The Alford Crew

July 25, 2017

Dream more…Dream big. (Prov. 19:20-21)

Filed under: a little something about me, Dream more, Proverbs — Kristina @ 8:24 pm

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”


This has been so timely! It is present time July 19, 2017, and I have been praying about utilizing Reconnect, a grant for women in Tennessee to go to school or back to school.

My dream and goal of being a wife of a Pastor, Youth Pastor or Missions Pastor in addition to being a mama were my most sought after dreams/goals early in life. Those dreams have come true! Just in case you are curious, the Pastors and missions guy are all in one man, the one and only Chris Alford, not three individual people! Here i am though, dreaming more…I am learning from many wise people in my life that it is ok to dream again and dream more! So here it goes!

Updates will be on here i’m sure, this could get comical, a 40 + year old woman going to an actual college classroom for the first time! I’m bracing myself, maybe you should too, if you are going to follow this blog!

July 12, 2017


Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristina @ 9:48 pm

It’s been five years since i wrote something here about our crew…it’s time to get back with it! We are still on mission and have been-it looks a bit different than what we originally thought it may, most day to day events were logged in facebook accounts, but one day i’d like to compile all these posts into a family memory book, so here goes the attempt at catch up!


2012 Our son, Connor began his senior year at SSHS. He was very involved in soccer, theatre, (where he shocked us all by acquiring lead roles in every play he was a part of- He was Frank in Annie Get Your Gun, BunFoo-Thoroughly Modern Millye, Asa- Donivan’s Daughters), and VERY involved in the community through Fuel, (the youth group of Litz Manor church). Chris pastored LMBC through some interesting growth and challenge, many lives were changed and several set free in Christ. 2012/2013 is also the year i was Academic Booster Club President, in addition, the hats of Children Minister and Women Ministry coordinator at the church where God called us to revitalize- Litz Manor. All these hats as i look back were awesome to wear, however, a part of me was lost…writing this blog obviously was part of that loss, so here i am catching up on all things The Alford Crew. Connor’s senior year was also Cayden’s Kindergarten year! So a few more hats of homeroom mama, field trip chaperone, etc. were added.

The photo below of Connor and the beautiful young lady acting together, Lesley, was taken when we realized from afar-through a photo…this photo, that the two may just be together at some point in life…together-together!  More on that later… I’ll have to load the photos of him as Frank another day, but here are a few highlights of his and Cayden’s year:


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Class of 2013!

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2013 Connor graduated, VBS, vacation, community events like FUNFEST, concerts such as Gentleman of the Road-Mumford & Sons (Senior gift from us), and mission trips filled the summer! The truck featured in photos was his uncle Christopher’s, passed down to Connor for his 18th birthday and graduation gift in April of 2013.

2013/2014 catch up will continue in the next post!

November 1, 2012

~Gratitude Tree Time~

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristina @ 1:02 pm

What are you grateful for?

Who are you thankful for?

How have you been unexpectedly blessed?

When have you taken the opportunity to give to someone else?


Write these things on a name place card or use your scrapbook pages, scissors and hole punch to hand-make some gratitude cards then hang them on your Christmas tree beginning November 1. Another great idea is to place them in a photo holder or simply on the door/window trims around your home. Then at your Thanksgiving dinner pull them down and have  family member(s) read them aloud. It is great way to stay focused in all the hustle and bustle of the season leading to Christmas.


October 22, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristina @ 2:45 pm

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.”


“Waitin’ on the weeds to grow” -Anonymous


What are you currently waiting for?

Possible Answers:

~My favorite t.v. show to come on

~A pay check

~A bambino to arrive

~To pay for groceries

~On the phone for a human to talk to about customer service

~A letter or email

~Someone to notice me

~A test paper grade in my toughest class

~A sign to give me courage to make a decision

~Take my family on a fun day

~A job

~A Physicians office to call with news from a test

How have you prepared for the answer or the event?

What positive or negative comes from your wait?

Who benefits, who suffers?

What do you need saving from?


Why are you waiting?


March 16, 2012

A boy & his train

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristina @ 11:21 pm

A boy & his train

“Santa” sent this to Cayden through Mr. and Mrs. Whitenack this year, we are so thankful for thoughtful friends.

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