Thursday, February 25, 2010

Praise the Lord!

I just wanted to say "Praise the Lord!" that Heston got a job! It is part time, but he is working with kids in an after-school program at a fitness center. He does so well with the kids and of course they love him! He certainly has a unique gift to connect with kids, and people in general for that matter. We are just continuing to pray that God will continue to open doors where he can use those gifts for His glory!

Thanks for your prayers and support - God will continue to lead us and guide us in HIS PERFECT WAY AND TIME!!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Hello! Anyone still read this? =)

Hello Everyone! I am really not sure if anyone still reads this blog anymore. If you do, leave a comment. I have been a horrible blogger since we moved here to PA about 2 1/2 years ago.

So, in the last 6 months since I blogged, what has happened?

Well, let's August 2009, my "baby" brother, Colton (18) moved in with us to go to RACC to study Business.

We bought a boat that we keep down in MD. Fun times! Amazingly it cost less than my first car =)

I started a new job at the same company in September. I go into Berks County schools and provide comprehensive behavioral health assessments, run in-school support groups, assist in interventions, give presentations, and communicate with concerned parents and caregivers. I really enjoy it!

Heston unfortunately became unemployed at the beginning of September, but God has been incredibly FAITHFUL and we have somehow always been able to pay our bills even though it doesn't seem possible. God has and continues to teach us many lessons. We are waiting to see what doors the Lord will open up, but we KNOW He has not forgotten about us!! God has blessed us with amazing friends and family. Their encouragement and support is amazing!

I graduated with my Master's in Mental Health Counseling from LBC on December 18. My entire family came to PA for the occasion and it was SO FUN to all be together!! My husband threw me a graduation party =) Call me crazy, but I really do miss being in school. My husband is happy to have me home in the evenings now that I am finally done with my internships, which I have been doing for almost a year and a half. Now I am studying for my National Counselor's Exam which I will be taking in April. The end goal is to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.

It was so fun having my whole family here and we had an early Christmas with them. And my mom and my sister got to stay for a few extra days =)

We had a wonderful Christmas with the Frey family and it was only the 2nd Christmas of our 6 1/2 years of marriage that we woke up in our OWN HOUSE!! It was great!

In January Heston turned the big 30. I threw him a surprise party and invited all our friends and family. I was able to pull of the surprise and it was so much fun!!

God continues to show Himself to us. We are truly blessed by a wonderful church family and so many friends living mere blocks away =) So fun!

I will try better to keep up with this blog.

And what post from me would be complete with a picture of Phoebe =)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Our 6th Anniversary

We decided to celebrate our 6th anniversary by taking a weekend trip down to Baltimore to enjoy the city, look at boats, and especially spend time with each other!

Our lives are very busy right now and it was so wonderful to get away and spend some quality time together. The city was AMAZING, the food was great, and our accommodations were wonderful! Our first night we got a 4 star hotel for 1/4 of the price! It was right at the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. We then got a coupon for 80% off and had dinner at a wonderful Thai place.

We enjoyed walking around the inner harbor and stopped to get dessert from the cheesecake factory. Yum!

The next day we went to look at boats

and ended up in NE Maryland in Elkton where we enjoyed our wonderful bed and breakfast. It was so neat!

We waited out a rain storm and then went out to the deck to enjoy the hot tub. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend. I can't beleive it ahs already been 6 years. Time sure does fly! I can't wait for many more wonderful years together.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


In just 2 more days, my whole family will be together!! My parents, Bryce, Bri & Colton are flying into PHL airport on Tuesday and then we are all headed to New York City! We are staying in New York and spending some time in the city. I am so excited!

I am so excited that we will all be together for Thanksgiving because it has been 10 years since we have all been together. I made so many lists and am so excited to cook all of the Thanksgiving food and enjoy my family. I am excited for them to see our house, where we live and work, and our church!

Hurry up and get here, everyone! Heston, Phoebe & I are so excited! Love you all and see you soon!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope you are able to spend some wonderful time with family friends.

OH, and we are already planning a midnight shopping trip Thanksgiving night. Fun times!

Friday, October 17, 2008

My husband kindly reminded me the other week that I have not updated our blog in FOREVER. It is the truth - sorry!

Things are busy here in the Frey household. The Lord is still teaching us much and we are continually waiting on Him to show us the next direction for Heston and his work. Praise the Lord that He has provided him a job until the next door is opened; I know many are not so fortunate. There are many opportunities, but the doors keep closing. We know the Lord has the perfect door opened and He will lead us to that door as long as we follow His will. We have learned a lot and I am so glad that we have a Heavenly Father who cares about us and loves us and wants what is best for us. Even though we don't always understand, we know He has a pefect plan for us.

I am staying very busy this semester with working full-time and school. I am taking 9 credits this semester and completing my practicum, which is 9 hours per week. After the first night of my practicum I knew I was in the right line of study/work; God made that very clear to me! I am so glad I have the opportunity to see and put my education into practice and look forward to the opportunities that lay ahead. In January I will be half way done with my master's - yeah!

We have been working on some of the finishing touches on our house and Heston was able to put a deck on the back of our house!! It is awesome. I am not sure if I have a "before" picture, but here is the end result!! Thanks, Babe for doing such an amazing job!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Our 5th Wedding Anniversary

I can't believe it has been 5 years since I became Kelli Frey. Yes, a lot has happened, but 5 years has flown by. I love my husband now more than ever and I think we still feel like newlyweds. Part of that may have to do with the fact that we felt like we were starting over when we moved to PA 1 year ago. A lot has happened even since being here in PA for one year. We know God has a plan for us and we are excited to see what that plan is. God is teaching us many lessons and for that we are grateful.

Last weekend we went to Philly to go to the King of Prussia Mall, IKEA and a Phillies game. We had a great time! We had a nice dinner at the cheesecake factory, thanks to a gift card.

Then Friday night, we had a date night and went and saw the new batman movie. That was great! Saturday morning, we slept in, had waffles for breakfast and then headed out. We went to Buca di Beppo's for lunch, which interestingly enough we went to on our wedding night.

Then we headed out to the outlets in Lancaster. We had a great time! We actually met up with some of our great friends as well. We shopped and found some great deals, had a quick dinner at Panera and then headed to Sight and Sound. We saw the production of In The Beginning and it was as amazing as anyone has described. We definitely want to go back again! It made the creation and fall so realistic.

Anyways, we had a great anniversary and we are excited that God brought us together and He chose us perfectly for one another. We are excited for His plans to continue to unfold for us. He is faithful to us and we are eternally grateful to Him.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Birthday

Today is my 27th birthday. Wow! That sounds old, but I don’t feel old. Today has been a great birthday. It started off with my husband wishing me a happy birthday before he left for work. My boss greeted me with a happy birthday and a gift. Then she took me out to lunch at a Mexican restaurant I have been wanting to try. She also bought Dilly bars from Dairy Queen for the office to enjoy. Yum! I returned to my office and had 2 beautiful bouquets of flowers waiting for me. One one from my parents and the other was from my wonderful husband. Pictures are below. Then I came home and Heston had Papa John's waiting for me =) That was the icing on the cake . Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes, cards, texts and phone calls. I feel so loved!

In celebration of my birthday, I decided to list 27 things that I am thankful for:

1. The salvation I have through the Lord Jesus Christ.
2. My wonderful husband, Heston, whom I have been in love with for 6 ½ years, and have been married to for almost 5 years.
3. My wonderful family who I love and miss very much!
4. My wonderful in-laws – I couldn’t ask for a better family to marry into.
5. My wonderful, beautiful black cat and baby, Phoebe Faye Frey; she makes me smile and feel loved no matter what.
6. Our wonderful house that God hand-picked for us. It has been so fun making it our own.
7. My wonderful job that has allowed me to get my foot in the door of a vocation of helping others.
8. The education that God has allowed me to receive, both at Northland and at Lancaster Bible College. I am so excited to continue my education and use the education God has allowed me to have to help others.
9. I am thankful for coffee, especially Starbucks!
10. I am thankful for the ability to read. Yeah for summers when I have time to read!
11. I am thankful for the wonderful friends that the Lord has placed in my life. Of course they are spread out all over the country, but I am thankful for the special times He has given us to share and for the love and encouragement I receive and can also give to each of them.
12. I am thankful for the wonderful church God has led us to. I know that was one of the biggest prayers and desires of our hearts when God moved us to PA that He would lead us to the perfect church that would meet our needs spiritually. He did just that and we are so very grateful!
13. I am thankful for music. I love the worship songs that cause me to reflect on Jesus Christ in ways that stir my soul! I am thankful for the way music can cause me to focus on Christ and Him alone.
14. I am thankful for the ocean and the wonderful peace and serenity it shows me.
15. I am thankful for watching the sunset. It shows the beauty of God’s creation and it is especially enjoyable when I am with my husband.
16. I am thankful for special date times with Heston. I am thankful that after 5 years of marriage, we can still find the time for special dates. Thanks, Babe!
17. I am thankful for God’s Word, the Bible, and for the ability to learn and glean wisdom and knowledge to apply to my life.
18. I am thankful for the ability to pray to Jesus Christ. I am thankful for the way God lays people and situations on my mind and prompts me to pray for them. I am thankful for this special relationship I can have with my Savior.
19. I am thankful for the times I can find a great deal while shopping, whether it is for groceries, clothes or things for our house.
20. I am thankful for the amazing smile I see on Heston’s face when I find the perfect gift, make a good meal, or do something special for him.
21. I am thankful for beautiful flowers. I may not be good at growing them, but I definitely enjoy their beauty.
22. I am thankful for God’s protection of me, my family and friends.
23. I am thankful for God’s provision. He never ceases to amaze me. He has given us so much and we can see His hand a work in our lives.
24. I am thankful for vacations, especially when I get to see my family. After being away from my family for so long, the times together always seem much more special.
25. I am thankful for my favorite foods: Mexican, pizza, tiramisu, and so many others!
26. I am thankful for my health.
27. I am thankful that God has given me 27 years here on Earth. I pray that I will grow closer to Him this year, learn to serve Him better, learn to be a better wife and grow in Him.