Monday, June 30, 2014

June delight

We had the best summer month in my memory this month of June!  It was just such sweet time.  Most days were spent lingering over meals, crowded around the sofa with cartoons or books, exercising, swimming, eating ice cream, just taking it all in SLOWLY and FULLY.  Oh, it was so good.  We got into a wonderful routine with chores and responsibility, some outreach to get to know church friends and school friends better, but mostly we just enjoyed one another as a family.  Here are a few special weekend memories that were especially wonderful:
Our best friends came to our house for a week.  It was so wonderful for the kids and for me!

A family reunion with Andy's family

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Father's day

If she loved him any more...well, she just couldn't love him any more!

Reading to Dad

Breakfast and gifts

Joshua adores this guy

Our big gift to Andy was an overnight trip to a lodge with good food and fishing.  He is going to LOVE it!

I am so blessed to have married an amazing man who is an OUTSTANDING Dad to our children!  I am so deeply thankful for his godliness, patience, humor, warmth, and insight.  We all adore him!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Our first taste of summer...SWEET!

Sweet Anna and our Jack
 This year summer couldn't have come quick enough.  We were tired and spent, like all moms and students.  So when the school bell rang, we ran as quick as we could to the lake with our beautiful family.  And everyone was all smiles.  My two darling nieces and precious nephew make this aunt proud!  (And my own kids are pretty awesome, as well!)
In the water, it's always about ballet!
Greyce girl and Lydie are kindred spirits!

Could she be any more loved with two big brothers this sweet?
The waterfall slide, always a hit!

Again with the sweet brothers!

Prissy, girly, so precious!

A perfect ending to the day.  A perfect start to summer!