Monday, July 29, 2013

First Day of School - 2013

Today was our first day of school.



Jada - 3rd Grade, Caleb - 8th Grade
Josiah - 6th Grade, Rachel - 4th Grade



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Sarah - Preschool




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A picture of all 6!  We've taken their picture in front of this little tree for the last several years.  The kids keep getting bigger ... but the tree does also, LOL.

Previous year's 1st day posts ... I can't believe, looking back, how much they've changed:
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fourth of July HIke

We had no plans on the fourth and the kids needed some pictures for their 4H projects, so we decided to take a small road trip to find a nature preserve an hour or so away.   We ended up finding it, along with a rock outcrop that was really cool.  The kids were using my camera to take pictures for 4-H, which left me with my phone's camera.     It's hard to believe that these areas were here in Northern Indiana.

#hangingrock. Life on the edge.
The girls posing at the top of Hanging Rock, overlooking the Wabash River.

#hangingrock
Caleb.  It's hard to tell in the picture how high we are, but you can kind of see the treetops as we are above them. 

#hathawaynaturepreserve #waterfall
Just a few miles away is the Hathaway Nature Preserve.  It was beautiful and peaceful.  We got to view several small waterfalls up close and personal.

Waterfall #2. #hathawaynaturepreserve

A waterfall you can actually stand at the top @peerdaddy


We enjoyed a small picnic next to one of the falls.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

May and June Recap

Our summer break is quickly coming to an end.   We've had a busy, but relaxing summer.   The last few months were consumed with summer camps, VBS, 4H projects and our oldest becoming a teenager.   We have two weeks to breathe and then we begin another year of school.   Here's a few phone pictures from May and June.

The girls are driving me around!! #cedarpoint
The girls driving at Cedar Point.  We took the older four and had a blast riding coasters all day.  The favorite of the day was Millennium Force.

Jada getting dropped off at overnight camp!  She showed no signs of fear. #bearlakecamp #braverthanhermom
Jada getting dropped off at camp.  She didn't know anyone else, but showed no fear and had lots of fun.

We made it down the river without getting wet!
While Jada was at camp, the rest of us went canoeing.  It was my first time and I'm looking forward to going again!


Rachel getting dropped off at Bear Lake Camp!
Rachel's turn for camp.  She was lucky enough to have her close friend in her cabin with her ... but she still thought a week was a little too long to be gone.

Dropped off our last camper for the summer.  #bearlakecamp #bestfriends @morgebby00
Caleb and his best friend ready for their week of camp.

It's swim time!
Jada enjoying a little pool time at Aunt Kristen's.

Parade time!  #charteroakchurch
The church's float in our local parade.  Jada is in the white one, with Sarah, Alex and Rachel directly behind her.

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