November 29, 2009, 9:39 pm
Filed under: Family, LOVE, Personal

Well it’s been a while since I’ve blogged so I wanted to bring everyone up to date on the life of the Lopers and share a few things that Andrea & I are so thankful for.

Even with times that are challenging financially as I search for full-time employment God keeps providing. Andrea & I have so much to be thankful for. We are thankful that God has provided freelance hours for me during these past several months while I’m looking for employment and Andrea is out on maternity leave.

I am so thankful for the way God is moving at C3 Church. We have so many people coming to know and depend on Christ during these trying times. I am so thankful to be a part of the Management Team that God is using to impact the community.

And last but certainly not least we are so thankful for our new little son Dallas. Obviously with Dallas celebrating his 10 week birthday today he has been keeping Mom & Dad pretty busy but he has been the bright spot in our challenging year. At 10 weeks he is wearing 6 month old clothing. As of last Wednesday he is 14 lbs, 10 oz and 25.3 (over 2 ft tall!)  inches long. Dallas is totally off the charts for height & weight. It could be that his grandfather (Andrea’s Dad) is 6.5′ and his great grandfather was close to 7′ tall so we think he might  have the tall gene.

So a mixed bag of good and challenging but God has been very good to us and as long as we have Him and family we will be fine!

Now consider yourself updated!


September 23, 2009, 9:20 pm
Filed under: Family

Words can not begin to describe the last 4 days of my life. My incredible, handsome little boy came in to the world on 10:45pm on Sunday, September 20, 2009. I thank God that He took care of my beautiful wife as she labored for 26hrs to push Dallas Isaiah Loper in to the world. I thank God that He protected my little man as he made his way into our lives. Thank you Lord for your blessings of new life!




The Delivery Dream Team!


The best wife & mom, ever!

Picture 1

My Family!

Happy Birthday Andrea!
June 18, 2009, 9:58 am
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To my beautiful wife. You are the most beautiful woman in the world! You are the glue that holds our house together. You will be the best mom ever. You will be the hottest mom ever. I love waking up beside you in the morning and I love going to sleep next to you at night. Even though life gets tough at times I know we can make it through together. Thanks for letting me lean on you many times. Thank you for loving my mom unconditionally. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. You are the best friend that I could ever have. I really do love you beyond what my feable attempts to put into words allows me to communicate. I love you Andrea, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

A Special Memorial Day
May 25, 2009, 2:20 pm
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Today is a truly special day for me. It is not only Memorial Day but it is also the day that my Dad was born. My Dad, Dallas Burnell Loper, would have turned 84 today. My dad also fought courageously in WW 2 in the US Navy and the US Army.

My dad never really talked about WW2 too much but I know that he served on the USS Atlanta (Destroyer) and that he served proudly in the Army. So I don’t know much but I do know the important part. He loved his country so much that he fought in the war to end all wars so I can live free in the greatest country on the planet, The United States of America. So to my Dad who left his life here and now resides in Heaven I want to say thank you! I also want to wish you a happy birthday Dad. I am so proud that your grandson will bear your name when he comes into this world on September. I love you Dad and I miss you so much!

USS Atlanta

The WW2 Destroyer, USS Atlanta my Dad served on.

WW2 Memorial

WW2 Memorial in Washington DC.

High School Musical
May 14, 2009, 9:17 am
Filed under: Andrea, Family, LOVE, Personal, Pop Culture | Tags: ,

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more about “High School Musical“, posted with vodpod

Haven’t Blogged Lately
March 16, 2009, 8:25 am
Filed under: Andrea, Family, Personal, vacation

Here’s the deal. I haven’t blogged since March 5th because to be honest, we’ve been pretty occupied. We went on vacation down in Ft. Lauderdale and had a blast and then was pretty busy the latter part of last week catching up at work. Then over the weekend we had a big birthday party on Friday, an unexpected all-day hospital visit on Saturday (Mom & baby are fine), and church/community group yesterday. Now we are heading off for a follow-up Dr. visit for Andrea and then it’s full steam ahead this week. So when I get a little more time I will sit down and write a thoughtful blog but for right now this will have to do. See you later!

Trusting Again
March 5, 2009, 11:21 am
Filed under: Andrea, Family, Personal | Tags: , , ,

I have written about trust many times in my blogs. I have written how trust is always a choice and many times is not easy. Well, I find myself making the choice again. And it is not easy because everything within me wants to doubt and worry. Andrea & I are entering a new chapter in our lives as we prepare for our new little life. Today I find myself overwhelmed but I am making the choice to trust totally in God. There is nothing that happens in our lives that doesn’t pass through our Lord’s hands first. Andrea & I are so excited but we are totally overwhelmed at times. I know that is natural and we don’t feel as prepared for this new chapter in our lives as we might have thought but we are still looking forward to our new life none the less and we know God has everything in His control.

So today I will:

Proverbs 3:5-6 (New International Version)

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.