Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ellie talks to her mommy too

I think there is a rumor going around that Ellie likes Adam better than me. Okay, I probably started that rumor ;) But I thought I better post some proof that Ellie talks to me too :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010


This morning I am reflecting on Hannah's funeral and how beautiful it was. It truly celebrated the victory that we have in Christ.

I have been meaning to offer DVDs to those who were not able to make it to the funeral. So please, contact me if you would like me to send you a DVD of the funeral service and a program. I hope it will be a blessing to you as it was to us.

Death is dead
Love has won
Christ has conquered

And we shall reign with Him
For He lives
Christ is risen from the dead

Monday, January 18, 2010

Family Photos

Last weekend we got together with my side of the family to shoot some long-awaited family photos.


Osterink Family: my parents; my brother Jeff and his wife Jen with children Gwen, Moses, Reed, Grace; My sister Julie; and our family: Adam and Emily, Noah, Seth, and Ellie.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

My first post of 2010! :)

We have been enjoying an extended Christmas break here at Vedrafamily. Adam gets off of work from Christmas to New Years, so there has been a lot of sleeping in, relaxing, movie watching, crossword puzzle doing, game playing, and family times.

We have had a good holiday week. Everyone has been relatively healthy and we were able to travel to Naperville to spend time with Adam's family. We all received exciting gifts that we have been playing with a lot. My favorite is a little video camcorder that is about the size of an Ipod, called a Flip. I have been making up for lost time taking videos of everyone this week. That means I will be posting a lot more video on the blog too :)

This time of year is often a difficult time, a time of reflection. I have spent a good deal of time missing Hannah and reflecting on the events of the past year, but I am also choosing to focus a lot of my energy on the blessings I do have, seen in the pictures below.

This year we are especially thankful for the baby that was given to us in Jesus Christ. We could focus on the hardships of the last years, the hopes that have been broken, the dreams vanished. But instead we must focus on all the promises that are yes and amen in Christ. What an amazing gift we have been given.

Here's to another year; we do not know what will come, but we do know that God will be faithful.