Wednesday, December 18, 2013


So, in the last week, I have been told the following:

1.  Dad, myself, and my 2 younger brothers were somewhere together.  An older man that we had just met looked at Keith Grimm and Matt, and exclaimed "there is no doubt you two are brothers".  He then proceeded to look at dad and I and said "and you two are no doubt brothers also".

2.  Another man that I had not seen for a long time, told me at the dealership "boy, you sure filled out into quite the man".  Thinking he was joking, I said "yeah pretty fat huh?"  He then tells me "it's ok".

Not sure what to deduce from these recent experiences.  It is either:

1.  Being 6' 2", 180 lbs, and having a bald spot on my head makes me fat and 50 years old.


2.  Some of us are better judges of appearance than others.


3.  Maybe both 1 and 2.... :)

It made me thankful that the Lord is pure, holy, and righteous, and that His judgments are always correct.  For that we can be eternally thankful.  2 Timothy 4:8.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Who Missed Christmas?"
Thankful for an inspiring Sunday School Christmas program this afternoon.  Their message was "Who Missed Christmas?"  Are we like the inn keeper too busy with daily business or Herod too full of self?  Or are we like Mary, the wisemen, and the shepherds who didn't miss out?  Let's not get too wrapped up in Christmas plans, cards, baking, etc and miss Christmas!  A good reminder to us all!

Thursday, November 28, 2013


"Give thanks unto The Lord, for His mercy endureth forever"

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ancestor funeral card

Sorry about doing another blog post about my great, great, great grandpa (Henry Grimm Sr), but cool things keep coming up.  Thanks to Mark Grimm (Morton, IL) for giving me this "funeral service" card from 1904.  This is about 3" wide and 6" tall and must have been handed out at his funeral service.

This is the man who fought Indians at the end of the Civil War, and was wounded twice with arrows (which are still on display in Topeka Kansas, see previous blog post).  He later gave his life to Jesus, and was a successful farmer/rancher in Volland, Kansas (where his farmstead still stands to this day).  See previous blog post.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Quick snapped a few photos of the kids playing "Church". As usual the boys couldn't agree on anything so they decided to both be the preacher. LOL.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Did they kill someone?

Last night we did the East Peoria bike trail and then ate supper at Avantis. 

We were sitting there eating, when Buzz looked over at the restaurant fountain. He turns to Amber and asks "mom, did they kill someone?".

What a guy.....

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jeep ride!

A Saturday afternoon jeep ride to Lily. 

Great times!

Thursday, October 3, 2013


I'm sure Nate and Laura Wiegand feel the same way, but Amber Grimm and I are so overwhelmed with thanksgiving to our Goodfield Apostolic Christian Church family. What an amazing body of believers! Thanks for your support and love as we begin this new chapter serving in the pulpit ministry. While we feel unworthy and weak, we know that God's will is perfect and that He never fails! I pray that my thoughts and desires will always be pushed aside, and that the Holy Spirit will work mightily in our Church (and in all Bible believing congregations), as He has so many times throughout history. Our God is indeed an awesome God!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Treasure moments!

Lord help me cherish these moments!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Pictures of arrows that wounded my Grimm ancestor.

Many thanks to Jody (Grimm) Baum for supplying these pictures of the arrows that wounded my great, great, great grandfather in 1865.  They are on display at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka, KS.  A quick call I made to the museum confirmed they are still there.  I can't wait to go to Kansas to do some good old fashioned family heritage touring...... :)  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Salmon Dinner!

A while ago we auctioned off a salmon dinner at a local charity auction with Kurt and Joan Plattner. Last night we hosted the winning bidder, Bob and Ellie Pflederer from Morton, along with their Zimmerman siblings. What a great night with some amazing mentors and Christ filled souls!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Before iPads

While sitting around enjoying the evening tonight, Jayden asked me what kind of iPad I had when I was little. 

This led to very interesting thoughts and reflections as I told him that not only did we not have iPads but we also did not have Ipods, laptops, cell phones, or cd's.

He stared at me for what seemed like an eternity. I could tell his "wheels were spinning" up in his head.

Finally, in a completely sincere voice, he asked "what did you do back then?".

This eventually led to an insightful conversation about pay phones, cassette tapes, hardback books, paper magazines, landline phones, green screen computers, and other extinct or almost extinct technologies. 

Thankfully, our God and His Word does not change!  For that we can be so grateful!

Creation Museum!!

What a great time with some awesome friends visiting the Creation Museum. 

Thanks Corbin and Katie Stoller and Troy and Tenille Stoller for some fantastic memories!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Grimm ancestor heritage update!

My great, great, great grandfather, Henry Grimm I, fought Indians at the Battle of Platte Bridge Station in 1865. Just found out that the arrows he was wounded with are on display at this museum, less than 60 miles away from the stone built farmstead he built in the 1850's. A gold mine for a history buff like me! Looks like a trip to central Kansas is in my future.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Grimm family homestead in Kansas!!

For all those Henry Grimm Sr. decedents out there, check out this link. Great job to my friend Matt Wyss for researching his wife's heritage, and taking action to find the original Grimm family homestead in Kansas. Very cool blog post with great photos.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

A "Grimm Great Adventure"

Finally getting some photos posted from our Oregon trip.  Had a great time being together as a family, renewing and strengthening some Christian friendships, and enjoying God's amazing creation.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Travel woes.....

This is what happens when a young family fights unbelievable 4th of July weekend traffic for 9 hours in a minivan.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

10 years

10 years, 4 kids, and a mortgage later. Here we are babe!

I love you with all my heart!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

What Buzz always dreamed of...

During summer break Amber has the boys do misc activities to keep them busy. Last week they had to write a story about a "magical place". The following is Andrew's account:

"Once upon a time, I woke up into a magical world.  It had everything I ever dreamed of....... It had a dog."

Since my guilt from hearing this couldn't overcome my dislike for pets, we wondered what to do.  Then Andrew was given "Jingle" and now all is well. 

Thanks Mary Wettstein for fulfilling his dreams!  :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

God's amazing grace

What an awesome evening witnessing the testimony and baptism of a 95 year old man. The power of the Holy Spirit is amazing!  May God's richest blessings be with you Cecil Nohl and family!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Awful" mom and dad

At times, we have the kids say out loud prayers before bed.  Jayden often thanks God for giving him an "awfully nice mom and dad".

A few weeks ago, Macy was saying her prayers.  In a very sincere voice she says "God, thanks for an awful    mom and dad".

Tips for taking your family to Church

I saw this post on Facebook, and thought it was great advice to pass along.


10 tips on going to Church with your family.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hello baby red fox!

Thanks to Jacob Wiegand for letting us come see the baby red fox he found. Kids loved it although Mariah was not so sure...