Merry Christmas from the Tolpins!

Merry Christmas We as a family want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! It has been seven years since we sent out a Christmas “letter.” Since so much has changed in our lives this year, I thought I would give ya’ll a Bullet Point Update! ~ Ethan (2.5 yrs) is so much fun and I’m a sucker for those cute little dimples! One of my favorite Ethan phrases is, “I hoooold you!” But nothing [...]

By |December 20th, 2012|Blog, Scrapbook|2 Comments

2 Months Already!

Ethan at 2 Months Old!Dimples & Smiles

By |October 16th, 2010|Blog, Scrapbook|3 Comments

Austin’s Baptism

Our Son Austin was baptized on Saturday, October 2, 2010!The 2 ceremonies (ordinances) Christ commanded his church to perform are baptism and the Lord's Supper.Baptism symbolizes dying and rising with Christ and having sins washed away (Rom. 6:1-12). "What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? BY no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of [...]

By |October 6th, 2010|Blog, Missions and Vision, Scrapbook|1 Comment

Eleven Years & Still Running on Ultra Fast Mode!

Isaac & I are celebrating our 11th year of Marriage today!I joke with him, that since we meet we have been moving at a mile a minute...and I feel like it for sure! 11 years later... love...6 beautiful blessings... delightful hard work... dreams accomplished... still dreamin'... health issues & healing... growth... perserverance... learning... repentance... forgiveness... more love... understanding... team effort... working together...more learning... sin apparent & grace given... living the days on purpose... keeping each [...]

By |September 20th, 2010|Blog, Scrapbook|0 Comments

Drew Bug’s Birthday!

What A Star!Here he is... on his Birthday Date with Mom & Dad! Another August Birthday! Wow am I behind on blogging! Where does the time go when you are recovering from childbirth and have six children???Better Late than Never though...Here are some great pictures of my sweet blessing Drew. He just turned four August 24th and always has a smile on his face!What a year of growth this year was for Drew... Here are [...]

By |September 20th, 2010|Blog, Scrapbook|0 Comments

Learning to Quilt w/ Gramma

While we were in "Waiting" for Ethan to be born...Isaac's Mom came to help out.While she was here she taught Kelsey how to quilt!Here she is at 10 quilting, when her own mom has not even done by 31 years of age!Thanks for coming Sarah, you were a huge help...I still can't believe you and Kelsey got it done in 3 days!

By |September 19th, 2010|Blog, Home School, Scrapbook|0 Comments

Ethan @ 8 days old!

My Six Beautiful Blessings!Thank You Jocelyn for coming out and doing such an amazing job "capturing" our family again. I feel so blessed to have these days photographed so when I am older I can reminise with my memories in color (& black & white)!If you are interested in having Jocelyn Gillson out to your home for family photos... you can check her & husbands work out at Rowan Gillson Imagery.They do weddings together, Rowan [...]

By |September 4th, 2010|Blog, Scrapbook|0 Comments

He has a Name!

ETHAN CREED TOLPIN Proverbs 22:1"A good name is more desirable than great riches, to be esteemed is far better than silver or gold."Ethan: Hebrew, Meaning: Firmness, Steadfast in TruthRomans 8:28"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose."Creed: Latin, Meaning: Belief, Power in FaithMatthew 8:10"Truly I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith."(Also motivated by [...]

By |August 19th, 2010|Blog, Reflections, Scrapbook|0 Comments

Blessed with another Son!

The Lord has blessed us with another healthy son!Baby Tolpin arrived yesterday @ 12:45 in the afternoon!9lbs 1oz.20.5"with a Hercules chest of 14.5"long fingernail and a little bit of curly dark hair

By |August 16th, 2010|Blog, Scrapbook|0 Comments

Double Digits–"10"

I'm officially feeling my age!My eldest child, Kelsey just turned 10 this afternoon- 12:31pm!Here are some highlights from here birthday at home!Last Week we took Kelsey on a date! She picked out a new Bible with her name engraved & off we went to her favorite place... Macaroni Grill!This morning we surprised her with a spontaneous trip to Krispy Kreme Donuts for breakfast!After going out with Dad for the afternoon, we had a special dinner [...]

By |August 4th, 2010|Blog, Scrapbook|1 Comment