Life is traveling too fast for me to keep up on these pictures! I DO realize that my last post was MONTHS ago, but it is just too overwhelming for me to even try to get caught up with a whole summer’s worth of photos! My plan is simply to fast forward to this back-to-school season and at least throw a little bit of an update out there!
We had a super summer, which included a trip back to the Midwest to spend some time with family. We then hosted my sister and her family for a few days. It was so much fun to have the on our turf for a change! From there, summer activities largely slowed down since I took on a teaching position (a bit on the last-minute side) with our homeschool group, Classical Conversations, which meant training and much preparations for both our own school and then my class. But it was a good summer while it lasted, but we are back in the saddle. I’ll give a few summary photos from the summer before launching a great update.
We arrived in Michigan on the 4th of July, just in time for the evening festivities at the lake!
As a whole, a LOT of tubing (and boating and swimming and skiing) was done during our week in Michigan, but here is one representative photo!!
Then is was off to Chicago, which started with an 80th birthday party for Grandpa Bob!
…and then a more relaxing girls time! This was a first for the younger girls in many respects and they LOVED every bit of it! Especially because they got their fingernails done too, which had some fun designs and sparkles on them! Pampering at its best.
Back in CA!! We were able to celebrate Zachary’s 7th birthday a couple days early with our special visitors! A rare treat to have family here for birthday celebrations! Love this picture of Bethany and Logan!
While cleaning out some closet shelves, we came across Paul’s old uniform! Paul put it on while they were in the shower and surprised them when they came out! Zachary got a kick out of it! Amazingly, Paul still fit into his uniform…way to go!! Handsome!!
Check out that smile!! Both front teeth came out within a week of each other! This is my first to have such a big gap in front as the others already had some teeth growing back in before they lost the other front tooth! So cute!
B Week: Ballerina and Baseball week!
Love this picture of Lauren with her good friend, Luke Wilson, both sporting their appropriate outfits for the day!
Doing her best to learn a few ballet moves!
This girl was incredibly flexible!! Doing handstands on these stilts and then contorting her body!!
Zachary with Flat Stanley!!
I’ll stop there for now! A sampling of photos from many months! When it has been this long, fast forwarding is about all I can do!