Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy 18th Birthday to my first born!

It can't be.
My first born turned 18.
She is an adult...legally.
The years melted away and in just a few short weeks she is off to college.
It has been a rough year for me emotionally.
Lots of big events of "lasts", endings and new beginnings.
Not to mention the knee injury, surgery and recovery in process.
So 18 came and with it more emotions.
I love my big girl!
Happy 18th Birthday Julia!

 Love these 2 pictures. Notice as the 18 yr old is opening gifts, the littlest is sucking her thumb!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A very happy 4th of July

We had the absolute pleasure of hosting our China guide for Xin's adoption, Veronica.
She was with us for 5 days and got to experience our big loud crazy 4th of July family celebration at the lake.
She is a delight and fit right in!

We picked blueberries...LOTS of blueberries!

We took her to the horse farm.

Eating...we do LOTS of eating!!

Boating, tubing and kayaking!

The cousins treated us to traditional "cousins theater"

 Games and puzzles
 Cornhole tournaments

 tennis watching

 celebrating 3 birthdays

fireworks show

We had a fabulous time!
Another holiday of memory making!!