Tuesday, August 21, 2012

{grant's b'day continued. sun & sand. savoring summer. Bring Love In.}

Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes for Grant...he had a super special & fun couple of days!! This past weekend, some friends of ours invited us to hop on the boat & head out to the river!! The kids were thrilled about the idea, so we put our suits on, packed some snacks & headed off!! Thanks Ashlee & Luke for the great day!! The kids (& us!) had a really relaxing, fun day with your family:) It was so fun to experience this "1st" with Ariyat. When she got in the water, she basically just froze. After a bit of touching the water with her toes, she was all in!!! She loved the sand on the shore, as does her momma!! She could have laid in the hot sun & sand for hours....she tells me often.."momma, Ariyat no like cold, Ariyat like hot!!" Hopefully, this coming winter is mild...not sure what she will make of it:) Her beaming smile is one of the many things that we love about her...her sweet, kind, gentle, lovable, giggling personality is contagious. She truly shines from the inside out.

With school starting in 2 days, we've been really focusing on spending our minutes, hours & days enjoying one another. Summer always comes to an end way too quick..what a nice, family-oriented, relaxing summer we had!

Finally, THANK YOU to those of you who came to our home on August 14th to support Levi & Jessie Benkert and their ministry, BRING LOVE IN!! I know everyone who was able to attend enjoyed their time getting to know their family & learning about the work they are doing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia! If you haven't had the chance, you should definitely hop on over to their Bring Love In page.. http://bringlove.in/

Savoring the last couple of days of summer & our children before they head off to school....

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