Friday, September 14, 2012

What We've Been Up To in the Summer of 2012

 
This summer was the first in 5 years that we took
a significant break from school.
 
We decided to take all of July and August off
to give plenty of time to work in the garden.
 
Obviously, we took time to do a lot
of other fun things, too!
 
We shopped with friends!
 
 
 
Played outside!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Went to the zoo!
 



 
 
Gabriel went mobile!
 
 
 
 
 
Hung out with friends.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recovered from hand surgeries.
 
 

 
 
And celebrated 4 birthdays!
 
 
Mary Grace turned 11.
 
 
 
Hannah, my baby our oldest turned 16.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Joshua turned 13.






Micah turned 3.


 
 
Micah's birthday was spent in the mountains!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 
 
We had a blast in the Smokies!





And just watched in utter amazement at how our kids keep growning and learning. . . .
 
 
 
 
Oh, and I've spent a lot of time filling out paperwork for our 2 new sweeties. . . . :)
 
It's hard to believe that next summer they will be home with us!!!


2 comments:

MamaHen said...

Love all the pictures!

Laine said...

Precious update!!!!! I love all the beautfiful pictures and beautiful children! Yall have had a summer full of memories and fun!