Five kids...each one it's own variety. Lots of laughter, joy and fun times. A life following Jesus...being a Jesus lover. Raising these incredible individuals and leading them towards their destiny. Stop on by, settle in for a bit and share bits and pieces of our life.
Camp Revamp Revue
Well, I had to post some pictures from this past weekend. We were two of the leaders that attended Camp Revamp with our oldest daughter, Bryn. It was a great weekend for the pre-teens to get together and hear from God and enjoy their friends. This is such a pivotal point in their life...a time to make decisions and to become the people God intended for them to be. Bryn had a great time with her friends and I know that she heard from God. She is growing so quickly and we really see a responsible young woman developing. Here is Bryn at the "Fear Factor" contest. She wasn't too pleased to eat her "surprise" concoction.
They set up a water slide and obstacle course for the kids the first day. The water was refreshing in the 90 degree weather and gave the kids some play time.
Here all all the kids that attended. Lined up and ready to hear what is next for them!
Here is Bryn going down the obstacle course. She had a lot of fun running, playing and staying cool!
What a great picture of Bryn and Queenie. Queenie is one of the young ladies at the Camp...she is super sweet and has always been very pleasant to Bryn-especially when she was a newcomer to Rock Church.
This girl has been caught taking selfies on our cameras. We don't realize she has taken them until we look at our phones. She is so cute...and so preteen. As we are winding down the teen years with Bryn...we are in the homestretch, we see several more beckoning. Caleb will be 13 in one month and Esther is 11...and she is just bursting to be a teenager. She still has that softness of a little girl, but we keep on seeing glimmers in her life that are totally "TEEN." The entrance of selfies is a prime example. Love it. She has always been our quiet, keep to yourself girl...but all of a sudden she is becoming a social butterfly. Lots of friends...texting them on her tablet ( you should have seen my face when she sent me her first text)...small temper tantrums. It's in the mix..and Matt and I feel a little more prepared this time. We have some experience...we know what to expect...what to pay attention to and what to just ignore. By time we are done with this load of kid…
My dad and his wife were in town the other day...and my cousin who lives 3 hours away came to have dinner with us. What a joyous day it was. Here is the first family selfie with my extended family. Good memories!
Who knew...16 years ago this journey would look like this? Sixteen years ago these kids weren't even alive...lol. Our oldest actually took the picture, as she was on her way to class at college. Now, truth be told...this picture took several times to take. No, we weren't waiting for any babies to smile...just for my youngest, yes my 10 year old, to get himself together. He still has a funky look on his face, but I will take it. Not everyone is happy all the time. And one day we will laugh at this picture and all of Judah's antics. These treasures have made this journey incredibly difficult, but it's been worth every step. I am so blessed to be their mom. And glad that I get to be their mom. Blessings on this next year!