Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas to our dear family and friends,

Mike and I think of you often and we pray that this greeting finds everyone healthy, happy and blessed. We are so thankful for each of you and the many memories we have shared together. Thank you for your love, support and many blessings you have been to us, our lives our rich because of you.

We thought it might be time to send a little update on the Higley family from Sacramento. We ended 2008 and started 2009 with a family trip to Disneyland. Ashley and Scott met Desyrae, Ryan, Mikey and us where we proceeded to spend five fun-filled days and nights in the Happiest Place on Earth. We definitely still love Disneyland we seem to never outgrow it.
In February, Mike and I went on a Cruise down to Cabo San Lucas with ‘The Pacific SW District’ on our Pastor& Spouse Retreat. We so love our Church and PSW District, they have been such an encouragement and blessing to us through the years. Mike and I also celebrated our 27th anniversary in March. He is still the love of my life and my best friend.

And the news that beats all news of the year…


Desyrae and Ryan were blessed with a son, Eli Michael, our first grandchild to hold in our arms and spoil rotten. Eli was born May 9 and has been a joy for every minute of every day since. We treasure our time with Eli and love to snuggle and kiss those chubby cheeks.
I finally have Fridays off (not a furlough Friday). This is a huge blessing and has allowed us to spend quality time this past summer on the California waters in our boat. We have enjoyed some incredible days at Lake Tahoe, Lake Tuolumne, Shasta, Whiskeytown and New Melones Lake not to exclude the Sacramento River, which is practically out our back door. There is nothing more rewarding and relaxing than being in the midst of God’s Awesome Creation.

Then…we were extremely blessed to spend 5 incredible days with friends in Cabo at the Hilton Resort. This was a love gift from a dear friend and it was a dream vacation that we will never forget. God has been so incredibly good to us this year and we never want to take His blessings for granted.
As we remember the past year and look forward to the New Year, we are excited for all that God has in store for our family and yours in 2010. During this Christmas Season we pray that you remember that the ‘reason for the season’ is JESUS! May you have a Christ-blessed Christmas and may His blessings overflow to you and your family in the coming year.

All our love - Pastor Mike, Robin and Mikey

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Six Days in Paradise - June 2009


We shared six wonderful days on a dream

vacation with friends in Cabo San Lucas.

God exceeded all our expectations and imagination.

We were pampered, spoiled, dined and entertained

Amidst His Awesome Creation .