"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully," Romans 12:6-8

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Christmas seems to be the holiday that involves the most family tradition. This year was a little different, amazing, but different. I would say it was a building year. The Harvey Family Christmas Eve was changed, the Wollbrincks spent Christmas in Chico, and I woke up next to my husband. It was a great feeling to be starting new traditions, things that will last and grow for years to come. I was so blessed to spend this holiday with both my family and my husbands family. Our celebration of Christ Birth began with church and a great Christmas eve dinner at the Harvey's home. Christmas morning, my parents joined us in our apartment where we read the Christmas Story from Luke 2, proceeded to open stockings and exchange gifts. The day only got better as we headed to the Harvey's for a day full of games, laughs, "pursuit of happyness" and a great dinner of soup and salad. Although it did not have that same "feel" of our traditional Christmas, it felt even better. Surrounded by family, engulfed in love, saved by grace!

Christmas Eve:

Christmas Day

"Suddenly a great company of heavenly hosts appeard with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest heaven and peace to the people with whom his favor rests.' When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the sheperds said to one another, 'let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.' So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in the manger." Luke 2:13-16

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gingerbread Houses

Tonight, there was a very important, very intense gathering for the purpose of gingerbread house making! Strategies were secretly discussed, utensils were horded, and messes were made.. It was a very fun evening spent with friends, talking about life, laughing and enjoying this special time of year. Thank you friends for a great night!

Alright... We would love your input. Out of the houses pictured below, which is your favorite?

A) Christmas Camp

B) Haiti 2010

C) Christmas Cottage

D) No name

"He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of His kingdom for ever."
2 Samuel 7:13


On Thursday December 16th, I was pinned as a graduate of Nursing School. It has been a long road to this point in life. Many, many, many classes, late nights spent studying, early mornings spent praying, and days filled with stress. However by the grace of God, I am now preparing for my NCLEX and finished with school. Although I do not know what God has in store for my future, I know that my past has been filled with amazingly supportive family and friends. I am so thankful for the support, encouragement and prayers that were showered upon me the past two years of nursing school. I am blessed
(pictures taken by Casey Wollbrinck, edited by Jenee Harvey)

“And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:2-4

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ending one of lifes chapters..

Today I ended one chapter in life... Today was my last day in a classroom as a Butte College Nursing Student. As I look back over the past two years, it can't help but to feel so blessed for all that happened. All the new people I met, the experiences the Lord granted, and the knowledge I acquired. As I look to an unknown future, I am filled with excitement, hope and anticipation for the plan the Lord has. What better way to celebrate the ending of one chapter and the beginning of another by taking pictures of two of the cutest little boys around. Today was a day filled with true Christmas Cheer.. enjoy!

"Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself." 1 Samuel 18:1