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family photo 2016 october

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quick but precious!

A whole lot happens in a months time but here are a few quick photos of fun. More of San Diego to come (Steve's and my five year anniversary trip).

Ethan playing while I prepare dinner.


Grandpa getting Ethan ready for duck hunting!

 Hard at play...jumping out if planes! Thank you Grandpa Bjurstrom!


And I woke up to this one morning: the boys clearing 'earthquake rubble.'

Sam's healing bee sting on his lip!

Everything is a teaching moment!


Bjurstrom love from San Diego!!!






Scheels...always fun.


LOVE this man!

LOVE these boys!

Beautiful snuggle time!

Out with Dad and other family. Never to early for gun safety.

Quite the face huh!?!?!

"...It is good for people to eat, drink, and ENJOY their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to ACCEPT their lot in life." 
Ecclesiastes 5:18

Monday, September 1, 2014

A little more Summertime!

As the summer draws to a close we are thankful for so many fun memories with so many people. 
Here's a recap of a few along the way.

Dad grew a mustache in July along with dozens of other men in our church to raise money for adoption. The church raised about $76,000! Wow, God must care a lot about "setting the lonely in families. " (psalm 68:6)
We would love and welcome if the Lord set some lonely children into our family one day! *)

This was Ethan's participation! A couple of different mustaches, and coffee. One day Ethan said, "Dad, how do I make a mustache?" Steve said, "You have to grow one." 
Ethan: "I'm trying but it's not working."
Oh my son, soon enough!


Fun at Great Grandma and Grandpa Chamberlin's house.
Ethan and Sam had some time away with my mom and dad.

Enjoying some pool time with 4 of the 5 second cousins!

Summer is always a fun time for walks as a family around Gray's Lake.
This day we took a detour down to the water after a picnic dinner on the grass!

The boys leading the way!


This is Ethan sincerely trying to not get wet!
Can you guess how this ended?

Oh yes, here it is, what fun!



Always time for some indoor silly too! Wearing Dad's work sock.

And of course we've had lots and lots of ice cream!
Ice cream and then to a park!


Sadly, we have not managed the summer without several bug bites.
Ethan reacts terribly to them. Here is one where his eye started swelling pretty good.
Ethan rightly asked, "why did God make mosquitoes?"

Oh my! I've never seen such HANDSOME shirtless men! And all 3 are mine!!!
A chili dinner without shirts is actually a great idea! Thanks Dad!

Ethan snuggling close to his Aunt Kori and "on the way" baby boy cousin Chamberlin! Coming early November! Yay!

Sam and I enjoying an afternoon on the patio while everyone else is napping!

Summer is a ton of fun but I am soooo excited for the next 2 seasons: fall and winter!!! Every season brings fun new specialties that only come around during that season! 
However, summer is not over yet so we're going to keep on keepin on!

"But godliness with contentment is great gain."
1 Timothy 6:6

-content with seasons of life, the good days, the hard days, strengths, weaknesses and trials. What we have and what we don't have. Well content with whatever each day may bring.