Welcome to fourguppies! We are Tim, Gayla, Hope and Autumn Guptill. We live in Canada's oldest mill town - Marysville, NB (Fredericton). Tim is the pastor @ Olivet Wesleyan Church.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

We're still posting!!

Hey everyone! I know that many of you keep checking this site for updates and a look at what we are up to. Keep checking...we'll be keeping this updated.

Most of you are aware of this, but I'll post it here just in case. Yes, we have resigned from the Spiritual Formation Department. The next question that all of you are asking is, "Where are you going?" I can understand that it might seem strange to resign when you don't have another job to go to. However, God doesn't always work that way and that is just something you accept when you get into ministry.

For at least a year now we have had numerous offers. We have also kept in close contact with the District Superintendent from Atlantic Canada. When we are able to let everyone know where we are going, it will make a whole lot more sense ;->

Stay tuned, and thanks for praying for us! We have had a blast traveling for HQ. It has been an enriching experience for our family.


Friday, January 12, 2007

New Pics :-)

Autumn lost one of her front teeth! Gayla pulled and pulled...Autumn took it out by herself the next day. The tooth is inside this plastic case...that goes inside a special pillow...that went under her pillow...that produced cash in the morning.
This is the newest member of the Guptill family. Meet Kasey. Autumn saved some of her Disney money to be able to go shopping at Build-a-Bear back home in Indiana. Kasey says, "Go Colts!"

Hope, Autumn and Jackson McDowell. Jackson brought his parents to visit us for a couple of days ;-) We had a great time. I especially enjoyed having another boy around the house!

Friday, January 05, 2007

More Fun From Florida!

It's hard to believe that our trip is coming to an end already! Today we went to MGM @ Disney. Here are the girls getting a 'taste' of Disney. It was 75 degrees, and the ice cream was melting January!
At least this looks more like Canada! They had a snow machine that was blowing snow out into the street. The set inside this show was pretty amazing.

This was just outside the Muppets 3-D show. Great form girls!

Here are some monsters getting their pictures taken with...some monsters. ;-)

There is obviously more than one Mickey. It's kind of like going from mall to mall and seeing more than one Santa.

A really strong guy...and Mr. Incredible. (Ha)

Claudia caught a few Geckos...Hope let one of them loose in our hotel room...and we haven't found it yet. It may show up in either Indiana or Ottawa!

We went into this drawing studio a few times. They teach you how to draw a Disney character.. It was a lot of fun. As you can see, Gayla's Goofy looks like the real deal! Way to go Gayla! The other one is Autumn's. Not bad for a 6 year old. Autumn may have the artistic gift...she loves to draw.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

We Made It To Disney!!!

This is Hope and Autumn's cousin Rachel. She lives in Barrie, and its been 5 years since they last saw each other. It was great to see you Rachel!!
Pooh Bear was on a 'break' for a few minutes so the girls visited his house while they waited for him to come back. The girls got hugs and pictures with Pooh Bear and Tigger.

So much to was a pretty awesome place.

Hope and Claudia blasting evil aliens on the Buzz Lightyear ride. You don't stand a chance Zorg!

What would Disney be without seeing Mickey Mouse?? This is the real Mickey, the kids have his autograph to prove it!

It snowed in Ottawa on Dec 26th - to the kids delight! They spent quite a bit of time outside sledding and all. Here's Autumn zipping down the hill.

(disclaimer from tired typist...this paragraph was supposed to be at the top. I typed it first, then added the pics and Blogger won't bump it up to the top of this post, so I'm leaving it here and going to bed ;-), thanks for checking our blog! )

Whew! We wanted to get some pics up before this, but it has been quite a whirlwind of activity! We left Ottawa early Saturday morning (5:30), spent the night in Emporia, VA, drove to Orlando on Sunday, got in here around 8:30 (after a day of driving and trying to find an Outlet Mall!), got to bed around 11:30 P.M. New Year's eve, and spend all of Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Magic Kingdom! Disney did not disappoint! We all had a blast.

The first thing we did when we got inside Disney was to purchase an autograph book and 'pin trading lanyards'. The girls really enjoyed getting autographs from the characters and they pin-trading lanyards were a huge hit. You buy your lanyard and pins, and then you can trade pins with any disney employee. Autumn traded for all Princess pins, and Hope got Chip and Dale, Mickey and Minnie, little Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Donald.

The kids are really looking forward to getting back there on Friday. It was an overecast day yesterday, a little cool, maybe around 65 degrees, with a few showers. It's supposed to be around 80 again by Friday.

I just downloaded 215 pics off of our digital camera. Here are a few of the highlights. I'll eventually post some video here and on YouTube, but I'm just too beat right now (12:04).