Had a great day enjoying our SoCal weather in December.
We went down to Balboa today and walked and walked. We first went to Balboa Island and took the Jeep on the ferry to Balboa and then walked to the Wedge.
We enjoyed our day of fun and its been nice to not be on any kind of schedule.

Christmas 2009

Luke's computer

Matt's dirt bike helmet minus the dirt bike.

Not as adventurous as last Christmas, but pleasant with just the three of us.
Pictured are the "big" gifts. I also received gray Converse, iTunes gift cards, and a crock pot cookbook.

Luke also received Dsi games, Bible with camo cover and Wii games.

Jesus I am resting In the Joy of what Thou art

Jesus I am resting, resting
In the Joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power
Thou hast made me whole.

Jesus, I am resting, resting
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.

O how great Thy loving kindness.
Vaster, broader than the sea!
O how marvelous Thy goodness,
Lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Beloved,
Know Thy certainty of promise,
And have made it mine.

Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
I behold Thee as Thou art,
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
Satisfies my heart;
Satisfies its deepest longings,
Meets supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings;
Thine is love indeed!

Ever lift Thy face upon me,
As I work and wait for Thee;
Resting 'neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus,
Earth's dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father's glory,
Sunshine of my Father's face,
Keep me ever trusting, resting;
Fill me with Thy grace.

End of the Season

Luke received the Most Christlike award in flag football today! Great job buddy!
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First Visit to Legoland.

I took yesterday off from work and took Luke to Legoland. We had a great time and the weather was beautiful.

November 4, 2001

First Birthday in Ukraine

2 years old

3 years old

4 years old

5 years old

6 years old

7 years old

8 years old

We had ALL our belongings packed and ready to leave for Ukraine, back and forth from Matt's parents to the Missionary Learning Center in VA. We have been living out of boxes for almost 6 months at this point and heading back home to CA to give birth to Luke.
We were staying with my in-laws in KY and wanted to drive back to CA for Luke's birth...all our friends were there and my family. So here we are staying with my parents and it's eight days till Luke's due date and Luke decided to come early. It was an easy delivery, but that night revealed that Luke was born with pneumonia. So the next 10 days were a time of testing our faith.
We did not have a home, and my parent's house was 45 minutes away from the hospital, so we stayed with our dear friends Joel and Christal Mearig in their home for a couple days. They live down the street from the hospital so that really helped since I was constantly going back and forth for ten days. Then another set of dear friends Larrey and Becky Noia lent us their motor home(parked in front of the Mearig's house) to stay in during the rest of Luke's time in NICU.

The Lord restored our baby's health and we left for Ukraine four months later.

We are truly blessed with this not so little one! He has the most infectious laugh, sweetest spirit, quick wit, vivid imagination and has so much love. He does try my patience at times, but I am so glad God blessed me with this BOY to take care and to love. I love you Lukey Boy!
Happy 8th Birthday!!!

Out of the mouths of babes

I teach computer to Kindergartners to 8th graders. Well, today I overheard a K girl saying to her classmate "Mrs. Cutler is the best teacher". The other K girl said "Really? I don't think so"

She's Home

My dear friend's mom past away last night.

First Game 2009

Getting the flag.


Fran Tarkenton #10

Here are a few shots of Luke's first football game, which included his first interception!