Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What We've Been Up To...

I am fairly certain that there is no time that is not too busy in our family. I really thought that after all-star softball season was over, there'd be a leisurely summer ahead. But who am I kidding? Things have been crazy around my house! Let's see... softball, vacation bible school, visiting family, the steady stream of kids' friends and spend-the-night-company, basketball camp, cheerleading practice, upcoming cheer camp... well, you get the picture.

However, there HAVE been a few lazy days tucked in here and there. Days where we don't have to go anywhere, lazy afternoons spent playing in the pool, evenings spent outside playing horseshoes with the kids. These are the days that I enjoy the most. And they are the ones that are most fleeting. Only three and a half weeks left for us until the new school year starts. See what I mean about fleeting?

But I am determined to make the most of the time that's left. I keep saying I'm going to put up a hammock in my backyard and spend some lazy summer afternoons out there with a good book... but, it's just too hot for that in south Georgia!  I hope your summer is turning out to be all that you hoped it would!

Here are some pictures depicting our summer thus far...

VBS 2010 ~ Saddle Ridge Ranch

fun games at VBS

As you can see, the youth helpers had as much fun as the kids.

Basketball Camp ~ Kate #11

point guard

foul shots

Kid's Club Summer Bowling

Yes! A strike!

We have a new rabbit! He is a Lion Head Rabbit, so called because the hair all around his face resembles a lion's mane.
The kids decided to call him Mo because he looks like he has a mohawk!

Marshmallow looks like a giant compared to Mo and Thumper, the flop-earred rabbit.

Our two youngest children spent a week in Alabama with their Aunt Debbie (my husband's sister) and their Granddaddy (who lives with Debbie).

at the water park, one of the many fun things she did with them

July 4th ~ waiting for the fireworks show to begin

We were not disappointed.

our annual church family picnic at Lake Mayer

Mike and Kate on the jet ski

Will, obviously not happy with Mom for taking this photo

not sure if it's safe for this many teens to be in one boat...

Enjoy the rest of your summer. I intend to!


  1. Enjoying along with you. And yep, we too have been bowling.

    Delighted to meet you today, especially a homeschooling momma like myself. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to slip off my shoes, be me, and drench myself in God's goodness.



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