Our Family Update
Emily’s travels seem not to have slowed down even though our family travels have slowed a bit. She just returned, a few weeks ago, from a team building retreat with our church youth group and a sister church youth group to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. They had some good times hiking and sleeping out under the stars, but the highlight according to Emily was the stay in the hotel on the way home- go figure.
The boys are enjoying their summers via Gameboys and Minecraft. It takes everything that Tammi has to get them outside, riding bikes or just playing. We have instituted a new rule that saying the words, “I’m bored” will be translated and heard as “Give me a chore to do”. This has worked surprisingly well, but the boys are now trying to trick each other into saying it and then ratting the other one out. Well, at least it isn’t an electronic game and they are interacting.
Eva, is Eva. Every day is a surprise waiting to happen with her. She loves going for walks, playing in a sprinkler, and just running down the beach at the water’s edge. But she just can’t resist wading out just past her limit and then looking so forelorn when her little dress gets a little too wet in the waves.
This has been a good and refreshing summer for our family. Thank you for your encouraging words, thoughtful prayers, and the time so many of you have spent with us over these many months. We are renewed and refocused and again headed down the path that God has prepared for us to go.