"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Emily's Big Adventure!

Emily left on her big adventure today!  She will be gone for a month!

The first two weeks will be spent traveling to Ukraine and working in a camp for orphans. (She will be AMAZING! - have you SEEN this girl with little kids?!)  The next two weeks will be spent joining the Sturt family on their European vacation (visiting friends and relatives in Sweden and England) . . . they invited her to join them on their summer vacation - and who can say no to that?!!

What an opportunity!  What a wild adventure for a 16 yr old to get to enjoy, especially since she gets to share it with a family that she utterly adores!   So much 'new' - a short term missions trip (I've dreamed for years of doing one as a family, but we haven't managed to yet), international flights, train rides (complete with sleeper cars!), three countries that she has never set foot in and so much more! She'll get to experience parts of Europe as a tourist, but from an insider's perspective.  New foods, new languages, new currency, new adventures!

There will be new dynamics for the rest of our family . . . a taste of days to come in the not so far away future.

Thanks for your support and prayers for her, we are excited to see the many pictures that she comes home with and hear the stories of the planned and the unplanned excitement that will fill the next 4 weeks!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Girls Getaway!

It wasn't cancun and there were no cute little umbrella drinks this time . . . BUT I finally got to sneak off with my sister for a few days!  Mountain biking at Garden of the Gods, roaming around in Manitou Springs (beating her at Ms.Pac-Man, just for old time's sake!), a little bit of scrapbooking and a lot of food!
So thankful for my sister! 



Monday, June 6, 2016

Micro Road Trip ~ Summer 2016 ~ Bishop's Castle

What a wild experience!  We had fun exploring this unique place as a family today!  So many spots to climb and crawl about . . . definitely an out of your comfort zone kind of thing for those who don't really love heights!