In these past two weeks we have been doing the "Summer Thing". Along with enjoying the longer, more carefree days, we've also sent our eldest off to Canada for a missions trip. (His Grandpop would have been so proud as his heart was all about reaching the lost).
So, we loaded Allen up with some good family friends in their rented RV. Destination: Ontario, Canada.
Their mission is to teach the kids soccer as part of an all-day VBS/Soccer Camp and share the gospel in their small groups.
Allen has a group of 13-7yr. olds and is experiencing many opportunities to minister to children who need extra love to break through a somewhat hard outer shell. Some are from the First Nation's Reservation, some from the women's shelter,and others are from foster care. We are so thrilled he has this opportunity to be God's hands and feet to these precious children.
On the home front, Josi got a new pair of glasses. After gluing and re-gluing her other pair together over 10 times, we decided it was time for a new pair. Isn't she a beauty? Very chic!
We celebrated the Fourth of July with some sparklers.
We also got to see a wonderful fireworks display at our local State Fairgrounds. There was a time, not too long ago, that we had to skip the fireworks because they were way too loud for Josi. However, she was sitting there clapping and oooing and ahhhing with the rest of us! Nadia loved them too.
Other than that, we're mostly trying to stay cool!
We met our friend Lisa with daughters Kate and Olivia at the local spray park/pool for some refreshing fun.
See? There's Lisa and Olivia in the background. Not sure where Kate was at this moment.
And of course there's always just watching little missie being awfully cute!
And just overall whacky!
(Which makes her a perfect fit for our family!!!)
Hope you all are enjoying whatever it is you've been up to lately!