Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

Today I am thankful for playdates...

For my new beautiful niece Lauren Elizabeth who is now 1 day old...

For old friends and new ones...

For bike rides and evening walks with my sweetie...

And most of all, for Jesus who makes it all worth it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Our Camp site

This past we took our family on an extended stay camping trip in the beautiful mountains just above Mancos. We went to a place called Spencer's Lake. The stay was 5 days and 4 nights. This proved to be somewhat of a challenge with a 10 mo old, but was totally worth it.

To make the trip even better, on night #3 we were joined by some friends. Matt and Jo Lee and their kiddos came. As well as Mike Dombrowski (or as my children call him Mike Wazowski)
To me there is nothing more enjoyable in life that hanging out with friends and family. So this trip was a great little vaca for me.

Here are some fun pics of the events!

Felicity and Caitlyn just finished setting up their new tent.
Daddy and Dude hanging in the hammock The girls getting in some target practice. Mommy with Sean in the tent. The guys getting ready to "Go kill something" Matt, Benan, Felicity, Caitlyn and Anna hiking up the mountain. Jo and Benan chillin at camp.

Needless to say everyone had a fun time and many memories were made. I am already looking forward to the next time. Sommer:)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independance Day

I thank God I live in a country where I can freely worship serve him. I love to know that everything about my country was founded on the Word of God and His principals. It humbles me to think of those who have sacrificed everything for my freedoms.

As I sit in my yard watching our small town fire work display, it makes me think of how privileged I am. I think to myself, why was I born an American. The only answer I can come up with is God Has a purpose and a plan for me here.

Tonight my family gathered together in our backyard here in Mancos to watch a very impressive display. For such a small town, we really do have a great celebration here. You all should check it out sometime. Anyway, Ryan's parents and sister and brother- in- law and their kids joined us. It was a great time to end a great week of camping with awesome friends. ( More on that later.)

The girls watching the fireworks with Gran and Papa Ryan's sister Monica and Travis Palmer, and their kids Syril, and Payton Sean sleeping through his first fireworks with Daddy.
I hope everyone else had a wonderful Independance Day Celebration. Let Freedom Ring!!