That's a Wrap!

This little guy loves soccer.  It's been fun to watch his skill grow from last Fall till this one.  He's a fast little runner and is starting to catch onto the rules of the game (as much as a 6yr old can understand).  It's neat watching him have so much fun while playing. 

Calvin gets Student of the Month

There's just something about your kid being honored as student of the month that makes you feel so proud inside.  Especially when it has to do with the Fruits of the Spirit!  The boy's school focuses on a different fruit of the spirit each month and this month Calvin was honored for his example of Love. Mrs. Silbernagel spoke about how Calvin always pays attention to other students when they are hurt or upset while in PE.  Keep it up Calvin!  

Lost Lake!

We always really look forward to our trip to Lost Lake with the Brown Family.  If memory serves me correctly, this year was our 10th year camping here.  Such great memories over the years and of course, it changes each Summer as the boys grow older.  We had a few firsts this year...
This was the first year without any of the Brown kids! Still fun, just definitely different now that they only have Lauren at home.

We also thought we'd try the dogs in the kayaks this year.  Rags is getting older and can't endure a walk around the lake.  Why not try a float!  It went surprisingly better than we thought it would!

 This was the first year the boys decided on their own to go into the lake at our favorite swimming spot without life jackets on.  Their becoming slightly more confident in their swimming abilities.

There were some special moments the boys had with Sean and Cheri all to themselves.

Although we've loved Lost Lake, we're thinking we might venture out and try a new c…

Beckett Point

We had the opportunity to be with Grandma Kim during her siblings week at Beckett Point in WA.  What a fun time we had.  I had only been to Darren and Lisa's house at Beckett Point once before and what an incredible place with an even more incredible view.  Not only was the stay amazing, the time with family was even better.  It's only once in a blue moon that almost all of my mom's siblings are able to be together at one time.  It was truly a treat.  Here are some of the pics (there were a billion).

Calvin's Kindergarten Graduation!

Slow. Down. Time.
The Kindergarten milestone is upon us.
Calvin was soooo fortunate to have Mrs. Vey and Mrs. Starkey as his teachers.  They're incredible.  Not only do they have a passion for teaching, they have a passion for the Lord and it shows what they teach as well as how they interact with the kids.
Next school year, we're moving onto the big grades!

A visit from Tata and Avi

Oh how visits like these make me long to be closer to my family.  It wasn't that long ago that our boys were babies and yet it feels like a million years ago in some ways.  In the blink of an eye.  I know it's going to go by even more quickly with nieces and nephews I only get to see infrequently!

So, it's visits like this one that I cherish.  I am thankful for the sacrifice of travel so that we can spend time together. Oh how full my heart is just looking back through the moments captured in pictures...