2012 Recap

Happy New Year!

As we begin another year I have been looking back and enjoying all that 2012 was for us. Of course I could sit here and tell you all about the happenings of the last 12 months. Here are 12 highlights of 2012 deBruyn style-

1- Denny and Nicole attending a New Testament Survey class through the Leadership Development Institute at Hope CC.

Denny and Nicole teaching on Philippians in the New Testament Group Project

Denny and Nicole teaching on Philippians in the New Testament Group Project

2- Getting a raccoon out of our chimney twice in one day. Yes she was a biggun’ and she crawled out of one chimney and into the other (we have 3). It was a long, loud day that ended in her jumping to safety from our roof. She has relocated herself, but we don’t know where to.

Here is a photo of our 'coon. Yes, we did take the opportunity to take lots of photos!

Here is a photo of our ‘coon. Yes, we did take the opportunity to take lots of photos!

3- Speaking at Trinity Evangelical Free Church during a missions week there called “Why Europe? Why Now?”. It was a fun week sharing with people in the ABF classes and youth group about the work going on across Europe and how God called us to ministry there. The kids and Nicole met with the Sunday school kids and shared about how they are preparing for ministry abroad.

Denny sharing at Trinity EFC in April 2012

Denny sharing at Trinity EFC in April 2012

4- Nicole flushing her phone down the toilet. Well, it was one of the funnier things that happened this year so it should be a highlight, right;) Thankfully Denny loves to fix toilets-haha.

phoneintoilet

5- The birthday triple play in the spring. All three kids birthdays are in a 35 day time span. We celebrated Micah with Nicole’s extended family, Isaac had a board-game party, and Leah had a tea party.

kids in spring

6- Nicole’s road trip to Indiana with the kids to see her sister graduate from high school.

Nicole and Kristen graduation photo shoot

Nicole and Kristen graduation photo shoot

7- Weddings! Denny’s younger brother got married in June and his older sister got married in September.

Laura, Denny, Karen, Tom and Val

Laura, Denny, Karen, Tom and Val
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Laura's wedding day9-7-12

Laura’s wedding day
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8- Denny having the opportunity to go to the Boundry Waters for a week long trip with some friends.

Some of my friends who spent a few days in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, north of Ely, MN.  (We did almost 35 miles in 4 days!)

Some of my friends who spent a few days in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, north of Ely, MN. (We did almost 35 miles in 4 days!)

9- Denny and his dad taking all three kids to Wisconsin for the annual EAA airshow. The kids had a blast looking inside all sorts of airplanes.

Me with my Dad and the kids at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI

Me with my Dad and the kids at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI

10- Oktoberfest, or Kleintoberfest whichever you want to call it is okay with us. It looks as if Denny is really going to get into this holiday. Prost!

Denny Kleintoberfest 2012

Denny Kleintoberfest 2012

11- Celebrating the birth of our Savior with family. I (Nicole) look forward to these two weeks all year. I enjoy getting to spend an extended amount of time with my mom, sisters, and brother playing games and staying up all night talking. This year was no exception. One highlight from our week together was eating bear meat, yes you read that correctly.

Celebrating at the Ice Castle at MOA.

Celebrating at the Ice Castle at MOA.

12- Ending the year with an invitation to attend PT Live in April! We have been praying and working towards this goal for months. Praising God for the opportunity and praying for His continued provision towards ministry in Berlin.

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