As 2013 Ends…

Here is our Christmas Letter for this year!

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Dear Family and Friends,

As you all know, we moved to New Mexico in December 2012. We found a home and moved in just in time for Christmas. We closed on our house in January. In February, we became members of Central Baptist Church. It is a much larger church than what we are used too but we connected with the people in our Sunday School class and there are many programs, activities, and ministries that have allowed us to feel at home there. By summer, we all had adjusted to our new home and with autumn came busy schedules. Throughout the year, we have met amazing friends and are grateful that God has given us family away from home so quickly!

Shane has finally completed his training to become a Flight Engineer. It was a long journey but he is now enjoying his career more so than he did before. As a part of a flight crew, he travels more frequently but he has already traveled to some amazing places in the past few months!

Alysa is currently not working outside of the home but has been keeping busy with many activities. She is in the church choir and helps in the church library. She is also a women’s core-group leader with Community Bible Study and she teaches a Crafting Through the Bible class for the homeschooling co-op kids. She is still a Juice Plus+ Distributor as well.

Kendal and Audrey will be turning 7 and 5 in January. Both girls are also involved with many activities. They are in Awana clubs, Kid’s Central, Community Bible Study, and they play soccer on local teams. We started out the year homeschooling but after a lot of prayer and wise counsel, we decided to put Kendal in a public elementary school. So far she is enjoying the classroom setting but we are still in the process of getting her caught up academically. Please keep her in prayer as she adjusts to the new routine. Audrey is now able to have more one on one time with Alysa and Shane which has been a blessing.

Noriko has been a part of our family since August! She is an exchange student from Okinawa, Japan (which is where we were stationed for 4 years). She will be staying with us for the entire school year. She is attending the local high school, participates in dance classes at a local studio, and attends youth group at church. The girls absolutely love their new big sister! Shane and I have enjoyed having her here.

This year, we are planning to spend Christmas in Iowa with Shane’s family and New Year’s in Michigan with some of Alysa’s family. We are also hoping to take a trip to Delaware to see Alysa’s family sometime before the school year ends so that we can take Noriko to places like Washington DC. Please pray that we can work out the timing, finances, and Shane’s leave approval so that we can take these vacations!

As 2013 comes to a close, we have been reflecting on the changes our family has experienced throughout the past year. It has been said that “Change is always in your favor when you are walking with the Lord.“ Overall, we have had a very good year!

May “the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace” this Christmas season and new year! (Numbers 6:24-26)

Love, Shane, Alysa, Kendal, Audrey, & Noriko

I’m Excited!

My family and I have been enjoying Juice Plus+ for 4 months now! My family’s second shipment (another 4 month supply) will be arriving in the mail this weekend so we can continue our journey! On top of that I am a new distributor for this great whole food nutrition! My husband’s cholesterol has lowered significantly, my IBS has been manageable without prescription medication for the past two months, and I KNOW that my kids are getting their FULL daily servings of fruits and vegetables.

If you haven’t heard about Juice Plus+, the first thing I want you to know is that it’s not a juice you drink. It’s whole food nutrition put into capsules. They contain 17 fruits, vegetables, and grains (gluten-free). They also have a line of chewables available in adult or child supplies.

Many doctors fully endorse and recommend Juice Plus+ to their patients because it is a whole food product as opposed to a nutritional supplement (it has a nutrition label NOT a supplement label. We know that it takes the synergy of thousands of phyto-nutrients to maintain a healthy body, not just the few fractionated nutrients found in most supplements. It’s not the quantity that’s important, but the quality, that counts–excessive “supplements” can be toxic. You can’t overdose on Juice Plus+ because whole food provides balance and harmony. Juice Plus+ is the next best thing to eating fresh, raw fruits and vegetables! Most people who have never heard of it think that it is just another “health” product that people try to make money off of. The difference with Juice Plus+ is that there are major universities & companies who have done scientific research on Juice Plus+ specifically and back up the product based on their studies. You can read the research on the website here.

As we have all witnessed in the media over the last couple of years, health issues have become a central focus. Childhood obesity, diabetes, and the negative effects of drugs are just a few. Poor eating habits and inactivity are on the way to becoming the Number 1 cause of preventable disease. The best way to safeguard your health is to adopt preventative measures, i.e. maintain a healthy lifestyle which boosts your immune system and keeps you mentally and physically strong.  Juice Plus+ has a children’s health study for kids 4 & older. A child can get their supply of Juice Plus+ Chewables for free (for up to three years) with a purchase of an adult supply of Juice Plus+!

Juice Plus+ should not take the place of a healthy diet. Instead, it should help you and your family bridge the gap between what you are eating and what you should be eating. There is a GREAT video (15 min) on my Juice Plus+ home page that explains how Juice Plus+ is made and how it works!

Feel free to ask me any questions! My contact information is on my Juice Plus+ homepage:

www.alysajuiceplus.com

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Disclaimer: Juice Plus+ is not a medicine, treatment, or cure for any disease or condition. It is whole food based nutrition that complements a healthy diet and provides the healthful benefits of adding nutrition from 17 fruits, vegetables, and grains to your diet.

Juice Plus+

 

Juice Plus+: Have you ever heard of Juice Plus? I just became a distributer for this great product! Juice Plus+ helps people get their FULL daily servings of fruits & vegetables in capsule or chewable form (to be used in addition to also eating fruit & veggies). It is considered FOOD, not medicine or vitamin. It has no added sugar. It is really good for the immune system, DNA, pregnancy, cardiac, etc. My sister Jenn sells it and is using it instead of prenatal vitamins. Shane, the girls, and I have been taking it for 3 months now. It has definitely helped me with my Irritable Bowl Syndrome. There are many testimonials of different things it has helped with in different people. More importantly though is the value of making sure you are getting the nutrients you need! There is a GREAT video on my Juice Plus+ home page that explains how Juice Plus+ is made and how it works!

The website has a lot of information, videos, research studies, etc. on it. Most people who have never heard of it think that it is just another “health” product that people try to make money off of. The difference with Juice Plus+ is that there are major universities & companies who have done research on Juice Plus+ specifically and back up the product based on their studies. You can read the research on the website here.

Also, in case you are interested, they have a children’s health study for kids 4 & older. A child can get their supply (gummies) of Juice Plus for free with a purchase of an adult supply (capsules or gummies).

www.alysajuiceplus.com