Thursday, September 8, 2016

Summer Salute

We had such a fun and full summer I thought I would do a little recap of the highlights of the season-

We started off summer with a week of VBS. This year's theme was a "Submerged" underwater adventure. Several kids made professions of faith and we averaged a daily enrollment of 200, it was an amazing week full of God's goodness!

We spent a week on the gulf coast living the beach life. We went back to Orange Beach, it feels like  a second home to us now.

Another trip to the dentist and another clean bill of oral health!

We celebrated the Fourth at our county fair which is a longstanding tradition for us. Both kids loved the fireworks and Georgia Grace rode her first ferris wheel!

We caught a Hot Rods minor league baseball game one evening. We made it about six innings before they were rioting, we had fun though!

Our lives all changed in July when my beautiful and healthy nephew entered the world. He made our summer extra special.

My babies are smitten with their new baby cousin. They talk about him all the time and when they are together he is never short of tons of kisses and holding. They are the best big cousins.

Marcus, Georgia Grace and I headed to San Antonio, Texas for my SNA national conference. We fell in love with this city.

We attended Marcus's ten year class reunion in July as well. It was great catching up with friends we see all the time and friends we haven't seen in years.

Everybody got haircuts this summer. The first cut either of them have received in an actual beauty/barber shop. Georgia loved the experience, Jack hated the experience :)

After dragging my feet for three months, we finally had Jack's first year pictures made. It was the hottest day ever but Julia still happened to capture the babies beautifully.

We spent so many days by the pool. Georgia was jumping in and comfortable enough to swim on her own in her puddle jumper by the end of the summer. Jack ended the summer wearing a puddle jumper and having no fear of the water. As long as the weather is pretty, we will keep swimming in the fall.

We celebrated Marcus's 28th birthday at the lake with friends!

It was Jack's first lake trip. We all had a blast!

Georgia and Jack "helped" Uncle Jake and Aunt Shanna in their garden this year. Georgia planted some cabbage that she named "Georgia" and they planted carrot seeds from Jack's first birthday party that actually produced some little carrots!

And then before we knew it, a new school year was ready to begin. Marcus started his seventh year of teaching.

AKK started back with their academic school year. She loves going to preschool and being with her friends. We are SO thankful for AKK.

Summer came and went in a jif. It was full of activities and travel but I think my favorite days were the simple days we spent at home playing in the yard. Goodbye summer and welcome fall, we will miss the swimming and sun but can't wait for hayrides and pumpkins!

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