Matthew 5 are the salt of the earth and the light of the world... let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and give glory unto your Father who is in Heaven...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


So, I was tagged in the the 5th folder, 5th picture game...and here's the pic I came up with...

This was in the van on the way to MEXICO!! What fun memories! Guys...lets go back soon!

Kait and Treese for tagging me...I've been needing to post for a while! hehe

...oh...and I tag Ashley Barret, the Waskos, and the Dowlings! :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

did someone say "CRAZY"?!?!?

Wow! my awesome bro Jordan is 14!!!

Jord, thank you for your joy!!! You are the one who makes everyone laugh until our sides are sore! You are the boy who has no fear. You are the one who always gets us together to watch a movie or play a game. You are the life of the party, the one who reaches out to new people when no one else will, the best grocery shopping buddy, and the most out going guy ever!

I love watching you play football, basketball, guitar, and drums. It's so awesome to see you put your whole heart into whatever you do.

Thank you for your example of a joyful spirit! You have such a contagious laugh and are truly a light for God's glory. Thank you for your sensitivity towards the Lord's word and convictions in your heart.

I love laughing with you Jordy and I know that it's always ok to be crazy if you're around because you'll join right in with me! haha

Love you SO SO much Jordan...and I can't believe that you are taller than me now! :D hehe Love ~your ferf

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

do we have the world's greatest photographer or what?!?!?!

Well everyone, Melanie Wasko has done it again! As you all know, the release date for our new CD is coming very soon(October 15th...we are SO EXCITED!!), and so about a month ago, Mrs.Wasko was SO very gracious (and brave!) to take on the NOT SO EASY task of shooting our pictures. (can you imagine taking pics of 9 crazy people, 9 different ideas, 9 individual smiles, and 18 squinting & blinking eyes?!?!?) I was amazed at how well they turned out...(considering that when she asked us for our ideas, we could only say things like "we wanna look like movie stars" or "we want something new and different" or " you have any ideas??" haha:) ) Nevertheless, I think she did an amazing job, so here are just a few of my many favorites.

Thank you SO, SO, SO much Mrs. Wasko! We are so blessed to have you as our faithful, kind, godly, funny, and patient photographer. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule, and blessing us with your talent! We appreciate, you and your family. We love you guys! :)

Let us know which pics you all like! :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

two bros and two more birthdays

Justin boy!! Happy 12th Birthday:)

mThank you for your happy heart and for ALWAYS making us LAUGH!! Justin you are so sweet to all of us and your caring heart provokes me and everyone that you encounter.

The Lord has given you such a good voice and I'm so excited that you are singing in the shows now! I love watching you faithfully do your school work, and I'm proud of you for how quick you learn, and how you've been such a servant to help JJ with his school!

I love you so much Justin, and I look forward to see what the Lord has in store for you in the future.

Joshua...17... oh my goodness...

mWow! I still feel 17! Josh, Thank you for being my brother and friend! You are always so sweet to me even though I don't deserve it! I have loved growing up with you as my "little" bro and I'm amazed at the way you have matured into the godly young man you are today. Thank you for your example of a hard worker, a leader among your brothers and friends, a humble heart, and a diligent student at TCC and enrichment.

I love playing guitar and singing with you. You are so talented at the guitar, bass, singing......and I can't wait to hear your #1 hit songs! :)

Love you so much bro.

love ~ferf:)
Oh, by the way...hope you like your present from your siblings;)
and one more thing...who's the model next to the tree??? :) haha love ya!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

fOr thOse Of yOu whO may be wOndering....

....yep.....STILL GOIN' STRONG!!!!!!

"Your words were found and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart."

~Jeremiah 15:16

Friday, September 19, 2008


We just returned from performing at the

GMC auto show

in Toronto,Canada.

some of the sweet new rides:)


On our way home, we stopped to witness one of the greatest wonders of the world...


niAgrA fAlLs


Dad said the last time he and Mom were at the falls was when they were engaged...almost 22 years ago! Soooo cute!!! :)

always laughing :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thanks Ferf=)

uuuuuuWOW!!! If anyone can make me sound that awesome, you know it'd be Ferf! Thanks so much Ferf for being so sweet to me and writing up such a nice tribute:) 19 years of growing up with you as my sister is one of the biggest blessings in my life.
gggggI've learned so much from you through the years and I depend on your friendship maybe a little too much! Every single day you extend kindness and care to everyone around you (who most of the time is your six siblings!) and I am provoked to follow your example of how you love all people and sacrifice your time for others.
jjjjjjjI LOVE all the fun little memories we have together like crying when we lost our first teeth, pretending like we were Indians for hours, falling into every single ditch on our street while learning to ride bikes without training wheels, dancing to Nsync (haha!), practicing our awesome soccer plays in the backyard(by the way, I'm nothing on the field without you!) Italian dressing on everything!, you always trying to put make-up on me(well , actually I don't like that but it's kinda funny:) practicing for talent shows the night before(and still winning!), singing "She'll be comin' round the Mountain" for 4 hours straight, chips and salsa (oh ya!), being hooked on American Idol (you should try out ferf!) listening to Oldies music in our Xterra, and thousands more memories that I've been blessed to share with you!
jjjjjjjRemember every year on the night before our birthday we would stay up so late in your top bunk-bed staring at the clock and the second it was midnight you would sing Happy birthday to me and then 2 minuets later I would sing to you??=) Ha!
uuuuuuThe Lord truly gave me the best sister in the world and there's no else who I'd rather share my birthday with!
hhhhI love you a ton and happy birthday girl! Thanks so much for being my little Ferf =) Love Jes

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

19 YeArS aS bEsT fRieNds:)


Jess, I can't believe that we are 19!!! WoW! I have absolutely loved growing up side by side with you and it is exciting to see where the Lord has brought us.
Thank you so much for being my amazing sister as well as my best friend. I am so blessed to have you as an example and role model in my life.
I love the times when we simply cannot stop laughing, when we stay up way too late talking, I love singing with ya, rocking the soccer field with you (well you're the one rockin it...and I'm just with you! haha), shopping, playing violin, running [even though you always beat me!...except that one time of course:) ], and writing new songs with you is always one of my favorite things to do! You and I have been blessed with so many opportunities to be together making memories. Some of my fav are: growing up in SGC, AWANAS, winning the 3 legged race:) (oh ya people!! we were the best! hehe), serving as counselors at triple r ranch for 3 weeks, baking like 20 pies one year for Thanksgiving, enrichment (senior year was the bomb!!07 baby!!), going to Mexico (let's go back!!!), algebra 2 (thanks for always being so gracious and willing to help me!!), driving in our sweet yellow Xterra, Na 08....the list is endless because every time I'm doing something with you, we end up making it a blast!
Jes, ever since I can remember, you have always displayed a servant's heart. I am always provoked by your example of being so quick to serve others and to always be the first person to welcome new people.

I love you so,sO, SO, SOOOOOOOO much girl and I love sharing a birthday with you! I can't wait to see what the Lord has for us this year and I am excited to make tons more memories with my fav sis ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love ~your one and only,
Yferf :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"testing, testing one, two, three..."

Over the past couple of months we have been working in the recording studio.
Even though recording is such a sweet and exciting experience, at the same time, it can be quite a long and arduous process! (you know like singing a song over 50 times, playing your guitar lead again and again, forgetting the words to your own song, 85 takes on the same fiddle part, having the worst laughing spell [Jes and me!! haha:)], working on a song for 5 hours straight...(so pretty much thinking you're all that, and then watching your self-arrogance drop significantly!!:)
Anyways, it all comes down to this week!! By the end of this weekend we are hoping to have everything recorded!! We are so excited to be on the last stretch and can't wait to hear all of our hard work in the finished product!

Here are some pics from our long crazy days in the studio:)

We have 8 brand new original songs!!! I love watching everyone come together even with our different styles, gifts and ideas to make for a diverse, interesting and fun CD!

Great job fam!! I've had so much fun making this CD with you all and I can't believe that we are almost done! You guys rock!! :)