Monday, September 13, 2010

Well, it has been too long since I have updated this thing. So, here goes. I am going to just journal a bit then post pictures rather than try to organize it all. Summer flew by and I hardly know what happened. We had a teen living with us for 6 weeks which turned out to be more challenging than we expected, but God gave us grace for that season. We continue to pray for her and invest in her life and trust the Lord to continue to do a good work in her life!
Kalli turned 3, Jeremie turned 5, Auntie Dana came to visit, and I took a trip back to Washington to a family reunion. My dad just found out that he had a sister that he never knew about. WILD! So I met another aunt, uncle, and more cousins. My aunt looks just like my grandmother did! When I got home we took a week to get away to this wonderful little camp. Dunn's Camps is run by a wonderful woman who loves the Lord and uses the camp as a ministry. The cabins are rented for next to nothing for those in ministry to have a place to retreat. We did the camp fire, played games, walked on the beach, canoed, swam in the lake, and enjoyed time away from the phone and the computer. Working with teens is what we enjoy doing but sometimes it is so heart wrenching and we got to a point that we were getting phone calls every day about various teens at the teen center with their brokenness. Many of us could not even live one day in their lives. We needed time to be just us as a family, and we enjoyed it!
Other than that, we have been working on the chicken coop and getting things around here ready for winter. My garden did so much better this year than last year. I even planted a fall crop and am waiting to harvest that!

Ahhh....the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
You will forever be one of my most favorite sites!

The four of us kids!

The Paddle boats at Silver Beach!

The Bandits in our ultimate Squirt Gun Fight
at the reunion. Not a soul was left dry!

Cami sleeping in a laundry basket at Aunt Angie's.

A ride on Will's motorcycle.

My older Girls growing up!

Enjoying a BBQ at the lake right around the corner from us.


Kalli being all shy at her third birthday.

half heartily blowing out the candles.


Lovely Auntie Dana comes to visit!

Cami LOVES Ray Bans!

Best part about being a mom: PLAYING!!!

Kaylynn enjoyed softball this year.

Graduation. We will miss so many of you graduates!
Here is pictured Tricia in the center of many loving teen center folks.

Kaylynn with two of her very good friends at ballet.
She did "Sunrise in the Jungle" this past year
and was an Orangutan in the recital.

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