Mid-Year Update!

My goodness, is it July already? Where is this year going? The year 2013 is proving to be a busy but big year for the Dills in many, many ways. Here, let me catch you up…

In January, Logan turned 19 years old. He is currently taking classes at Jackson State Community College with plans of transferring to Middle Tennessee State University in the fall to study Audio Engineering.

In March, Shawn turned the big 4-0 and we couldn’t let it slip by without a small party. We planned and schemed and enlisted the help of some dear, mischievous friends. In the end, they helped us create a memorable night full of food, memories and laughs for the “old man”.

In May, Kaela celebrated her 16th birthday and Ansleigh and Bryleigh turned 5. I have been busy this week getting school supplies and uniforms so the twins can start school August 2nd!!! I still have trouble processing that thought since it seems like yesterday we were bringing them home from the hospital. Kaela got her first vehicle, a Ford Escape, and is looking forward to passing her driving test so she’ll be “mobile”. Say a prayer for her since her test is this Friday!

In June, our little Macie turned 3 years old. She is lively, funny and a sheer joy to be around. We also all took some time out of our busy schedules in June for family vacations. Shawn, LeeAnn and their kids went with LeeAnn’s family to Gulf Shores, AL for a week away while Tim, the girls, my mom and I made our first trip to Disney World. We all had a blast!

Tim and Shawn just finished another church league softball season, without injury, for which we’re all thankful. By day Tim is a financial planner/investor and Shawn is a project manager for ServPro. In their spare time, they have been busy installing sound systems in several area churches and schools (–a hobby that has almost become a part-time job). LeeAnn is a nurse at the hospital and has been working anywhere between 3 to 6 days a week all year long. And me, I’m just trying my best to stay ahead of these girls of mine and do my best to teach them right from wrong… while not going insane.

And then we’ve been singing… We’ve slowed down a bit but we’ve by no means stopped. We are excited to be heading out to Virginia this weekend and we’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new ones. Check out our schedule and come see us if we’re close! God has been so good to us and we’re so honored that He would allow us to share the Gospel with the world through music. We’re having so much fun in concert sharing the new music from our latest project, “Before the Rain”! I love all of the songs on the project but one of my absolute favorites to sing is “This Is How We Know”. I hope you’ll take a chance to sample the project and purchase it if you don’t own it yet!

Well, that hits the majority of the highlights for now… I hope this newsletter finds you doing well. We love you all and count you among our greatest blessing! Pray for us and we’ll pray for you!

Because of Him,

  1. Jesus Messiah Dill Sisters 0:46
  2. Little By Little Dill Sisters 0:44
  3. Wonderful, Merciful Savior Dill Sisters 0:52
  4. Good, Good Father Dill Sisters 0:27
  5. Amazing Grace (violin) Dill Sisters 0:22