Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Just a quick post to check in on a lighter note.
Sometimes I wonder if my posts can be too negative and focused on my struggles, while those days and struggles are so real life can be so much more fun and light hearted around here.
For instance on Monday we spent our afternoon making a Thor costume- tons of fun.

Vaughan's graduation went well, we had family in from out of town and we all enjoyed a wonderful graduation party.

Sarah made a sweet chalkboard to use as a backdrop for our photo booth, not everyone participated but the ones that did had awesome family photos.
 I had fun with graduation cap cupcakes and a Pinterest inspired candle lite outside farm table.

My household size has shrunk down to 6 people, Sarah and Illana are visiting family in up-state New York and my 10-year-old niece is spending the summer with her father out of state.

I know pretty crazy, we went form 4 to 5 to 6 to 9 and now back to 6-- currently it's the original 4, plus Aubry, now 7-months, and my 4-year-old nephew.

Our summer schedule is easy, we wake, eat and go to the beach.
Now that I'm back to life with little ones, I prefer to get to the beach early, before it gets too hot and crowded, and leave in time for baby girls naptime and snack time.

We have other adventures planned, children's museum, science center, zoo, beach, picnic, nature walk/scavenger hunt and watching all the Star Wars movies in order before summer ends.

We also have a family vacation to Washington DC planned and Steve and I have a return trip to Cali in the works.

I've been planting flowers-- a new adventure for me, as veggies have always been my plant of choice.
Phew, a summer that seemed to be empty sure does seem full.

Well that's it for today.
Have a great Wednesday everyone-- oh which reminds me, soon I will be off to inner-city Detroit for our high school mission trip, 
I'm excited!!
Peace, love and Jesus,


Anonymous said...

Cali? Did someone say yosemite? BOOYAH! Two of my favorite things u and Cali. Love ya-svs

Tiffany said...

your summer sounds like my summer. Trips and beach, pool, and fun. I'm glad you are doing okay. I know we let the " drama" take over at times and there are days we are just plain irritated at silly stuff ,but I was once reminded that at least we can recognize those days and knows who actually hold those days for us. God is fully aware of every little cry, yelp, laugh and even tear . Love you girl and pray for you and your family all the time.

Simply Dani said...

No, Steve. She said Dani.

Anonymous said...

Looks like I get to go tool shopping in Cali again. A list of the projects ahead of me while we are there would be nice. Looking forward to it...A LOT! Psyched to see u too;)-svs


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