Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer Sports Fun

 Elijah had another year of baseball this summer. He was in the 2nd/3rd rec league and he was the only 2nd grader on the team with 3rd graders so he was pretty small. But the cool thing about baseball is that you don't have to be big:) He is a quick runner and did really well. 

 Mark helped Miss Julia coach and it was a fun 2 months. 

 Sophia also played her second summer of softball and really could hit that ball! 
She played a variety of spots and she said her favorite was catcher. 

So thankful for all our friends and family who came out to watch the kids play! 
Not pictured: Uncle Kenny and Aunt Mary, Grandma and Grandpa 
Thanks for caring about what our kids care about! 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Arianna's Summer Piano Recital

Ari is still taking piano lessons and had a great recital this summer. I am getting so excited because she has always wanted to play in our church and Julie has been teaching her how to do that! There is nothing better than singing praises to Jesus with your daughters! Made my heart so happy! 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Frisco "Camping" Trip July 2015

We had planned a camping trip with friends for mid July at Happy Meadows Campground near Woodland Park. Due to a VERY rainy season, the campground was flooded so we had to make alternate plans. Thank goodness for kind friends who let us use their home in Frisco as a getaway for 3 days, 2 nights. It was MUCH more comfortable than a tent and we had a great time relaxing, exploring Frisco and hiking. 
My children don't normally dress like cows but it was Free Chickfila Day the day that we went up to the mountains- so hit up Chickfila for free breakfast and lunch before heading up! 

 I am not sure the name of this hike but it was right by Copper Mountain and it was awesome! 
It was 3 miles to thelakes and 3 miles back. The kids made it a little over 2 miles up the mountain and then since rain looked looming, Andrew and Mark took them back down, while Nathalie, Ella and I went the last mile to see the lakes/view. It was gorgeous and we were so proud of everyone for hiking as long as they did! 

 All the kids LOVEd using the water purifying straw thatAndrew brought along. 

 We saw a bunch of pack mules headed up the mountain carrying some materials to do a project at the top- pretty strong creatures! 

This was as far as we all got together. 

 Frisco is a great town to explore! 

 They have a great little free museum in Frisco that was fun to check out. 

Such a fun trip with great people!