Friday, August 7, 2020

                                love notes

take the time and teach your kiddos how to leave notes to one another..just a simple task that's full of love๐Ÿ’“

Monday, August 3, 2020

Those bumps and broken moments we encounter in life are blessings
we just don't know it yet
Jesus shines in those moments๐Ÿ˜

Thursday, July 30, 2020

peninsula part 3

my kids seem to keep their helmets on when they dont need them..

Doing the Vida Course

crazy cliff jumpers

 Our favorite ice cream 3 days in a row..

Camper shenanigans
These 2 love stories at bedtime.  It's usually the big kids making up crazy stories.

busted this girl trying to vandalize the park!

Spread Joy and raise a little heaven!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

peninsula part 2

You are not overlooked
You are not insignificant
You are not less than

God sees you
he knows you
He carries your name on His hands


You are wanted
You are included
You are loved

You are called
You are forgiven
You are chosen

You are his!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Peninsula 2020 part 1...

fishing with my 3 fishers

How would you like this in your tent at night?

 High waters

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

my old skateboards...she's so creative!!

found this handsome guy in my backyard

made this deliciousness for a get together with can never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate

teach your kids to write notes to one another..sweet simple acts of love can go along way in this world

Friday, July 17, 2020

Can you all pray for some friends of ours?

Early Wednesday morning, Matt & Lovelyn Palm and their 11 children were victims of a home invasion in Uganda, East Africa where they live and serve the local community. A large gang of men entered in the night and a battle for their lives ensued. Matt and Lovelyn, along with their two oldest children, refused to let the invaders near their younger children and physically stopped them from entering further into their home. They were successful and so incredibly brave! Unfortunately, they did not walk away unharmed. Both Matt and Lovelyn are currently in the hospital receiving care for multiple serious injuries and recovering from 3 emergency, reparative surgeries from their wounds. The older children have been treated and are well and safe. The younger children are safe & secure.

The Palms were scheduled to be back in the States months ago, but chose to stay in Uganda and care for their neighbors during the Covid-19 shutdown. Often times their ministry, Shine Village Initiative, has been the only source of medical transportation, care, and food for over 2500 families. Their choice to stay saved lives, no doubt, but in doing so they gave up their flights and financial security to serve. Now, we get serve them. 
Love wrote this yesterday...I looked in the hospital bathroom mirror yesterday and cried. I didn’t stay there mentally, but I let myself feel it. The Lord has been so gracious and kind. This is what He reminded me then:

The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
Zephaniah 3:17
I hope you know He feels just the same about you.๐Ÿงก

Thursday, July 16, 2020

green lake
We went to green lake campground for a few days and had a blast!
We usually only go to State Parks but our reservation was cancelled due to Covid and Dave still had off.
We enjoyed every minute of it.
We even had a few storms!

fishing, fishing and more fishing right from our campsite...which is the best!

We are constantly having some kind of competition with is always so much fun and hilarious at the same time!
Every wins in our house

free mini golf a few times a day is also a great bonus

Life is toooo short to not enjoy ice cream with your kiddos, friends or family

Throwing dad around was the best according to the boyz
They finally can do all sorts of things to him!

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