Welborn Family

Mr. Creative

The Ohio State Fair ended two weeks ago and the Miami County Fair is coming to a close. So, how did things go for the wooden gum ball machine 4H woodworking project? Take a look for yourself. Here’s Mr. Creative with his 4H projects.

Bennett 4H Projects

Bennett received outstanding project awards in both art and woodworking and was selected to be a representative at the Ohio State Fair for woodworking with his wooden gum ball machine. I had better step it up or I might be out of a job soon.

Wooden Gum Ball Machine?

Wooden Gum Ball Machine

Who is the most creative at Welborn creative? Bennett could say he deserves the top spot. Check out this wooden gum ball machine he built for his 4H woodworking project. He might be right.

Woodworking Project

A Little Thing Called Crossfit


Maybe you’ve heard of it – Crossfit. To some, it’s a grueling varied workout that is completely exhausting yet, at the same time, rewarding and leaves the athlete wanting more. To others, it’s an insane cult-like group that speaks a foreign language (WOD, TABATA or AMRAP). Either way, it’s a phenomenon that has swept the nation the last several years and even hosts an international event, The Crossfit Games, to determine the fittest people on earth.

FitQuest LogoCrossfit has become a common place term in our house as well. Taking part in Crossfit helps make sure I don’t completely deteriorate sitting at a computer screen all day sandwiched between 3 hours of driving in the car. Which is why I was excited to help out our good friends with their growing Crossfit business, FitQuest. FitQuest delivers innovative and efficient solutions to modular gym set-ups (basically, they build equipment for Crossfit gyms – or boxes – as Crossfitters call them). And, even more recently, have begun a small gym of their own in Covington, Ohio utilizing FitQuest equipment. Keep an eye out for FitQuest, as the company continues to grow and have success you may see more of them in the Crossfit community.

Happy Father’s Day

Familyman Service Garage

It’s only a couple days away – a day to recognize fathers. The American culture’s portrait of a father, at least according to the media and Hallmark: an apathetic man, more interested in watching sports from his La-Z-Boy while completely disengaged from his wife and children and too ignorant or stupid to take on any significant responsibility. So, this is what we celebrate?

What about the man who completely gives himself up for his wife and children (Ephesians 5)? The man who tirelessly and humbly serves his family, their needs and their best interest is the one who is most celebrated by his wife and children. The responsibility of fatherhood, denying self and becoming a servant is not easy. If it were, more men would give up themselves because, in the end, the rewards are greater. Need some encouragement to battle through, deny yourself and take up the responsibility of being a good father? Visit Familyman Ministries for some encouragement this Father’s Day. Want to inspire a father in your life? These shirt designs are also available at www.familymanweb.com.

Familyman Shirts

From Concept to Reality

Montgomery Tree SurgeryThe Montgomery Tree Surgery brand is taking shape. We’ve seen it on everything from trucks to baseball jerseys. Keep an eye out for it, you never know where it might show up. In the meantime, check out the new case study highlighting the work done for MTS.

4 Paws for 2 Brothers

The 4 Paws for 2 Brothers design is over a year old but recently had a big payoff.

4 Paws for 2 Brothers GraphicThe Swafford family has two adopted boys who were in need of an ADHD/FASD Service Dog. I was blessed with the opportunity to help support the boys with the design above. The 5k was a success. Friends, local businesses and the community all rallied to support the Swaffords in countless ways. The family was even featured on local television talking about service dogs. Finally, on May 6, 2013 all the hard work and waiting paid off – Kalib and Brandon met their new bud Twingo for the first time. So, how’d it work out? See below:

Swafford Family“So far, we have seen Twingo stop or shorten meltdowns, soothe an upset kid post boo-boo, snuggle, hog the bed, steal a pancake and our heart’s!! We are totally smitten!”

We’re so happy for the Swafford family and their newest addition, Twingo. In fact, our family is starting down the path to acquire a service dog for our adopted daughter who has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS (a disorder within the autism spectrum).

To find out more information on the Swafford’s service dog provider, visit 4 Paws for Ability.