Albie DeVries

Albie DeVries

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  • 1. LeighAnn  |  July 20, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Miss you! Kids are good. Showed Kyren where you were at on the map. Everyone called today to see if I had talked to you and if you made it there ok. Kyren went with Canyon to see the new Ice Age movie and have a big day tomorrow playing with him and swimming. Going to lunch with Ashley on Thurs. Nothing else too exciting except the TV wasn’t working again (good thing we have 2). Had to unplug it and reset the box.
    Sorry I missed your text after I left work. I had just pulled into the eye dr. and didn’t expect you to text back. Eyes are good. I can get new glasses with insurance b/c I got contacts in 2008. Didn’t want to stay and look with both kids there. Isaac was crying b/c he was hungry. The receptionist took him for a walk outside to get him to stop.
    Work was good. My day fell apart with someone who got on my schedule without having an eval and then I had 3 other cancels. Elke bought us all drinks from the coffee shop. Had a peanut butter chill with no coffee. It was really good. Today for every drink they sold they donated $1 to the Devos Childrens Hospital. If you bought a special cup they donated more, but they ran out of cups by 10am.
    Well I will quit blabbing. Sort of makes it feel like I am talking to you about my day. Hope you made it there safe and kids weren’t too crazy. I figured there is a 2 hr difference in time, so you should be there by now.
    Going to bed, Love you lots!! ME

  • 2. LeighAnn  |  July 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Hi I survived day 2!!
    Isaac was up for 2 hrs last night so I am dragging and going to bed early. The mtg today was pointless, but it makes Tim happy and got paid for it. It was good to see Stacy and kids. Canyon played good today wasn’t so much of a spazz. Kids swam, but I didn’t. Water was 72. Coda is doing good. Still has small feet and hands, but normal otherwise. Hungout @ Megs then we went to Pizza Ranch for dinner with mom and dad. I always over eat there.
    Kyren wanted to stay @ mamaw and papa’s, so me and Isaac are staying too. Weather doesn’t look too good. They say we are supposed to get some good storm tonight. Chance of rain every day this week into weekend. Going to get up early and drop kids off @ Megs then go home to change and get to work.

    Kyren says “Hi Love you Miss you. Sorry I forgot to give you
    something before you left.” I don’t know what she is talking about. She said she was going to give you two barrels to drink and she forgot.
    Is your tarp keeping you dry? It looks like you are getting rain from the radar. How is building going?
    Well I will talk to myself later. Love you ME

  • 3. Mom  |  July 22, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Hi Kiddo,
    Hope that you are doing great. We’re thinking about you a lot. All is fine here. I haven’t seen LeighAnn or the kids – it sounds like LeighAnn is keeping them all pretty busy. Your Aunt Donna is going to come down today. Tomorrow we are going to see Aunt Olive and Uncle Leo in Midland. Stay safe and stay off of the ladders!
    Mom

  • 4. Leanne Weaver  |  July 22, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Has Shannon driven you completely crazy yet? 🙂

  • 5. LeighAnn  |  July 22, 2009 at 11:16 am

    @ work. Going good. Love you 🙂

  • 6. Kyren  |  July 22, 2009 at 4:54 pm

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  • 7. LeighAnn  |  July 22, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Albie, Praying for you. Hope you made it safely there with all the luggage. LeighAnn and the kids stayed here last night. Kyren wanted to stay and then they all stayed. Loved it!!! LeighAnn and Reg left this morning and as I was getting ready for work, Kyren let out a blood curdling scream and I though she hurt herself some how. However, when I got into the living room, Isaac was on top of her and had left two little bite marks in her cheek. Quite tramatic for Kyren, although Isaac just looked and smiled. She had about a dime size welt there for a little while. Had fun yesterday with Stacy and the kids, although it was a little cold for me to swim. You take it easy and be careful with your knee. 🙂 Love Ya MOM Neerken

  • 8. MOM  |  July 22, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    OOPS!!! I signed in under LeighAnn’s email address because she was here last night. I am soooo computer savvy, that I didn’t realize I had to sign under my name. LOL. Love You

  • 9. LeighAnn  |  July 22, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Another day. Nothing too exciting. Got a lot of rain. Went for a walk after dinner and talked with Lindsey’s mom. Got the kids to bed early b/c they were both too much. Just really tired after being up late last night and up early this morning. Isaac was a grump all day and Kyren was her normal whiny self when she is over tired.
    McKenzie went to be with Jesus today around noonish. They took her off life support yesterday around 1, but she didn’t make it. it is just so sad. They are having funeral this weekend in Zeeland b/c our church isn’t big enough to fit all the people.
    Going to catch the news and go to bed. Hope you had a great day and not too hot for you.
    Love ME

  • 10. LeighAnn  |  July 23, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Hey things are okay here. Went to lunch with Ashley. Which went good. She stays away from all the drama so didn’t have to sort out too much.
    Kyren played with Lily today and we stayed there for dinner.
    Kyren spiked a fever of 102 for some reason. She says she feels okay, but is whiny and says she feels cold. Put here to bed around 8 and she was out within 5 minutes. Hopefully a good nights rest takes care of it. Otherwise I won’t go to work tomorrow. We’ll see in the morning.
    Isaac is good still belly flopping. Has been up every night this week and wont go to bed til I feed him. Maybe another growth spurt? Who knows.
    Don’t know if we are going to Damian’s party or not. Depends on how Kyren feels and if I feel like driving there by myself.
    Julie had baby today. It was a boy. William Daniel. 9lbs 2oz 201/2 in. She went in @ 4am. Had him around 5pm. Both good. Dori will find out tomorrow when the dr will enduse her next week. baby was 9lbs today at appt. and in 97th percentile. She is miserable. Planned on eating can of pineapple tonight to see if it will help.
    Going to bed LOVE YOU!! ME

  • 11. Albie  |  July 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    All is well here. We are done with our houses, everything went great. My knee has been doing fine, no big problems. All the kids have been good but wild sometimes. We are all having a great time and cant wait for more. Thank you all for your prayers, they are helping a lot. LeighAnn, Kyren and Isaac I love you and miss you. Love you to both sets of parennts. See you all soon.

  • 12. Lori  |  July 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Albie,
    I hope Sierra isn’t one of the wild ones but pretty sure she is! lol =)I’m so PROUD of that little girl and thankful she has you there. Sierra speaks so highly of you and LeighAnn….what an impact you guys have on her!! I’m praying that all is going well…and people are understanding the love of Jesus….Take care, Lori

  • 13. Albie  |  July 24, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Sierra and Shannon have both been good. They have been keeping me on my toes at times but they have not been too much to handle to this point. I will keep an eye on them the rest of the trip and do my best to get them back home to drive you all crazy just like before. Thank you all for the prayers.

  • 14. MOM NEERKEN  |  July 24, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Hi Albie, Glad to see pictures of the results of your labors. They look great!!!! What an awesome opportunity for you guys to be used of God to help these people. Enjoy the next few days as you interact with the people of Guatamala and that they may see Jesus in you. Love You, MOM and DAD Neerken

  • 15. Megan  |  July 24, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Hi Albie and daddy,
    Kyren and I looked at your pictures and they are really cool, she was a sad that there were no pictures of animals. I do not think she gets what is going on in the pictures. So if you could take pictures of some animals and bring those back that would be cool.
    It looks like you are having a great time and reaching a lot of people. Have a safe trip back and we will see you soon. Love, meg and jess, kyren and isaac.
    P.S. Isaac is getting into everything and inchworming all over.

  • 16. Mom  |  July 24, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Hi Albie kid,
    I’m glad things are going well for you. Donna and I went to see Aunt Olive and Uncle Leo and Aunt Luella yesterday. Donna’s transmission went out on her car – she has all the luck! We are going up to the cottage this weekend again – your dad wants to get the bathroom up there as far along as he can. Take care of yourself and have fun. See you soon.
    Love, Mom

  • 17. LeighAnn  |  July 24, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Hey babe
    Today was okay. Work was busy and I had to go to a place and order a lab coat for the hospital. Got the kids and went to your parents for dinner. Kyren wanted to stay the night so she is there. Just me and the little man for tonight. He went to bed good so hopefully he sleeps better. He and kyren were up for about an hour last night. Kyren woke up from him screaming and she still didn’t feel good so she slept with me til morning.

    I over slept and thankfully didn’t have and 8:30 or 9 pt. Tried to get to work early to help out b/c Teresa is gone, but that didn’t happen.
    The check engine light came on in the car. I asked your dad when we were there tonight, but he told me that I should learn how to work the scanner. Your mom said to come early to pick up Kyren and he would do it. They are going to cottage tomorrow, so picking up Kyren before they leave.

    Probably won’t go to Damian’s party tomorrow. Will get him something, but give it to them when they are in town.
    Nothing planned for tomorrow yet, but I’m sure we will keep ourselves busy. Weather has been crazy, so we will see if it rains or not.

    I know you won’t get back til late tonight from the villages, but hope the people there are touched to see all of you. Hope God is working in all of you and you can see changes in the kids.
    Will watch news and go to bed LOVE YOU TONS!! ME

  • 18. CamieCakes  |  July 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    hi albie Keep doing good work and have fun and please say hi to Shannon Weaver from Camiecakes

  • 19. Albie  |  July 25, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Hello everyone. All is going very well here. It is about 6:45 AM on the 25th and I am the only one up. We went to the first village last night to bring meds to and to share the word of Jesus Christ. It was great, the people we all very nice and we all played with the kids a lot. We past out meds to i think 50 or 60 fams and that went very well. At night we showed them a video about Christ and then sang 4 songs and then Austin, Chris , Shannon and Erica all gave their testimonies.After we were done with that the pastor, Hurmono Jesus, preached. Last night most of the people their gave their life to Christ, it was powerful. We are doing the same in another village tonight so we will be out late again. Thank you all for the continued support and prayers, keep them coming. I miss you all and will see you all soon. Love Albie.

  • 20. kyren  |  July 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm

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    She said Love you and miss you see you when you get home!
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  • 21. LeighAnn  |  July 25, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Hey Hope the village tonight was as good as last nights for you.
    Today was okay. Went and picked up Kyren this morning before your parents went to cottage. She wanted to go but they were taking the truck full of stuff so there was no room, so they might take her next weekend if they go. Donna was there picking up her car.
    Came home had lunch then went to the mall. She wanted to play @ the treehouse. Came home had dinner and watched a movie with a picnic. Baths and bed, so it went pretty fast. Changed to oatmeal for Isaac and he slept better last night. Hopefully it is a little more bulky for him to keep him from waking up to eat.
    Jordan texted today to see how I was doing without you. Offered to babysit or come for company if I needed it. Talked with Chad a little Conner is colicy. Dr started him on something for it so they are waiting for it to work.
    Hope you are enjoying every bit of this experience. Can’t wait to hear all about it and what God has shown you and the kids. Have fun site seeing tomorrow. Going to shower and get to bed. Love you & miss you ME

  • 22. Albie  |  July 25, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Hello all. Tonight went well again like last night. It rained on us for most of the night off and on but most of the people in the village stayed for all of what we did. This was a smaller village tonight than last night but it was still good to work with all the people. Tomorrow we will being having a free day going to the market and hanging out. Hope all is well there.

    LeighAnn, hope you have fun at church tomorrow and tell the kids I love them and will see them soon. Love you LeighAnn and cant wait to see you.

  • 23. MOM NEERKEN  |  July 26, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Hi Albie, Enjoy your day sight seeing and shopping (YAY for shopping LOL) Looking forward to hearing about all of your experiences. I am sure you have lots of stories to tell of the work that was done and the lives you touched. Praying for a safe trip home without any troubles with layovers. Love you, MOM and DAD Neerken

  • 24. LeighAnn  |  July 26, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Isaac slept through the night again. Hope you were able to finally sleep in a little today. Have fun going to the market and relaxing from all the hard work.
    I know how to hook the car up to the scanner now. Your dad had fun with that yesterday. He thought it was from the gas cap, but I haven’t gotten gas all week, so who knows. Car is running okay so just cleared it.
    Getting kids ready for church and kyren wants to go play at the playground later. Isaac is still belly flopping all over.
    Kyren says LOVE YOU and see you in a little while! We’ll pick you up from your trip! And she is yelling at me to get off.
    See you tomorrow! YEAH only one more day!!!!!! Be safe!
    LOVE ME

  • 25. Albie  |  July 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Hello again everyone. Today we went to the market and saw lots of great stuff. I bought some stuff but nothing for myself like norm. Everyone had a great time and most everyone bought a lot of stuff. we leave our base at like 3:30 am so we will all be grumpy on the plain ride. Love you all and I will see you soon!

  • 26. Mom  |  July 26, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Hi Albie kid.
    I’m glad all has went well. I can’t wait to hear about your adventures. Your dad and I went up to the cottage over night. Poor Kyren wanted to come, but we had the truck stuffed. Next time she can come with us. See you soon – fly safe.
    Love, Mom

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