Saturday, June 21, 2008

Just what have we been up to?

Great question! I feel like the past few weeks have been uncharacteristically busy for us, probably because they have been! But it's been good stuff and we've been having fun! Here's my attempt to play "catch up" . . .

  • June 1st was Children's Sunday at church with an "around-the-world" theme. Lael dressed up like a Spanish senorita, while Jaden wore his hat from Africa and carried an ethnic instrument. The congregation surprised us with a "welcome back" cake -- as we begin our second year of ministry at our wonderful church home!

  • We had an AWESOME Community Fun Day at our church on June 8th! Despite the 95 degree temperatures, we had almost 300 people from the community come out to participate in a day of food, fun and ministry. About 20 people gave their lives to the Lord, and several have been attending our church since then!

  • We had fun blessing Daddy for Father's Day -- he received a new cordless drill (which he really wanted)! The kids also helped me design photo collages of each of them with Daddy along with special messages in their own words -- for him to take to his office. We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of the third part of his gift . . . a DVD of The Barefoot Executive (we love old Disney movies here)!

  • In school this month we've been working on our insect unit as well as finishing up what I wanted to complete for this year. Of course, learning is always happening, whether we're officially "doing school" or not, but we're planning to take the month of July off for some visiting with friends, trips to the pool, summer camp and time with grandparents.

  • We love the park system in our city! We could literally go to a different park every day of the week and not visit the same one twice! So park trips and picnics have been some of our favorite family fun activities lately. (Check back for park and fish hatchery photos soon!)
Even though our days have been busy, we've been trying to take time to just be a family . . . to enjoy these precious days while our children are still young because we know that time passes all too quickly. Our best times are definitely TOGETHER times, no matter what we are doing!

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