Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's on your "To Do" list?

Yesterday, the kids and I made this list of things we want to do this summer before the cooler weather returns. Funny thing is....we have already done all but 5 of these....guess they want to do them again. You know, I could do a couple of them every day....like eat apple pie, play in the sand, and eat cupcakes and ice cream....but that wouldn't really help my training for the 5K in July....
Well...I hope this inspires you to be more intentional about the summer days...they will be gone before we know it. Thanks to Meg for the idea!

Monday, June 29, 2009

We got mail!

Oh! the excitement.....

and anticipation.....

what can it be...


books, shirts, movies.....

Thank you, Grandma! We love it and we love you!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Trying to catch up.....

Lake Michigan before sunset

Daddy with his kids

Very deep conversation as they were walking out to the lake

Harris Family of Five

Sarah Joy loved Uncle Mike

Jackie and Mike at the Stray Dog...New Buffalo, Michigan

Hanging out with the gorilla in downtown South Bend

Touring the South Bend Chocolate Factory

I feel like the last two weeks have been a whirlwind. We have had guests in our home (which we absolutely love)...which explains for my lack of blogging. We said goodbye this morning to my sister-in-law, her husband, and her son. It is always so sad to see family go back to GA...but we had a blast while they were here!
You know...what I love about summer...we never have a "normal" day. There is always something to do, some place to go, some way to get dirty, or sweaty. We are trying to savor every minute of this warm weather...knowing that it won't be too long before the cold returns. But for now...we are loving it!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Silver Beach!

Yes! Finally! The sun came out....it warmed up....

we made a run for it....


just plain happy.....

to spend the day at the beach with our friends!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


We sang this song last week at Harvest. I just love the message it contains and thought you might too! Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sunburst 2009

Almost to the stadium....

Crossing the finish line.... walked the 5K in 43 minutes!

Mike and the kids were right there to cheer me on....

Mike dropped me off early this morning and then he and the kids grabbed some breakfast and waited for me to walk to Notre Dame stadium. It was so much fun! I am just a little worried though....Mike really wants us to train for the 10K run next year! Stay tuned!
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Friday, June 5, 2009


I do love these monkeys! They are such a blessing to me and sometimes I am amazed that God would allow me to be their mom! They are all growing up right before me eyes....so I am trying to savor every minute I have with them. This afternoon we had to go to downtown South Bend to pick up my race packet for the 5K that I am walking in tomorrow. Hopefully I will have more pictures tomorrow from the race. By the way, my little monkeys really believe I am going to win....that just cracks me up!
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

It's that time of year

Oh yes, every time I turn around I see the signs and balloons. It's Graduation time! Last weekend our coop held its First Annual Christian Home Homeschool Graduation....complete with caps and gowns, diplomas, tears, and the cutest little choir you have ever seen. I especially thought the little girl on the front row on the left side was just precious....and before I know it....she will be wearing one of those caps and gowns and we'll have those balloons out in front of our house. Oh...the tears!
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