Thursday, December 23, 2010

Brody's 2!

I cannot believe that my baby boy is now 2!  it is amazing that just 2 years ago he was fighting for his life and now he is running around, climbing everything and stealing all the Christmas m&ms!  i love him so!
Yes, those are his sister's john deere
nana and cosmo

this is what happens when you do not get a godzisz cookie cake- opps!


pinata time!

so precious

he was so excited to have a monkey on his back

loved his car and didn't want to open anything else up!

Grandaddy and lala

Merry Christmas

Looking back over the year,, we stand in awe of the awesome God we serve!  This time last year our little Amaya was in the hospital and the Christmas before, Brody was born and in the hospital.  So, this Christmas we rejoice! We are so blessed and thank the Lord for our family being healthy and all together! A year ago we would have never imagined that we would be working at such an amazing camp and raising our own support!  God has been so faithful and has truly taught us to walk by faith.  Trusting that the Lord would guide us to the ministry that He had designed for our family.  We have a busy year coming up which includes, New Year’s Eve bash, Ski trips, Father/ Son Weekends, and our regular summer season.  We begin the year running 90 miles per hour!  At our church, Living Water Baptist, we have been helping out with the student ministry.  David and I were asked to go on the Winter Retreat and David is the speaker for the weekend.  At camp, we just completely winterized our second cabin just in time for a group to come in January.  Then, we are so blessed to go to Nashville, TN to speak at a church that signed up with us to go to Mexico to build houses with Casas Por Cristo.  And finally, we end up in Florida, where David is the speaker for a Disciple Now weekend!!  You can keep up with us by checking out our facebook page, following us on twitter, or checking out our blog.  Our new website is up and running and we have added a place to set up a monthly donation or a yearly donation.  With every gift, you are giving  to further the Kingdom of Christ through Screamin’ Eagle Outfitters.  Thank you again for being apart of our ministry at SEO!
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and may we remember that our God sent His Son to this earth to be our Savior!  May we rejoice this Christmas for the true reason of the birth of Jesus Christ!  He is Alive!!!!
We love you all and May the Lord bless you all for your giving hearts!
my cool dude

                                                  so excited to decorate the Christmas tree
decorated or shall i say eating the gingerbread house

our first snow

maylee got me with a snowball

their snowman

the cousins

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mexico/Hueco Tanks

David and I were blessed to get to go together to Mexico for the first time.  We have always either been on different builds or one of us couldn't go!  Not only was it a blessing to get to go together but to get to go with our best friend Brittany, who is the missionary with Casas Por Cristo.  It was awesome to get to see her lead our group in the build.  I pray for the Ramirez family and I was blessed to be apart of their story!  I pray the Lord continues to keep them safe and warm this winter.  Not only did we get to build with YHC alumni but our favorite Rev. was apart of the group.

                                          the famous church from 10 years ago!
                                          lunch break
                                          the roof!
                                         laying the foundation!
                                         the family with their new home!
the rev's!!!!!!!!

We stayed a couple of days after the group to get to hang out with Britt and she took us to Hueco Tanks.  I bouldered for the first time on real boulders instead of a indoor climbing wall!  It reminded me of the good old days at YHC.   The memories flooded my mind while we sat on top of that huge rock in the middle of no where.  Tears fill my eyes just to think about those days and the friends we made at YHC.  I miss them! I never thought that 10 years later we would still be apart of each others lives like we are now!  We sat on that bouldering pad and it was like we were sitting on our dorm couch again.  Ten years worth of adventures and I can't wait for more.   I am thankful that I can now add Hueco Tanks to my memory of things we had together as 3!  
being goofy

                                          the beast
                                                    no explanation needed


This season we are so Thankful to our Lord!

We sit here writing this and we are overwhelmed by how much we are in awe of where God has our family and how thankful we are to be His servants! This Thanksgiving season, we pray that you can take a moment to truly thank the One who gave it all.  We stand with our hands held high in praise to God who has blessed us with three beautiful children, a place to call home and a ministry that we love and can truly say we love to go to work every day.  The dreams that we had are being fulfilled because of faithful people like you who give so graciously to our ministry... So thank you all!
This month we had a group from our old home church Bethlehem Baptist that came up to camp.  They spent the weekend serving at our camp, playing and worshipping.  It was so good to see familiar faces and to welcome them to SEO.  David spent a long weekend in Nashville, TN at a youth conference promoting our camp.  We signed two groups up for a Mexico Missions trip with Casas Por Cristo through SEO.  The phone has been ringing at camp with groups signing up for the summer and our hearts leap with joy.  A church donated materials and labor and we were able to winterize two of our four cabins.  Another SEO Champion met the need for a new commercial refrigerator at camp.  We are blessed more than we deserve and amazed at His work.

Our three precious children have kept us on our toes.  Maylee is now a reader!  She loves knowing how to read and we are no longer able to communicate by spelling things out because she can figure it out now!  Our new addition, Jax (Maylee’s dog) keeps her quite entertained and she has done a great job taking on the responsibilities of having a puppy.  Amaya has amazed us at how quickly she has learned her letters, sounds and numbers.  Some of her favorite things are dolls and barbies unlike Maylee who would rather be with animals and be outside.  And then there is wild man Brody, who loves to climb everything and get into everything.  We call him swipper from Dora because anything the girls play with he will sneak up and grab.  It is quite humorous to watch.  They bring so much joy to our lives and we are thankful! 
Keep up with camp life by “liking” Screamin’ Eagle Outfitters on Facebook, reading the camp’s blog at and following us on twitter (screamin_eagle_).  We love you all!
Jumping Off,
David and Michelle Godzisz

                                                       We just adore these guys!

                   Maylee pushes Jax around in this stroller and he doesn't care!!  Good Dog!

                                                            Doc loves camp life!

                                                                          Maylee doing the Trust Fall!

                                                            David leading low ropes!

                                 Maylee loves camp and being apart of the group with her 80's hair!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


well, we are finally getting into the swing of things!!!!  so far this fall, maylee turned 6, i turned 31, we have been on a mission trip to mexico, suffered through stomach viruses and now have head colds.  we had a group in this past weekend to SEO and now david is heading to nashville, tn to a youth conference.  he will be setting up a booth for SEO.  he is loving where God has called him to serve and we are enjoying working at camp.  i love being back in the mountains and thank God every time i leave the house and see the mountains.  i am truly thankful to serve a living God!  
 Here are few pics from this fall.......