Mikayla is Home

Mikayla is home from camp and had a great time!

She said she had a blast which is good since the title of the week of camp we sent her to was "Blast Camp."!!!:)

She's a bit tired though!

Tomorrow we head to Indiana for 2 days, then Mikayla heads up north with friends for 3 days, then we travel to Wisconsin for 3 or 4 days...then...(want me to go on? We've had a busy, fun summer to say the least...)

Cousin Camp

While Kurt and I were away for three days, Ben and Kirsten were at Uncle Kent and Aunt Anne's house with their cousins, Hannah and Michael, for 'Cousin Camp'. Mikayla is at Camp Michawana until Friday.

The kids had a great time doing crafts, playing together, riding bikes, going to a water park and on a pontoon ride, etc.

We brought them home tonight and they are both very tired, but happy and blessed.

They say, "Thanks, Uncle Kent and Aunt Anne! We love you!!!"

Kirsten, Hannah, Ben, and Michael at the start of 'Cousin Camp'

Silly pose!!!

Bike Riding

Ben hasn't had much opportunity to learn to ride a bike in the Philippines, but here he has picked it up and loves it!!!!!

We were blessed to find a good bike for Kirsten at a yard sale and to have friends loan us a bike for Ben. They are enjoying riding, especially now since Grandpa just had new asphalt put on the drive way!

Our 19th Anniversary

Kurt and I celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary today.

We are going on a three day get away to a retreat center for couples and families in ministry. It will be good to have uninterrupted time to talk, renew, and draw closer to each other again.

Kurt is a wonderful husband and I am thankful to be married to him.

1 Peter 3: 8Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

A View From the Road

Kirsten snapped this photo as we drove home from church last night.

I really like the peacefulness and beauty of this photo.

A view from the road...part of Grandpa's farm.