Thursday, May 30, 2013

ANOTHER SEASON ON THE LAKE HAS BEGUN!

Today I ventured over to Lake Sunapee...it was 90+ degrees and the lake was calling my name.  
Brady didn't skip a beat when it came to knowing the boat.  He picked up from when he was last on it.
 And Jo had his VERY first boat ride!!!  He loved it.
 It was a perfect day on the lake, just what I needed.
 I brought Stevie with me and she stayed up on one ski.
 The water was only 58 degrees...COLD!  Thank goodness for wetsuits.  It helped a little bit.
 Being on the lake is healing...and so peaceful.
 And not just for me. :)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

THREE YEARS

 Three years.  It's hard to believe it's been that long...although it seems like longer.
My heart was SO touched when I received THIS picture from Tina. She faithfully has let balloons go for the past three years.  I love her and am so grateful that she remembers.
Thank you Tina!
I'm also grateful to my parents who make sure Ben's grave always looks so beautiful.  They actually JUST planted some really pretty flowers right after I visited with Ben so I didn't get an updated picture.  Thank you mom and dad for taking care of my Ben.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

HIKING MOUNT MAJOR WITH THE YOUTH

The young women in our church have to do a 3 mile hike before their girls camp in July.  I decided to combine the youth for our joint activity and hike my favorite local mountain.  It's a challenging hike and the views are spectacular.



Of course, there is never any lack of entertainment when my children are involved.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

STEVIE'S END OF AAU SEASON

I'm sad to say goodbye to another basketball season because traveling with her is ALWAYS fun.


But the faces she comes up with?  A little scary. :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

JOSEPH

I love the way that this boy makes me feel inside.  I love the way he can smile through 'hard' things.  I love that he is ours because I couldn't imagine my life without him.  I just plain LOVE him.





Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE...

I know, because we are spending more and more time outside.  We like to spend some time each day taking walks, heaven knows Mickey needs it.
 Unfortunately she doesn't always make it around our 2 mile loop.  Thankfully Brady is a good sharer of his ride.

No matter how busy we are, we ALWAYS take time to stop and smell the flowers...even if it's just a dandelion. :)

This is what I love most about being outdoors.  A tired and happy boy at the end of the day.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013