Wednesday, February 25, 2009


hey friends. just wanted to give everyone who reads my family's blog a heads up. there is a poll going on at chme up or chme down. whether or not we should keep that blog in running order.

so go vote one and all!


Wordless Wednesday!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My Valentine

Can you guess?!?!
My Dad! He's the absolute best Valentine!
(For now)
Love you Dad! Thanks for the great time!
--Sorry for the poor quality of pictures. We are so spoiled with Nicole's camera. And when she's gone... we're at a loss. (not only for that reason.)

Friday, February 20, 2009



make them wonder what you got...

make them wish that they were not...

on the outside looking in!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Do you know how it is when you're in the center of God's will, it is very easy to get discouraged? And it always seems that Satan works over time to bring you down?
Nicole is on tour for Bring Me Hope. Speaking to churches, youth groups, college's, small groups etc, about the orphans in China. She's been in Minnesota and Illinois for the last week and today is flying to Canada.
Please pray that she would be encouraged and that Satan would be put at bay. Also that the kids stories would be heard! And if you wouldn't mind praying for her family back at home. We're missing her! :)
Thanks on behalf of her, the kids, and her family!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Drum roll please!

Just wanted you to know that for the first time ever I will be going out with my valentine. Tonight I will get all dressed up in my red regency ball gown, put on my pearls, curl my hair into dozens of ringlets, and await for him to come and take me to dine.

Be watching for pictures and more details.

True Valentine

your mom and sisters come to your work...

bring sugar cookies that they made...

singing a love song to you...

hugs and smiles...

having all your co-workers 'ooing 'aahing over it...

knowing you have the best family in the world!

Thanks M0m, Grace, Beth, and Aubrey, for being mine. My Valentines! Love you to the moon... and back!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


... for days like these!

Hey all! just wanted to give you a little update on my life.

Work is going great. To those of you who don't know, i work at a small newspaper in Washington. I work in the accounting department doing the billing end of things. I have my own little desk and office space with a computer. Which makes me feel very important. ;) LOL! *(and yes i give MEMOS) We just finished month end, so now life goes back to normal around the office. We can have a little breathing room.

My cousin Anna, is staying with us til Monday so that's fun having her around. We always have crazy wonderful times.

On Friday night Nicole, Anna, and I are going over to watch 'Fireproof' with Kyle and his sister Krista. Our family watched it the other night and it's GREAT! I totally recommend it! But since Kyles cooped up were going to have a little party with him. Keep praying for continued healing for him.

Saturday i think I'll take a walk and soak up some of that sun and warm weather we're suppose to get!

That's a little look into my life... have a great weekend!

* FYI: You will only get this if your last name is CHMELAR!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Many of you are probably wondering if Kyle is still in surgery.  So I will bring him out of the hypothetical hospital of your mind to his house where he is sitting right now, doing VERY well.  :)  Now you are up to speed.