them and pray. It was so encouraging to have them there! And of course so fun to be with such fun friends:)
Lunch at our favorite restaurant, Upstream Brewery and Bakery! The food was amazing..I think we ate there 5 times:)
This is a fun ice cream place we found that made homemade ice cream. different flavors everyday! It was really yummy:)
Gabe and I visited the Omaha Zoo on our last day there. This is the Desert Dome. The largest indoor desert in the world. Pretty cool:)
This is Gabe on our last night in Omaha with his weight coach Rick and his good friend Jason Lezak! These two have been great friends to Gabe and have offered great advice during his training.

I just you would like to share a few of our experiences in Omaha. We are so thankful for our week there and all that the Lord did!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

An Amazing Week!

God is so good, ALL the time. We have had such an amazing time at the Olympic Trials. Gabe swam his fastest times ever! The venue and the crowds were incredible. And the times of fellowship we had with friends was so encouraging! And all of you who were watching, cheering and praying with us made it such an overwhelming experience. Thank you all so much. I think the thing that is standing out to me so much this week are the opportunities God gave Gabe to be a light to others. Gabe really tried to take hold of every opportunity to share Christ with others. This is the mark that the Lord has allowed him to leave on the swimming world. I am so thankful to be his wife!! This has been an amazing week and we are so grateful! Today we are going to relax, enjoy Omaha (which has actually become one of my favorite places:) and go watch the Trials tonight together:) We can't wait to see all of you when we get home! Love you all!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Finals!!!

WOW! We are so in awe of the Lord this morning, (as we should be every morning:). By His grace Gabe made the finals in the 100m freestyle at the US Olympic swim trials!!! He swam a best time at 48.85 and got about nerve wracking. I was standing up screaming at the top of my lungs while crying! It is a crazy experience. The Lord has been giving Gabe such tremendous peace. We are heading off to the pool for Gabe to stretch out a little and then back to the hotel for some rest before tonight. Gabe has to finish in the top six tonight to make the team. Please pray that the Lord continues to give him peace as he prepares today for his race. The pressure is like nothing I have ever experienced and it is so amazing to see the Lord's peace working in Gabe. Continue praying, it means so much to us!! WE love you all and I'll write more when the results are in:)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

On To the Semi-Finals!!!

This morning Gabe swam an awesome time 49.1! His personal best in the 100m freestyle! We are on to the Semifinals tonight which take place at 6:45 Omaha time, which is 4:45 in CA!! You can watch live online at! Gabe is at peace and focused for his race:) and I am at peace too! It all comes from the Lord as we trust in Him. I will update again after tonight! To God be the Glory, He is Good ALL the time:)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

TV Correction

I guess they are tape delaying the live coverage of the Trials in CA. So I believe it is on everynight at 8pm on USA!!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Omaha is not my Favorite!!

I keep trying to download pictures of the Qwest Center for all of you to see and it will not work!!! After our 7 hour delay in Denver and our fiasco getting to our hotel last night at 3am(they closed the freeway without a detour or alternate route:) Omaha is turning out to not be one of my favorite places:)!! I do have to say that the Qwest Center is amazing..They did an awesome job. And there are tons of people here. Swimming is not a sport that draws huge crowds to most meets so to be at a meet with all of these people and see World Records broken is amazing!! Gabe and I are both having a great time and praising the Lord for the opportunity to be here. We are humbled by His grace!! WE love you all and I will keep you updated and try to post pictures:)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Watch it Live!!!

Here is the television schedule for the Olypic Trials. Gabe will swim in the semi-finals for the 100 on Wednesday and the Final for the 100 on Thursday. He will need to be in the top 6 of this event to make the team. He will swim the 50 on Friday and Saturday and would have to be top 2 to make the team in this event! Have fun watching !
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Wednesday, July 2 5:00-6:00 pm USA
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Thursday, July 3 5:00-6:00 pm USA
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Friday, July 4 5:00-6:00 pm NBC
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Saturday, July 5 5:00 -6:00 pm NBC

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Off to Omaha!!

Yesterday we had a wonderful send off lunch for Gabe at Luigi's!! (everyone's fav restaraunt in Bfield:) It was soo wonderful to be together with our friends and church family! We love all of you, thank you for a great lunch and for all of your prayers and support! Here are a few pics of our party! I will be blogging from Omaha with updates, so stay tuned and keep praying:)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

One More Week!!!

This is Gabe's last week of training here in Bakersfield before we head off to the Olympic Trials!! It is so exciting and nervewracking all at the same time:) WE so appreciate all of the support that all of you have given to us these past few years. This Olympic Trials is so different than 2004, our lives have changed alot. We have made many new friends and have a new church family. And of course many of our old friends and family who were there in 04 are still supporting us and cheering for Gabe now! It is such a blessing to look back at all of our swimming experiences and see the Lord continuing to work. Thank you for being such an integral part of our lives. We love all of you!

Although many things have changed since Athens, one thing always stays the same, God is Soveriegn and God is good ALL of the time!! We are so excited going into this knowing that God's will be done! Gabe is so faithful to use his God given talent to glorify the Lord. That is our prayer for next week..To trust the Lord and lean not on our own understanding! To be humble and allow Him to work through us. I know that if the Lord wills Gabe will make this team! He has put in the work, he has been disciplined and he trusts the Lord. We ask for your prayers as the Olympic Trials approach! We want the Lord to be our focus, we depend on Him for EVERYTHING. We can do nothing good on our own.. We are so grateful for this opportunity and we want to make the most of it! Thank you for your prayers!

Monday, June 23, 2008


Daddy, Reesie and Hudson all went to have their haircut on Saturday by our wonderful friend, Jeannie..She does such a great job! This was Hudson's first official haircut and he was not very thrilled, but he got through it! Reese on the other hand had a blast:)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day Daddy!
We Love You Sooo Much!