The other day I posted about the new bunk bed.Well Sandy put the finishing touch on it.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I made bunk beds (really a loft) for the boys a while ago. I have done this in almost every house we've lived in actually. This is my 4th version. The last one was just 2 years ago - here.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Wow. I just realized it's been 2 months since I last posted a new memory verse for the boys and girl. I guess with packing and moving and 2 trips, we've been busy. But we've still managed to keep working on memorization even if it's been a bit of a slower pace.
Emery's got this one down. Hopefully, the kindness, compassion, humility, gentleness and patience will come out of her heart as easily as the words come out of her mouth.
It's still considered passing with 2 helps. Good job Emz and Matt.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
I promise this is the last post about Flagstaff. The boys and girl were fishes - we went swimming just about every day.
Emery learned how to "dive" into the pool. Check out her form.
She also got her backstroke down...sort of. She is actually swimming pretty well. She just hasn't figured out how to breathe while continuing to swim.
Friday, July 20, 2012
It's funny how a vacation can seem so far away once you get back home. It was only last week that we were relaxing and enjoying the beautiful God created scenery, but it feels months ago. That went fast.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
We're 8 days late on the party as her 6th birthday was 7/11, but she didn't mind. She was happy to have a party! Every year, one of the 3 gets to have a party with friends invited. This was Emz's year.
Emery's got a good swing to her. Watch out boys, the girl can hit you with a stick! We changed from a tennis racket to a big stick mid pinata round.
Monday, July 16, 2012
We've done a lot of driving across I-40 the past couple of years. Like most interstates, it has those little road side stops that we've always wondered about. Have you? Usually, I'm trying to go 12 hours a day so we barely have time to go to the bathroom, let alone stop at one of these places.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I went to the Grand Canyon when I was a kid. I can't remember it, but I have a picture before the days when you could photoshop it in the background so I know it's legitimate.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
After barely getting settled into our new house, we went on a little trip to Flagstaff, AZ. We planned this trip months ago, before we knew we were buying a house. It was kind of odd timing. But in God's sovereignty, He knew we could use a week in the mountains.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Today was a low key 4th of July. Nothing like the festivities last year at the Van Gundy's - we miss you guys! We just did some sparklers in the backyard.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Why is Emery so funny? Her laughter, smile and joyous spirit are so infectious.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Our move would definitely not have been possible but for the service and help we received from many in our new church family. I am very thankful and appreciative of their kindness to us in our time of need.