Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Cora's Fall Time Spectacular

I made Cora's ladybug wings. She was adorable telling all the neighbors hello. She didn't get much candy but she was given a Christmas ornament and a yellow gourd instead.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Cora's Special Days in Pictures

The pictures here are from her first hola to cake on Thursday. She really enjoyed it. We all enjoyed the parade on Saturday. Cora liked the band and the Ali Ghan Shrine cars. She is like me and wasn't overly thrilled at the clowns. We are trying to keep her from a dislike of clowns as I (Christina) have. Scary makeup and crazy hair.. aren't you scared too? :o)

The elephant cake (carrot cake w/tinted cream cheese icing) was enjoyed at her great grandma's house yesterday. It was very yummy.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cora's First Birthday

Well, Cora's first birthday was good. She is cutting her molars so she isn't her usual self. She enjoyed the birthday song and the cake. The candle wasn't necessary--she would blow it out. Although she can toot her wooden train whistle from the Folk Festival, the candle was not going to happen. She dug in to the cake. We are thankful that God has given us a year with our darling daughter.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Wow. It's seems like forever since...

This past week I did something I haven't done in over four years.... and that's raked leaves. I made a little pile and Cora stomped through them. It's been good for my soul to see the seasons change. What a refreshing time to take walks in the evening--the air is crisp and the sky ablaze with stars!

Cora and I went to a folk festival with my mom. Believe it or not I drove 40 minutes without passing one fast food restaurant. I enjoyed the seeing the sloping hill and trees in shades of yellow, orange and red! We had fresh sauerkraut--it was very good. We are enjoying the apple harvest and look forward to the Autumn Glory Festival this weekend.

Cora's birthday is just days away--she's going to have an elephant cake. She loves elephants and makes the cutest elephant noise.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Wind Blows

We have been in Maryland for 2.5 weeks now. The autumn wind has been blowing and we have enjoyed the coolness that has for so long eluded us while in Dallas. We can once again feel the hint of winter on its way.

We enjoyed eating the fresh produce--gardens are just on their way out here--of corn, tomatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, squash, tomatoes. We helped Becky (Corey's mom) can 37 pints of salsa. One can get tired of chopping tomatoes but never tires of eating them.

Cora has a swing in the yard and enjoys it profusely. She is learning so much and growing every day! She repeats many of the words that we say like Mama, Dada, ticket, zeezee (glasses), god-da-god (she says this a good bit but it's funniest when we're talking about going to church or to say a prayer). Corey claims she even said her own version of cockadoodledoo. Her new tricks include---drawing, using a fork (well, today she got her egg on it and got it to her mouth), walking really fast and "mooching" for whatever someone else is eating.

Chloe, the dog, spends her time sleeping, looking for falling food from the high chair and chasing Pierre, the cat. She also enjoy walks around the neighborhood and the cool air makes her super hyper.

Corey and I are working towards our support. We know it's a long road but have faith that God will provide. To know more about our ministry, see our blogspot

Saturday, July 21, 2007


I posted more pics from our hiking trip at Rocky Mt. Park. Check our flickr page!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Not only have we packed our bags and headed to Colorado... but we packed the whole stinkin house and headed to Colorado! We've finished our 1st week of New Staff Training at Colorado State and the atmosphere, the relationships, and the classes have been a real joy for us. The first steps of many more to make it to a college campus and start our full-time ministry. We're so blessed to see how so many of our friends and family have supported us. I'm reminded of Paul's words to his loyal church family in Philippi..."
Php 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you,
Php 1:4 always praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you
Php 1:5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

Another sign of God's undeserved grace for us.

I've updated our flickr page with new CO pictures. Enjoy. I'll post more ASAP.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I like my carrots?

I like my carrots?, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

I enjoy the mess but am not a big fan of solids. Gimmie what I like ;O)

two nibbles

two nibbles, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

Cora is growing so quick. Two teeth and 6 months old

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Prettiest flower in the garden

The arboretum pics turned out great and the new sofware I downloaded transformed a good picture into magical.

Friday, March 30, 2007

You can't go wrong at the Arboretum

Corey is enjoying our new camera. Cora loved having her Aunt Emily come to visit last weekend. We took a trip to the Dallas Blooms! at the Arboretum and entertained people as they watched us try to get good photos of Cora. People watched and laughed as she toppled over--she has recently learned to sit up and is still a little shaky :O)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

daddy melts

daddy melts, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.


beautiful mama and me

beautiful mama and me, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.


baby ponders

baby ponders, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

I caught this pic while spending an evening with her on a blanket in the back yard. She must be deep in thought.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Mommy, push please.

Mommy, push please., originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

The 1st encounter with the swing. She hasn't learned to "pump" yet and "underdogs" are still a ways in the future but she sure loves to swing with her friend.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

1st encounter with grass!

1st encounter with grass!, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

Today we went for a long stroll so dad could try out his new camera and Cora her new stroller. They both worked great. Cora got her first handfuls of grass. We sat by a pond and ate lunch and enjoyed the sunshine. Unfortunately the "dust-bowl" hit half way through the walk. The dust was so bad all around Dallas that there was literally only 1/4 mile visibility. We all made it ok (with only a few bits of dirt in our eyes and teeth). Christina actually got a little welt from some kinda flying debris. The warm weather was a welcome change and these old legs needed some walking time among the trees.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

26 inches in a yard_1

26 inches in a yard_1, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

Finally the temp has hit 75. I hope Cora loves rolling in the grass as much as I do... (better get the stain stick ready mom).

Monday, February 12, 2007

Cora at center stage...

dedication_3, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

What a cute pink dress.


dedication_2, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

On stage at church during the ceremony- making a promise to raise Cora together and in a home under the lordship of Christ.

Cora's dedication at church.

dedication_1, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

Just before going on stage Cora had to grab a quick nap.

Spring time tear

Spring time tear, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

Cora's first taste of the spring air brought a tear to her eye ;-)

Monday, February 5, 2007

Jolly Jumper

Jolly Jumper, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

Cora is so cute in her little duck dress. She gave Daddy a big smile while sitting in her exersaucer. She loves to smile for the camera...which is good because Daddy loves to snap her photo!

Little Splashes

Little Splashes, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

She loves bathtime

Thursday, February 1, 2007

ridin the bull

ridin the bull, originally uploaded by peitho_chrio.

Ever seen a skinny man drown?


Texas winters aren't so bad... but enough for the full winter regalia.

Goodnight nobody, and goodnight mush.

"Readers are leaders and leaders are readers." ~Prof. Hendricks

Friday, January 5, 2007

Look at Photo #7 on Ron Jenkins' portfolio page. "Bat outta hell" caught Omero (left w/ cup), Me (standing up ready to catch), and Christina (in the path of the bat) at the Rangers game on Sept 3, 2006. Page 10 in Sports Illustrated Sept 18, 2006 issue. Christina's let the fame go to her head!

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

1st post... she's empty now but soon it will be a plethera of memories and dumb quotes (from the husband).