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"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them."

Monday, December 31, 2007

What did 2007 bring us?


We took a leap of faith and did the Palace Bridal Show

Kobe had his first Valentines Day party in his Pre-school class

My sister Bobbie got married


I started a Blog...

We bought our first home with a big back yard!!

Kobe turned 5 years old

Ben mowed his OWN lawn for the first time

We went to the Ghent family reunion for the 5th year in a row

Elle Rain Wentzel was born

Kobe and Brook went bowling for the first time

David Gabriel Shell made his first appearance

Mark & Ben tiled, and tiled, and tiled...

Kobe started Kindergarten
We all got to meet Elle for the first time
I...I mean Ben...got a new camera


In October Chris, Alyssa & Kendra came up for a visit and the kids all went to Bronners together for the first time and had a Halloween candy hunt in their costumes together

We had our first Halloween party at our house

Kobe went to the Pistons Basketball Camp at Church


And we spent time with people we absolutely adore.



And if you want to see what the end of our year has been like just check out my recent blogs.



2007 has been an exciting year filled with lots of new milestones in our little family's life. It will be so interesting to see what God has planned for our 2008.

We pray that God continues to make our paths straight as we do our best to follow HIM.

Happy New Year!

*I think there are about 3 times where there are swear words in this video so watch at your own discretion, the swearing is the worst thing in the video though.

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I hope all of you had a better year than some people had.

Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Finally...our last Christmas!

Today was our final Christmas celebration of 2007. All of Ben's brothers and sister were all finally in the same state so we had our celebration with them. We had a lot of fun with them, Matt & Lindsay (and the sweetest baby in the world) headed back to SC this evening. We miss you guys already! Thank you for making the trip up!











Saturday, December 29, 2007

Per Grandma Corey's Request...

  • I will be shutting down my blog until she returns from Florida. I can tell from the comments she left on everyone's blogs that she would really like to be surprised by how big the kids have gotten and how things have changed when she comes back.


* just kidding :)

Friday, December 28, 2007

An old Wentzel Christmas...


Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Morning on my Mom's side of the Family

My Grandma & Grandpa






Bobbie, Dave & the baby!


My Grandma with 2 of her great grandkids...I should have grabbed Davey and thrown him in there...


This picture cracks me up, my Grandpa is rubbing Kobe's shoulders & Kobe is rubbing Michael's.

My Grandpa with all his great grandsons

My FAVORITE picture taken of Kobe this Christmas.

Kobe with my parents on Christmas...sporting his new hat.