"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Monday, March 21, 2011


This is one of my cousins, Cullen. He is my youngest cousin on my dad's side of the family and he is leaving this week as part of the United States Marine Corps to serve over seas for 7-9 months. To say that me and my family are proud of him would be an understatement. We are so proud, but will also anxiously await his return back to the states after he serves this country so faithfully. We went to east Texas a couple of weeks ago when Cullen was in town to see that side of the family and to give him a little going away celebration/lunch - Mauritzen style. ;) It was a great day!

Austin found a new friend right away! It was so precious watching him play with my cousin's dog! (You can't tell in this pic, but he was huge! A-town had no fear taking that red ball out of his mouth over and over again. Honestly made this Mama a little nervous!) And yes, Austin is posing in this and the next pictures. ;)

"Mommy, take my picture now." Too cute!

This beauty isn't a daddy's girl AT ALL!!

This is Ainsley's smile these days. :)

Here are some of the Mauritzen boys...

...And then a pic with me and Brooke added in. (We missed you - Cory, Suzanne and Blake!)

Papa was the "keeper of Lamby" for the day assigned by Ainsley. :)

Here is my dad's youngest brother, David and his family. Please pray for them while Cullen is gone. Both David and Jackie are strong believers and have been such an inspiration to me since I was little. Love you guys!

Love this pic with Papa and Grandma!

Ains soaking in her Papa time. :)

You never get too young to sit on your Mam's lap. Love it!

Great Granddaddy Mauritzen was there and this was the best pic I could get of him with all 5 of his great grand kids.

Love this pic of sweet Hallie and Austin!
Cullen, we are so proud of you and will be praying for you daily!


Brooke said...

This is so sweet...thanks so much for posting! I may steal some of what you've written for my blog :)