Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Future Grace Well Understood...

This state has FINALLY caught up with the times!  One of the four free-standing Chick-fil-A restaurants opening up in the state will be only...(drum roll please) - 2 minutes driving distance from our house!  Move over beef...we got a new chick on the block!:-) 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

For the 5th Year...

God blessed us by His sweet grace at Joni and Friends Family Retreat!  

To take a walk down memory lane, check out our past retreats
'08, '09, '11, '12.
As you can see, we doubled in the number of children since our 1st retreat.:-)

Van full of blessings ready for the retreat! 

Our sweet family pic

My precious baby bear's tired face from a long day of travelling.

"Aunt" Mary & "Uncle" Bob loving on Caleb.

Hannah was our family helper.
We were so grateful for her wonderful service to us!

Ahh...sweet father-son moment

 Each year, the director of the retreat, asks me to make themed gift baskets.  These are one of my hobbies that I don't get a chance to do until the retreat. I make four of them and one family wins a basket each day.  

Winner of the Family Game Night Basket

Winner of the Glow in the Dark Fun Basket
Isn't she a doll!?!  Her family's blog is Not just an Ordinary Life.

My hubby was blessed to be the Camp Pastor again.  
The theme verse was Philippians 3:14 ~ I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Carysse enjoying the water with her personal life guard, Jon.

The girls loved getting their face painted.

 Carysse was asked to tell a joke at the talent show.  

Kalia made a new friend. 

Christian hanging out with his buddy, Jon.  

 Baby bear having fun in the sun.

Hen says, "We had a clucking good time!"