Monday, July 20, 2015

A Day at the Lake...

Summer is nearly halfway gone. Time for some lake time at Deer Creek. I ask myself why we don’t do this more often. We rented some paddle boards for the first time and had a fun time taking turns and trying them out. Just a lazy day at the lake and just being together. Weather was perfect and the kids had a ball playing in the water and paddle boards were a definite do again. I loved this day of getting away.

The kids couldn't wait to get in the water... squeals and all

Kelsie taking Lucy for a ride

It always makes me smile when I see Abby and Miranda together

Paddles boards are as much fun to sit on as they are to stand on

I believe Conrad's a bit crazy!

Ashlee got the go ahead from Drs. to be lightly active

Many faces of Phoebe...

Larry giving it a try...

Josh was a very quick learner...

Phoebe warming up

Morris likes to through rocks

Josh and Lucy

Twins are 3 months along...

Tyler and Lindsey trying out the paddle boards... 
soon they were going back and forth past the buoys

Happy to have Miranda along...

Conrad stayed in the water the entire time... 
taking turns with the Kayak, Paddle Board & Noodles

Our Lucy

Ashlee and Jack

Cousin hugs

Ellies snuggle time with Grandpa


Ransom figured it out quickly

Floating with Conrad

Seems like Conrad just hopped and on took off. No learning curve.

Phoebe getting warm

Ashlee and Katie

Fishing time

My Larry

Paul and Jack

Paul trying out the paddle board

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 4. 2015

This Fourth of July we were blessed with cooler weather. Still hot, but cooler than the 100 degree days we have had lately. Every so often there would be a light breeze of coolness and it was lovely. Larry worked at the hospital and we met up afterwards at his mom & dad’s for a BBQ / swim to celebrate America’s birthday. Homemade strawberry ice-cream filled in the cracks and then we went home for the neighborhood fireworks which are always a favorite. I love this country we live in and am nervous for the direction it is taking these past years. I can feel God wanting so badly for hearts to turn to Him. This is a different world we are living in and truthfully I can find myself getting preoccupied and scared. But I can’t live in fear. I pray I will stand behind God always and find peace, through trying to love and serve Him. We are all so imperfect aren’t we? But He loves us still. Each and everyone one of us, wherever we are on this journey of ours. Happy Birthday America… God Bless our country and our families.

Morris, Jack, Phoebe, Conrad and Lucy

Lucy & Ellie

Wet raspberries for Ransom

Swinging Ellie

Dog Pile

Ashlee and her uncle Brent

Ellie & Abby

Larry and his Dad

Kyle, Nicole, Braxton and Dawson

Sparklers with Abby

Watching the fireworks

The cleanup