Thursday, February 22, 2007


This is Betty.
She was handmade by a lady named Betty in our church. Betty is actually pink, but I made her gray for added effect. She and God will guard our little Ruthie as she sleeps. Betty looks harmless....but she's not. She'll go medieval on you in a heartbeat...don't push her.
Look at her closely....she has a crooked smile. Beware of a binky with a crooked smile, they are always up to something.

Betty is one of the many toys in Ruthies new room that has a personality and comes to life when the lights are out, kinda like Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

check back at the Namtart blog often....for I will be introducing you to our newest toy friends.

We've got a T-minus 4 week countdown till the Ruthster comes rushing into this world and I can run around the hospital yelling "the eagle has landed!!!!"

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

Princess Maggie

This is Michael and Wrenn's daughter Maggie.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Momma's Photo shoot

Our friend Pete Artemenko took these photos at the Rippy's house the other day.
Check out his site when you get a chance:

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Baby Shower Pics

the Guthrie Girls
This is how Charlotte rolls..monogram everything!
Katie and Wrenn made this.


This would be a mult-tiered diaper cake.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Read This!!!

If you are reading our blog....there is a good chance I know you and possibly like you. But even if I don't know you or like you.......I still think you should read this book.
A) I never recommend books because I am not an excellerated reader.
B) It's an easy read and this guy uses my humor and speaks my language.

this book along with some other things (including God) are really expanding and changing the way I look at Life, Faith, Ministry, Family, and Purpose to name a few.

If you read this book and it doesn't perplex you or challenge you then A) I'll reimburce you B) I don't think you really read it.

God is Good,

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


The first time I saw him he was breaking into a locked dumpster at the Methadone clinic to drink the last few drops of medicine because he couldn’t afford anymore heroine. I walked closer to him and he begged me not to call the cops. I sat down behind the dumpster and listened to Billy’s story. He told me that he was 51 years old and he has been addicted to drugs and alcohol since he was 16 years old. I listened and tried to encourage my tired friend. He was sick of being addicted and he promised me that he was going to get clean….I didn’t believe him.So fast-forward 3 months. I’m in the public Library downtown and I hear this man yelling my name and walking towards me. I got nervous. It was Billy. He looked so much better than the times I had seen him in the dumpster. He proceeded to tell me that God had sent him angels to help him get clean and the I was one of them. I was confused. Someone scholar shipped Billy $12,000 to go to a really nice re-hab clinic and Billy has been clean and sober for over 90 days. Billy told me that he hasn’t been clean that long in 35 years. He thanks me for not calling the cops on him and listening to him instead. Billy is a new man. I thank you God that you make us all new!!!!I praise you for sending Billy as my angel to remind me of your incredible power and love.
God is Good,