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Friday, December 30, 2011

Memory Making is Important.

That's the theme that goes with this post.

Our advice? Take time to make memories with friends and family. This trip we took in August will always have special importance for our family and our friends.

 We rented a house in McCall in August-- what a crazy fun time! We had a really great time with the Rogers and the Davis families. And we're totally planning on spending a vacation together again-- SOON!

And even caught Allison swinging from a rope into the water! I was so proud of her for taking a risk for fun. :)

We thank God for the chance to have taken this vacation with friends. What an important time together!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


We did summer up BIG. The next fun event was Silverwood with the Sawyers. It was Idaho Vandal day, so we were decked out in our gear and went. Mostly went on rides-- 60 degrees wasn't quite warm enough to spend much time at the water park. It was a great day!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

One of our Fave Summer Spots

Priest Lake. With the Hollings and crew. Guaranteed to be a great time!

This year was no different.

Sun. Sand. Water fights. Games. Fishing. Fabulous!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Family FUN!

We were so lucky to have the Lynden cousins come visit us in July.

My kids could not have been more excited! They all had such a great time.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


I feel like independence day this year was a good representation of life in our household with "older" kids. It's amazing to see how different our life is than it is for my siblings who are busy with younger little ones!

But we sure love to spend time with those busy little cousins!

Monday, December 05, 2011

June Joy

I was so so so proud of my kiddos in June!

Finished school with style...

Even graduating from preschool...

And going to camp-- big brave girls who stayed for several nights away from home!

Anyone for a little t-ball?

What joy my growing kids bring to our household. :)