Spring Break

We have just finished a two week spring break trip that has been wonderful and relaxing. Its the first trip of two weeks or more that we have taken as a family in several years. For our trip, we drove first to Birmingham, AL where we stayed overnight. Then, we headed to Vero Beach, FL … [Read more…]

Summer & Fall

We had a wonderful but short summer as a family even though we were apart a bunch. Marcus and Jessica went on two international trips, both with mission work. In June they were in Kenya serving with a group from their church. In July they went to train pastors in India then went on to … [Read more…]

India Missions

Jesus gave a challenge in Matthew 28 to “go and make disciples of all nations”. He understood the ability to change many lives through the power of multiplication. By making disciples who learned and then taught others, the Gospel message traveled great distances and the early church was established. Much like Jesus’ example, we are … [Read more…]

Summer Travel

This summer was a summer of travel for us. Jessica and I were in Kenya in June for 10 days for a mission trip. We brought a group of 9 from our church ranging in age from 14 to 82. Then in July, the two of us went and led a conference in Calcutta, India … [Read more…]

Kenya Missions

  In June, nine members of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Auburn, Indiana went on a mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya. We went to partner with our church missionary, Kathleen Lutz, who has served in Kenya for the last nine years. Up to this point, no St. Mark’s group or family members had visited her … [Read more…]

We are Blessed

We are blessed and busy as a family.  Its amazing how fast the kids are growing. Micah is almost as tall as both of us, went to his first dance and went with a girl and Abby is also growing quickly and on her way to womanhood God help us. We had a nice spring … [Read more…]

Life is Full!

Life is full in the Carlson household. Micah continues to be busy with band, boy scouts, church stuff and a variety of projects at home. Abby is enjoying church, girl scouts and horseback riding lessons. Jessica continues to work as an instructional coach, teacher consultant and adjunct faculty at the local Purdue campus. Marcus continues … [Read more…]

Christmas Letter 2017

Carlson Family Christmas Letter 2017 Greetings Friends & Family- Merry Christmas! We hope you have had a great year and are looking forward to the holidays and a new year come 2018. We know that we are. It’s been another full and exciting year for the Carlson family. As always, some ups, downs and a … [Read more…]


We are back into the school routine with our first full week being this week. We do love routine and habit. Our college guest moves out this weekend and the kids activities are starting to gear up. We do love this time of year and are thankful for our family, our kids and their opportunities. … [Read more…]