Monthly Archives: July 2011

Grants Pass…

About 2 weeks ago we traveled down to Grants Pass with 4 other families and their kiddos. We did this same trip last year and it was super fun, so I am not sure if this will be a yearly tradition but count me in if it is! The trip is fun because it’s on my friends grandparents property. Nice manicured grass, a fenced in pool, nice fire pit, pretty much all you need for “roughing” it, but in a much cleaner, if you will, setting.

You can tell by the face that we were excited to try out our new life jacket.

And there you have it folks. Thats all the pics I took in 3 days of vacation. Enjoy!


July, the 4th, and some

Yup here it is, the monthly update!

Charis is 3 months old this month! Wow does time ever fly.

and Ava is doing a great job at being a 2 year old.

She truly amazes me everyday, but we will save that for another blog.

We had an awesome 4th! We live in a little town that connected to another little town called, Independence, so the 4th is kind of a big deal here. We start the celebrating literally on the 1st of July. People save their parade spot by putting out chairs on the sidewalks 2-3 days in advance. It’s rather crazy. Then the parade starts with the children’s parade.

We decorate wagons, strollers, bikes, and whatever else a kid can be wheeled in and stroll down the street. Its mad chaos but well worth it, because it’s the 4th. Then you find your family on the sidewalk and join them for the next bit. This would be a race. Then the real parade begins. This year it was a bit too long if you ask me. But hey what else are we gonna do in the morning on the 4th?

This would be our pastor with 2 out of 4 of his kids.

The girls, the bob, and I.

The clan, or our family is really what we call them.

Things were going great…

Then we got scared and stayed in daddy’s arms the rest of the time.

We went home after this took some naps and then headed off to a BBQ.

Fun was had by all!