“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

Nov 2, 2014

We become US

Ten years ago, our family............

met this family.

Right from the start, we just clicked. You know how that works? Some families come into your life and then fade out, and others stick. They stay. Sometimes........forever.

This boy.

At twelve years old, he made me crazy. I was far too high and mighty for my own good, and thought he was ridiculous and immature. 
But man, he had long eyelashes. 

Years passed, and we did everything together. Literally.

Rode horses..............

Shot guns.....

Butchered chickens..........

Attended political rallies and took weird pictures with weird people.......

Had water gun fights........

And whipped cream fights.......

Moved hay........

Did parades..........

Swam in lakes (and took more weird pictures).......

Went camping.......

Had camera wars.....

Kayaked in multiple little creeks in northern Arizona.....

Played in the water..............

Had  crazy birthday parties............

Birthed baby horses...........

Did some archery...........
Shot more guns..........

I took pictures and he drew them......

Did I mention that he's an artist? An ammmmmmmmmaaaaaazing artist?!? 

And somewhere, somehow over the years, the boy grew up.........into quite a man.

Chaser after God.
And blessed with one seriously awesome set of hands.

Slowly, almost imperceptibly, I came to rely on this man.....for everything. I wanted his opinions, his approval, his humor - but most of all, I just wanted him. Anything we did was never complete to me unless he was along. 

Two weeks ago, to my utter shock and complete delight, I found out that he kind of liked having me around, too :) He asked to court me with the intention of marriage, and after finding my tongue again, I said yes!!

I'm still slightly in a state of disbelief, but it's becoming more and more real each day.

Oh, and get this - we have always managed to end up next to each other in group pictures over the years..........

And even wrote LOVE on a wall in Wickenburg! :D

So now, there's an "us". And we need you guys to be lifting us up in prayer....because there's no way we can do this without God.

I'm so excited. And so happy.

And the man still has such long eyelashes :)


  1. Um..... at 12 I *was* ridiculous and immature. Just sayin. :)

  2. Honestly, you're gonna wreck me with the photos, Lisa!!!! *melts into one pathetically sentimental happy puddle*

    Love you guys. :) And you know you're in my prayers. <3

  3. Awwwwwww I absolutely loved reading this!!!!! ^^_^^ :)

  4. I'm so happy for you guys!! :) I don't even know you two in real life, but I teared up when I read this. :') I'll be praying for you!

  5. Thank you so much everyone!! Your encouragement and prayers mean the WORLD to us!!!

  6. :) :) :)

    I don't know why I should be so excited since I don't know y'all in person...but I am! :D

  7. I've been waiting for this for as long as I've known the both of you :)

  8. Thank you, Rachel!!!! We're excited, too! :) :) :)

    Desert Rat - *big grin* I sooooo want to see you in person!! Phoenix trip anytime soon??? :) :)

  9. Dearest Lisa,

    Hello sweet friend!! I'm on vacation and didn't see your post right away - thus I'm late on commenting. :)

    My hearty congratulations to you and David!!! I am so excited for you both. :) :) :) I've been praying for God's wisdom and blessing on your lives and will continue to do so.

    Although I almost feel as if we've already met, I look forward to meeting David in person - and of course I always look forward to when we're together again!

    I so enjoyed our phone conversation a few weeks ago. **hugs**

    With much love,


    1. I can't wait to see you in person again, and for you to meet him!!! Hopefully that Arizona trip?!? I need to call you!!!!!!!!!!! Love and hugs :) :) :)

  10. Sorry I'm late in commenting, but Congratulations, Lisa & David!! So very, very happy for you both! :) May God bless you on this new step in life. :)))