Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas everyone!  We love you!  
The Kids Down Under

View our Christmas letter here.

Brock & Brittany's Christmas Photo Shoot


While being home, I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with these two beautiful people,  my brother Brock and his girlfriend Brittany.  We had so much fun snapping photos, Dane was the light man, and Brittany did all of the editing. 

We love you two!
The Kids Down Under

A Night to Remember


We spent our last night of 2012 in Australia with some of our dear friends at the Hillsong International Leadership College graduation dinner.  It was a wonderful night, we enjoyed some of the most delicious food, dancing, laughter, beautiful dresses, handsome gentlemen, all at a waterside party.  We are truly blessed.

We are now in the great USA, spending this week in Girard with the family.  We've enjoyed Grandma Nellie's Sunday Dinner, viewed Grandma Anna Mae's amazing watercolor and awesome owl collection, went to church with Grannie Coleen, sang some Christmas songs, watched a lot of NFL, worked on overcoming jet lag, ate pizza with the Taylors, received hugs from Aunt Judy, took in Papa Dave's Christmas lights display, and made bracelets for Mama Robin's Wednesday night class.  Much more to come as well!  

We love you all,
The Kids Down Under

Christmas Cheer For All To Hear


The Wutke's here, hoping the Christmas Spirit has began to fill your hearts and is exploding all over your homes, inside and out via decorations, lights, cookies, and more. We would love to add a little joy to your Christmas, so here we are with some of our musical favourites. Yes, I, Christy, have a bit of an obsession with the classics sung by Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra, but I promise there are a few songs on here for you Indie lovers as well. Hope you enjoy!

(The beautiful print above is by Linzie Hunter.  You can check out more of her work here).

  Christmas Cheer by Christy Wutke on Grooveshark

A Brand New Home!


God has blessed us with a brand new house.  When all the odds seemed to be stacked against us, He was faithful in answering prayers, providing exactly what we needed and within perfect timing.  Our amazing housemates will move in this weekend, and Dane and I will return to our new home (yes i must say it again) BRAND NEW HOME on January 18th.  

So thanks to everyone who prayed into the situation, thank you to Dane for always speaking life into the situation (even when I was not), and thank you Jesus for moving mountains and always providing good things for your children!  

And as I think about the situation, this verse rings loud and true in my mind

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,


love you all,
the kids down under