"We are all handmade people created by a God who is not safe or small." Rend Collective Experiment

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Our Summer at a Glance~

I wasn't very diligent about blogging or capturing our days after all. We had a blessed summer. We made many, many memories and had precious time with family and friends. Our dear, dear friends are moving this month and it has made each day with them before they go so memorable. The children have made the most of their time arranging days and adventures together. We (the parents) have been along for many a ride and said "Yes" to many things we may have said we couldn't do last summer or ever (like us Mamas sleeping in a tent in 95 degree weather out in the middle of nowhere) and we truly have been blessed for it. Another dear friend of ours was diagnosed with a very aggressive stage 4 liver cancer. He is a wonderful husband, father to 6 children, and friend. We love this family all very much and seeing them walk through this has reminded us what a gift family and friends in our lives are each and every day. There are so many things I will think of as I remember the summer of 2012.
Em and Noah taking off in their swimming abilities..
Their precious friendship with each other..
Days surfing with the kiddies and yes, our John is surfing into the waves. He has his own style in all he does and it is awesome.
Birthday parties. We have 4 in the month of July alone. Fun!
The never ending matching game the little ones enjoyed..
Time with family~
Welcoming home our eldest from a mission trip to Equador..
Big brothers being super heroes!
Shopping time with Jim at Costco.. our favorite date!
Running oh, so many miles with these guys...They are my inspiration!
Seeing my children wash ashore on the waves..
Sister time..
Loving and laughing at these little guys...
Peace out summer of 2012..
Your days were beautiful!


Owlhaven said...

Everybody's getting so big! Feels like so long ago that I saw your boys in Ethiopia...

Mary, momma to 10

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Love all of the pics. Glad to hear you all have had a fun summer.

mama of 12

Kathy C. said...

Wonderful pictures and fun times! Thanks for sharing.

Yvette said...

Love it!! So fun!

Kimmie said...

certainly you had a lovely and full summer. happy to hear that you are all well and that those smiles just grow bigger and brighter.

hug to you!
mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted