Neal Family Update 2009!

Okay, so it wasn’t quite as soon as I had hoped, but here it is. Some of you may receive this by postal mail as well since we wanted to make sure we covered all bases 🙂

Since many of you can’t be in Southern California we thought to send a map of where we are. The little house right above the 15 connection to the 215 (to the right of the San Bernardino National Forest) is approximately our location. If you drive across the country like we did, you will ultimately end up either on the 10 freeway (southernmost route) or from Rt. 40 West will end up on the 15 freeway. As you see, we are very near the intersection of the 15 and 215 freeways in the northwestern San Bernardino region. Come visit us!

For those of you who were not aware, we bought a home in fall of 2008. While the leased house at 3010 Muir Mountain was lovely, it was far too large for the three of us. We are now comfortably situated at 6435 Churchill Street, San Bernardino CA 92407. Be sure to update your address book with the new address!

As far as other updates, Andreé finished her degree and walked in graduation this year; she is officially Dr. Andreé Robinson-Neal now. She continues to write and has a book chapter in press as well as about three different book ideas brewing. She has been volunteering with a number of local organizations in between her work at Azusa Pacific University.

Christopher has of course been playing music (with the church first and foremost and with some local people occasionally—he wants to get out there more and has been making connections) and continues his volunteerism with various organizations, including the American Cancer Society; he and the family have participated in the Cancer Walk for the past two years and will continue to do so as long as God allows.

In case you don’t recognize the young man pictured above, that’s Khalil, who began his freshman year at Cajon High School this fall. He is 14 years old now! For those of you who either do not have teenagers yet or whose children are past the teen years, remember him in your prayers—it is not easy being a teenager and Khalil has his challenges. We are however prayerful regarding his success!

And for those who keep asking, a move back to southern NJ is not on our itinerary. We are looking at a visit in the not-too-distant future, since Andreé needs to do some research in that area for one of her projects. However, when we are blessed with our recreational bus and begin our drive around the nation, we’ll be sure to look you up. Just keep us updated with your current address and we may show up on your block.

Blessings to you and yours this Christmas season! If you would like to keep up with us on a more regular basis, look for Christopher and/or Andreé on Facebook. Andreé is also on Twitter (http://twitter.com/arobinsonneal). You can also find her at http://arneal.wordpress.com, where she does periodic updates on her writing. As before, family and other updates can be followed on this site, http://nealtrek.wordpress.com.

May you be blessed with peace, comfort, and all the good things the Lord has in store for you and your family this coming year!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 Annual Updates

5 Comments to Neal Family Update 2009!

  • Michelle Taylor says:

    Hello Neal family. Andree words can not express how proud I am of you. Oh, excuse me, Dr. Robinson-Neal. You are officially off the hinges. By the way I love this site. Tell Chris I waited until I turned almost 46 to start loving Christian rock. Toby Mac got me. Also I am waiting for his cd to drop. (I know my gift is working) Khalil is so handsome. Wolf is the same age as you know and sometimes he makes me want to do a Tyson on him, but thank God for JESUS!!! But because of who we are and Whose we are, they will be fine. I have to catch you up on my stuff soon, but right now I have to run. I wish I meant literally, but you know:). Miss you all and love you all even more. Take care and God bless. Michelle

  • Gail Coley says:

    Ok submitted my reply wrong the first time trying again. Hey Neal Family. Gurl, you know I like saying and telling everyone that you are now Dr. Andree’ Robinson-Neal. I must admit love telling them here at SCC the most (lol). You worked hard and deserved all that you are blessed with. Don’t miss those teenage years not a bit. I feel for you and Chris those years are not easy and will challenge you & Chris and Khalil much, and you’ll wonder how you survived. Tell Chris and Khalil I said hi and I enjoyed reading your family update. Waiting for that book

  • Sherie says:

    Dr. Andreé Robinson,
    When we met we were peers and now you are Dr. You are such an inspiration! Congratulations to you with your home, your job, your education and your family. It is an inspiration to see your hard work come to fruition. Your son is very handsome. Teens will be teens and I know with your guidance he will grow up to be an exceptional man. Warm Regards,
    Sherie

  • Naydeen Gonzalez-De Jesus says:

    Andree: Merry Christmas! You have been blessed and the Lord has been faithful. Will be praying for Khalil; I remember being a teenager…it wasn’t easy but God somehow made things clear. Lots of love and hugs.

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