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Feelin Fresh

Posted by hrgarippa on 5 May, 2009

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51.10

Do you all remember Rachel, my niece? I’ve written about her before…when she was doing the fruit of the spirit and talking about God.

Rachel, who is eight, has her quiet time every morning. This isn’t just reading a story from a kids bible, quiet time….this is serious studying of the Word. She gets out her kids story bible and then her big girl bible and she’ll compare the two…then she’ll read her kids, Utmost for His Highest. Yep! At age eight. She even writes in her journal. We are journal people in our family.

We’ll the other day after her time in the Word she went to my sister and said,

“Mommy, how come I always feel so fresh after my quiet time?”

Out of the mouths of babes, y’all…May we all spend some time getting fresh with our Lord and Saviour.


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Posted by hrgarippa on 10 February, 2009



My sister Rachel and her husband welcomed their third child and first girl, Zoe Hannah.

She was born on Friday, February 6 at 5:01 pm. She weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces.

Here is a picture of her proud big brothers, Jonah (the oldest, and the cutie holding Zoe) and Maddox,


I am super excited to be an Aunt to eight…yes count them eight precious kiddos….Rachel, Caleb, Jonah, Malia, Maddox, Joshua, Benjamin and Zoe. And let me tell you that eight is definitely not enough.

Here are some more pictures,

Zoe, pretty in pink…


“Yippee, I’m finally here!!!”


More pinkness, more cuteness,



AND…there might be one or two of you who are curious about what has been going on over here on the Westside. I promise to write about it, but need to get thru this week. In the meantime you can check out some of the stories here.

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Home Sweet Home

Posted by hrgarippa on 4 November, 2008


I’m home and I’m happy to be home. I had a wonderful trip filled with things I like best…

Sunshine. In and Out Burger. Snuggling with my nieces and nephews. Long talks with my sister Christy. Candy. Coffee. Sunflower Seed bagels and Cinnamon rolls at AJ’s. Mountains. Reconnecting with old friends. Shopping with my sisters. And Reading. More to come on my time away…but for now here are some pictures.

Also please check out the great news that my dear friends Jana and Michael are heading to Ethiopia in two weeks to pick up their sweet Daughter Ruthie. Praise the Lord for His great Faithfulness.

Sweet Joshua

Sweet JoshuaMaddox, Rachel, Malia, Caleb, Jonah

Candy Candy Candy
Candy Candy Candy
Rachel and Me

Rachel and Me

Caleb and Jonah

Caleb and Jonah

In and Out Burger

In and Out Burger



Justen and Caleb hanging the movie screen

Justen and Caleb hanging the movie screen

My dear friend Jenn

My dear friend Jenn

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The Valley of the Sun

Posted by hrgarippa on 30 October, 2008

I’m leaving this morning for Phoenix, The Valley of the Sun. Every year I take a trip at this time for my niece Rachel’s birthday. This year she will be eight. My sister, Christy and her husband Justen have a great big family movie night and invite all their friends. Justen sets up a big screen (sheet) in the backyard, Christy, Rachels (sister and niece), and I make lanterns (paperbags and white christmas lights) and we string them throughout the yard and we have lots of candy, nachos, hot dogs and pizza. It is everyones favorite party and they’ve been doing it since Rachel was two.

This time around I also get to meet my nephew, Joshua for the first time, he is seven weeks old and precious.

I love being an Aunt, it is the best role that I play in life right now. I love these six kids; Rachel, Caleb, Jonah, Malia, Maddox and Joshua so dearly and it is an incredible privilege for me to be a part of their lives and see how God is raising them up to love Him and fear Him. Soon I’ll have a new nephew, due to Daniel and Kendall in December; no name yet. And a new niece, due to Rachel and Ryan in February; Zoe Hannah.

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