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The Mullen’s Summer Highlights

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Summer Highlights

Every day this week, the MOMS will share with you our summer highlights. We hope you enjoy the glimpse into our individual lives and families.

The Mullen’s Summer Highlights

By: Jennifer Mullen

This was the first summer in six years that I wasn’t morning sick, miserably pregnant, nursing, or sleep training.  I truly feel refreshed!  We are so grateful that we are transitioning into a family without babies/toddlers!  FINALLY, I have hit my stride in motherhood!

Having said that we had some bittersweet moments.  First, my eldest graduated pre-school. Second,  we had a garage sale to sell all of our baby items: high chair, pack-n-play, carseat, strollers, bouncer…yeah.  I thought I was going to love that until the sweet little couple who bought the pack-n-play broke it down and shoved it in their car.  I cried like a baby, and it wasn’t pretty! Continue reading

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

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

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