Sunday, October 10, 2021

Early August you were Awesome!

VBS was held in August this year!
All of our kids are too old to be "in it"!
So they all volunteered to help "run it"!
They were all so excited to be part of it!

They were lead teachers, assistant teachers, singers, outdoor game leaders,

crafts helpers, snack helpers and actresses!
It was a great week and everyone was disappointed when it ended!
I'm so proud of their hard working (and fun loving) attitude!

The HopeKids 5K was back!
Anna, Johnny and Ellie were on one of the advertisements 
from a few years ago!

The kids have been running all summer 
with the Orono High School Cross Country team!

They were all ready to run the 5K!

And I was ready to WALK it!
Hubby and I walked over 400 miles in 2020 
and this year we should do over 500 miles!

It was an exceptionally beautiful morning for run/walk!

They had food and activities after the events!

Our kids LOVE to tye-dye!
A few of the kids forgot to wear gloves while tye- dying!
They had very colorful hands when they were done!

There was rock climbing!

Melissa  and a few other kids made it to the top!

As it got warmer,
water balloon slinging became a very good choice!

Mary had a direct hit on Grace, quite a few times!
Grace had a great sense of humor about it!
And took it all in stride!

Nerf wars and games were exceptionally fun for our boys!

We had Ben, Sam, Jake, Anna, Joe and Luke out there at one point!

I was so happy to finally see my sister and SIL "in person"!
What a blessing to spend time visiting and having dinner together!

I LOVE this simple summer dress!
Thanks A, are you sure you don't want it back!
It was my easy "go to" dress all summer and it has pockets!

If you go back a few posts, 
you will find my most embarrassing moment...
this was the spot...
I really feel like I could do it...
(leap the landscape)
the saga has ended and now we will NEVER know!

I sent hubby and a couple kids to the store to get CAT FOOD...

Hmmmm, yep...
and this is what they came home with!
That's a funny looking cat on that bag!
(At least the dogs liked it!)

Jim's first cousin and his wife spent an evening with us!

It was so wonderful to reconnect with Carol and Tim!
They are from Texas and they were in MN for a family reunion!
I am so glad the contacted us and we were able to get together!
The kids made us pizza dinner and we were spent the evening visiting!
We shared our journey's!
Life is NOT a straight line...
LOVE their faith!

Thank you Carol and Tim for the beautiful flowers!
And for the blessed time together!

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