Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Let the Battle Begin

I am trying my hand at vegetable gardening this year. Our fence falling down in a storm enabled us to rebuild a new fence closer to the street and gain some sunny real estate space.

So I decided to build some raised garden beds and try vegetable gardening. I am worried it will be me against all the wildlife but I am up for the challenge.

The girls were amazing helpers in making the beds. They helped shovel the dirt and rake the dirt in the beds.

Brianna is so much like me (Elise). Her high for the day was getting self serve frozen yogurt and helping mom in the yard. She is such a hard worker. I was seriously impressed with her stamina. I think I might have a future gardener.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012

Check out our beautiful girls. We had a gorgeous Easter Day and lots of fun outside.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Our Dear Friend

Thank you everyone for your prayers. Please continue to pray for Matt's wife Molly and daughter Harper.

Matthew Robert Nagel, age 35, beloved son, husband and father, went home to the Lord April 4, 2012 at KU Medical Center after suffering a stroke. He passed peacefully from the arms of his love to the arms of his Savior.

Matt was born January 12, 1977 in Kansas City, MO to Brian and Vicki Nagel of Spring Hill, KS. He graduated from Kansas City Christian High School and later from Kansas State University. He worked in church ministry, construction management and most recently in non-profit community development at The Hope Center, as Director of Operations. In addition to cheering on the Wildcats, he enjoyed spending time outdoors in Colorado, and taking care of his precious girls.

He is survived by his bride of nearly 10 years, Molly Heintzelman Nagel, their daughter Harper, his parents, his brother Mark and family, and his treasured extended family and countless devoted friends. They will miss his tender heart, fierce devotion, buoyant smile and contagious, steady faith.

A memorial service to celebrate Matt’s life will be held April 5, 2012 at 4pm at Heartland Community Church, 12175 S. Strangline Rd, Olathe, KS 66062.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to The Hope Center –

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Call to Prayer

Please, please pray for our friend Matt Nagel, age 35 , his wife Molly and daughter. This family needs a miracle and has already been through so much this last year. Matt suffered from a stroke while running with friends Sunday. He received two surgeries and was responsive, but is non-responsive today & now going into induced hypothermia so that the swelling (which is a 32 on a scale of 1-20, 20 being highest risk for damage due to swelling) can possibly go down. His wife and family have been told that the doctors have done all they possibly can.

PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM - that the swelling goes down as his body cools. He is in the highest risk for damage caused by swelling over the next couple days.

For more information you can follow his journey on CarringBridge: