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Smith Family Summer Summary 2013

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Summer Highlights

By: Sarah Smithsmith ssummer summarry

Summer was kicked off with a very significant event when my oldest son graduated from high school!  I imagine our summers will never be the same.

Mid-June I drove my Dad (and my daughter) to Texas so we could see my sisters and their families.  The highlight of the trip for me was being with family.  The highlight for my daughter was getting to give hand-signals to Shamu at Sea World.  (bottom left in the collage) Continue reading

Melissa’s Summer Fun

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Summer Highlights

I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.” Genesis17:7

By: Melissa Pope

Mark and I took a quick trip to Las Vegas. My favorite thing was our visit to Hoover Dam. It was great to spend time together as a couple with no kids.

Hoover Dam from the O'Callaghan - Tillman bridge.

Hoover Dam from the O’Callaghan – Tillman bridge.

I’m thankful for the Christian heritage that has been passed down through generations of my family. One of our summer trips was to the farmlands where my parents grew up. We want our children to know their “roots”. My girls and I took a short trip to Kansas with my parents and my niece and nephew. Continue reading

Kerri’s Summer 2013 Highlights

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Summer Highlights

It was just too overwhelming for me to pick and choose a few pictures from our summer because so much has happened! We’ve had some incredible adventures in the three short months we’ve been here. I thought it might be kind of fun for you to catch a glimpse of our journey here, as well as what our lives look like in our new “normal” while also highlighting our summer. Click the link below for a short slideshow video.

Mosaic of Moms Summer Highlights

Gretchen’s Summer Recap

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Summer Highlights

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.  Psalm 51:12

Whew!  Where do I even begin?  We somehow managed to have a very busy, but still somewhat lazy summer.  I’m going to give it to you straight-my kids drove me to the brink of insanity at times, but there was laughter and fun in every single one of our days.  I’m thankful for the time that I had with them.  I’m thankful for the break from schedules and alarm clocks, and yes-even menu planning.  And now, I’m thankful for the return of structure.

Here is a peek at what our lazy summer days held: Continue reading