Monday, January 29, 2007

Family comes for visit!!

Two days after we got back from Florida, we were privileged to have Dave's mom and sister come for a visit! Sue (Dave's Sister) came to celebrate her friends (that lives in Saint John) 40th Birthday, so she was able to bring Dave's Mom here to stay with us for a few days! It was great being able to show off our new home, city, and church. Also I had fun cooking for Dave's Mom and Sister, when we visit them they always cook amazing food, sooo I wanted them to sit back and relax and let me cook for them. We had a great time having them come and visit & we look forward to having YOU __________ (fill in your name) come and visit us too!!

Dave, Sue (Dave's sister), Lynnette, and Freda (Dave's Mom)

Dave & Mom Mason

Lynnette & Mom Mason

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Enjoy the Super Bowl everyone.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Goodbye Hair

It's a new year, and when a new year comes, change often follows. Dave & I thought it would be a good time to change things up a bit....say goodbye to hair.

Jaena inspired this...:) You know what this picture means:)



Dave also decided to say goodbye to his winter beard...

Hello, My name is Earl...I mean Dave.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Our hotel...and the beach!

We have been home for 6 days now but we still have more fun pictures to share from our adventures in Orlando...

Our Hotel

Views from our hotel court yard.

Out side our hotel room.

We had a very relaxing time at the beach in Clear Water, Florida.
Brent, Mel, Net, and Dave

Mel & Net

Brent & Mel

Dave & Brent

It was a very bright sunny's us squinting at the camera:)

Aww.....Florida was fun:)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Disney World!

We had a blast on Friday with Mel & Brent...we went to Disney World MGM Studios! So much fun, we (Mel and Lynnette) even skipped through Disney's streets because we were so excited to be there. Here are a few pics from the day...

Dave, Lynnette, Melanie, & Brent @ Disney World!!!

The Indiana Jones Stunt show was pretty cool...

The line to get pictures taken with the "REAL" Mickey was super long so we thought of the next best thing...card board cut out!:)

Dave thought all his nephews...Jensen, Peyton, Daniel, and Noah would love this shot...

This is all of us on the "Back Lot" Tour of MGM Studios...

The Muppets...3D!!

We were lucky to be @ Disney when they still had their Christmas lights was sooo cool, this picture doesn't do it justice.

@ the end of the day they had an amazing light/ water was awesome!

Dave & Brent

What a great day! We feel very blessed:)

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Gathering 2007

What a great convention! Nearly 2000 pastors and their wives (families) attended the Wesleyan Pastoral Convention. We were challenged to live a life of personal holiness. Amazing speakers, seminars , and rallies! Our Senior Pastor, Don was in charge of the rallies, so most of us were helping out. Janet (Don's wife), Pastor Brent, and our newest staff member Pastor Chris (Worship & Creative Arts Pastor) were all a part of the worship team. And Dave and I were asked to help video and work the cameras for the rallies. At times it felt like a Wesleyan Reunion, we got to see a lot of old friends , it was great!

Worship was amazing, and it was great to see alot of our staff on the worship team led by Robin Mark.

The Worship Team

Dave and I on cameras, we had a blast!

All of our Pastoral Staff and their families were able to come to the convention!

It was great running into old friends...
The Deneff's

Kory & Dave

Jeremy Summers...wish you could of been there too Andrea! We miss yah!

Russ Gunsalus & Dave

The Guptills

The Krupps

We are still in Florida...we are having a blast! We will post more later on our adventures in Orlando!

New Year's Eve

Our New Year's Eve Party spent with Lynnette's parents, her sisters Leah & Lara, brother in law Brian, and cousin Ben.
Don't worry it's only sparkling grape juice...:)
New Year's Kiss...Dave & Net
New Year's Kiss...Brian & Leah
New Year's Kiss....Mom & Dad Mowat
New Year's Kiss for Lara:)

Happy New Year!! We are looking forward to what God has in store for us in 2007!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Christmas Vacation 06

We've had a busy Christmas Vacation so far. We went to Ottawa first and then to Michigan. We had a wonderful time being able to hang out with both of our families! Now we're in Orlando for the Wesleyan Pastor's Convention "The Gathering" and we'll be home again soon. Here's some picks of what we've been up to.
The Mason Family
Each year it's a tradition to go sledding with our nieces and nephews on the Mason side...this year we had NO SNOW, so indoor ice skating was the next best thing!

Aunt Lynnette and our neices...Jessica, Allison, Katie, and Brianna

Bernadette & Daniel

It was Noah's first time on skates and he did a great job, what a cutie!

Group pic of the Mason's Skate Night

After the Mason Christmas, we were off to Michigan to spend time with Lynnette's family for the new year. We even got to go to the Big Mowat gathering for Christmas on the 30th.
Lynnette's Grandma Mowat made this cake to celebrate Jesus' Birthday.

The Mowat Cousins and Grandma

The Mowat Family

We got a chance to take our nephew Jensen bowling for the first time. He had fun at first but when it takes 5 minutes for your ball to reach the pins....he started to get board:)

Bowling Group pic

The Mowat Sisters....Leah, Lynnette, & Lara