Monday, August 01, 2005

August 1, 2005

Mom is still caring for Krystal. Krystal is recovering well-but it will be a slow recovery. Terah has been a little under the weather as well. She has been staying with Mom while Jon is on the road. Mom has opened her own little hospital. Amanda and Aaron spent some time at Mom's today visiting Krystal. We are going to a prison this weekend, and Mom, Shellye, Kristi, Amanda, and their children are going on the road this weekend. We are trying to get the new bus ready for the new baby. We can't wait to spend the weekend with her. It's been over a year since we had a little baby. Speaking of babies- we have a new nanny at home. Her name is Holly- Zack's sister. We are really excited to have her on board!

Keep us in your prayers!

Love,
Kelly

Saturday, July 30, 2005

July 29, 2005

Wow! Have we been busy! In the midst of all sorts of thing going on right now, Krystal had to have a minor sinus surgery. She didn't do as well as expected, but she is recovering. She has all of that packing in her nose, and she says it makes her feel like she's choking. Mom has been running a hospital at her house taking care of Krystal. She has also been helping Shellye with Emma and Ashleigh while Jason is on the road. I spent a lot of time this week with Mom- swimming and just spending time with her. I feel like even though I'm around her all the time, I don't get a lot of quality time with her. I like to spend time with her when she is just being a mother and a grandmother. She enjoys that too! We are on the road now- and having a great time. Keep us in your prayers!

Love,
Kelly

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

July 26, 2005

Wow! Has it been awhile!! Let me catch you up!!!!! On Thursday we welcomed Miss Emmaleigh Love Crabb into the world and into our family! She is precious!!! I'm sure you read all the details and saw the photo on the site! We will have new photos really soon! "Emma," her Mommy, Daddy, and Ashleigh are all doing great! They wanted to say thanks to everyone for the gifts, flowers, cards, phone calls, and prayers! Emma is adjusting well to her new house and her family. We were scheduled to sing in Virginia on the day she was born. Allison, who works in our office, is originally from the same area in Virginia- so she drove me, Adam, Aaron and Terah there as soon as Emma was born. We made it just in time for the service- but it was incredible! We were a little nervous to sing without Jason, but God never lets us down. Mom and the girls stayed at home to help out with Ashleigh and Emma. Mark Toney had us in Spartanburg, SC with Avalon! We love working with them! We also were with our friend Ricky Perkins in Pembroke and Higher Ground Baptist Church! What a great time! Terah's in-laws, Greg and Charlotte Ritchie have been visiting. We all swam at Mom's yesterday. Terah, Jon, Greg, and Charlotte spent the night with Mom. They came at just the right time- Mom had Greg doing all kinds of handy-man chores around the house! He's been around Jeff Easter far too long- he's "Mr. Fix-it!" I'm going to go now and see Emma- she makes me want another baby girl- but I'll let that phase pass!

Love,
Kelly

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

July 20, 2005

We are all excitedly helping Jason and Shellye prepare for the new little one. The big thing we need to do is hurry and come up with a name for her. Our family is passing around a stomach bug. When we get these bugs we tend to keep them in the family for awhile. Amanda, Kristi, Krystal, and Ashleigh have all been really sick. I think we've passed it around to everyone else, we're all just crossing our fingers that we are immuned enough to miss it. Jason and Shellye have been trying to get Ashleigh well and prepare for the new one. They are getting good practice on having two children. I know what struggles Jason and Shellye went through with their miscarriages- that it makes me so excited that God has blessed them. If anyone deserves children, it is them- they are such good parents! Please keep Shellye, the baby, Jason and Ashleigh in your prayers tomorrow during the birth of the baby and as they make the coming adjustments.

Love,
Kelly

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

July 19, 2005

We are busy, as always. Yesterday mom, Aaron and Amanda had a meeting with Beckie Simmons that lasted almost all day. They were meeting about some really exciting things to come. God is really using my sisters-in-law. They are going to be more involved in the business side of what we do. I think that it great- and so does Mom. We spent the rest of the day getting ready for parties. We had Edie's birthday at Krystal's house and Shellye's shower at Shellye's house. We were preparing food, getting decorations, picking up cakes, etc. There is never a dull moment with a family this size. Continue to keep Jason and Shellye in your prayers as they are getting ready for their new little girl! We can't wait!

Love,
Kelly

Monday, July 18, 2005

July 18, 2005

We made it home safely! When two-thirds of your life is spent on the road- you never take a safe trip for granted. We had a great weekend! Mom got to go with us on the road this weekend- she doesn't get to go very often, so that is always a treat! Thursday we had a great time with the folks from J & J music at a private event in Gatlinburg. Friday we were at an outdoor event with Dr. David Jeremiah. The event was great and the promoter did a fantastic job, but the weather was not quite so cooperative. It rained several different times- I mean it rained!!!! We even had to wait on the rain a few times before we could sing. There was also a horrible wind storm. There was a hotair balloon, and Jason, Hope and I took a ride. Right after we got out, we stood and watched the wind pick up the truck that was attached to the balloon and blow the balloon right into a power line. See what I mean about being thankful to make it home safe? Saturday we had a great time with Frank Arnold. We were also with the Dove Brothers and Aaron Wilburn. Mike, his brother Jeff, Jeff's wife Kim and cousin Karen sang as a group on Saturday. It was a highlight. I am so proud of my husband and his family! He is the most talented man I know! Yesterday we sang on the General Jackson- there were two sold out concerts. It was a fun day! Today we are preparing for Shellye's baby shower tonight and for Edie's birthday this evening!

Continue to keep us in your prayers!

Love,
Kelly

Friday, July 15, 2005

July 15, 2005

I thought I'd take the blog for Kelly today. They are singing in New Albany, MS at a crusade with Dr. David Jeremiah. They are really looking forward to it. We are in the process of moving our Kentucky office to Tennessee and combining the two. We always move something after CrabbFest. It's almost routine- CrabbFest and then move. I have some great news! Last night we were talking about God and about various topics. My five-year-old Cameron began asking me questions about being saved. I explained to her the plan of salvation, and she said she wanted to pray. We prayed and she accepted Jesus into her life. A child is never too young to make the decision to live for Christ. I know He has awesome plans for her life! Thanks for all the prayers for our family!

Love,
Krystal

Thursday July 14, 2005

We are still recovering from CrabbFest! We are all exhausted! It is a time of spiritual renewal and revival, but physically it is draining. We are all resting up and getting ready to go back on the road. We are singing tonight at a Private Event for J & J Music in Gatlinburg. We are really excited. Mom is going with us. Shellye had a doctor's appointment today. She was really hoping they would go ahead and induce her labor, but they told her she is not ready. I know she is not feeling the greatest. The last week of a pregnancy can be miserable- yet exciting all at the same time! She is finishing all the last minute details of the baby's room and preparing Ashleigh for her new baby sister. I don't think she knows exactly what to think. We are working on getting Hope ready for school and trying to find the best option for schooling her on the road. Say a prayer for us- it is a challenge. We want to make the best decisions for her. Continue to keep our entire family in your prayers!

Love,
Kelly