June 28, 2011


Summer is going by wayyyy too fast, I think I am dreading school starting back more than the kids.  I know I sound like such a great homeschool mom. ;)   We just got back from a week of camping and boating and it was so much fun, and it was so much HOT!
 Tyler learned to ski!! All the kids tubed like crazy. Bert did the wake board and slalomed ..what a show off, right?  I did get up on the ski's and Misty and I had our lives flash before us on the tube! Wow, I was really scared and rededicated my life to the Lord several times!   Jax tried to ski and almost had it, he and Sophie both skied with Bert and that was pretty cool. I didn't take a lot of pictures b/c I kept forgetting my camera in the camper but I do have a few pictures to share.
 The remainder of our summer is packed. My older 3 are going to be all over the place in July. I am going to miss them. They have camps and Peak and children's revival and then WHAM...August is here and well, no more sleeping in!!
Jax and O in the camper

Micah and Nick

KK and V...before

KK and V...after

EG and Nick

EG and KK

V, Savanna, EG and KK

all 4 at once!!

Sophie is 6

Ok, I am a little late but not a whole month late yet!! Sophie turned 6 on June 13th! She never thought the day would get here! She and Jax had big plans for a day with friends at Pump It Up. Unfortunately, due to a long sickness and a night at the ER Jax did not make the birthday party. He is still dyeing to know what Pump it up is all about. (back to Jax later).  Sophie really wanted a DS, a guitar and a Rapunzel wig for her birthday and she was SOOO happy to get all 3!!  Her friends also brought great gifts and she had so much fun!  She now tells me she wishes she was still 5 because she does not want to get old and die...seriously, she said that.  She has grown leaps and bounds. I cannot imagine our life without this chatty little girl. She is such a helper and she is the "finder" in our home. Does your home have one of those? If something is lost Sophie either knows exactly where it is or will do her best to find it!! And 9 out of 10 times she is successful!  She is such a blessing and has adjusted really well to Jax coming home. There have been some hard days for her b/c sometimes it seems she is the older sibling leading the way...even though he is 2 years older than her. She is my sweet little girl and is truly loved by everyone who knows her!!