Thursday, August 18, 2016


Both boys continue to take piano lessons.  Owen decided to add the cello and band explorers this year as well.  In band explorers, each participant plays the flute, clarinet, trumpet and trombone during a quarter of the year.

Owen has been very excited about the new instruments he is learning.  A bonus...his piano playing seems to have improved with the addition of the other instruments.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

First Day of School - 4th and 2nd

All good summers must come to an end.  Kids were excited to head back to school.  It's hard to believe we are already in 4th and 2nd grades.  Owen has a servants heart and is so excited to get to be a safety patrol helper during morning carpool.  He has enjoyed getting hugs from some of the kindergartners who go to our church.  I love that he is embracing his role of 'big kid'.



Sunday, August 14, 2016

Church at the Lake

Our church moved services to a local lake.  Along with the service were baptisms.  We were thankful that both boys decided to make a public profession of being a follower of Jesus and being baptized.  Owen has been ready for a while, but wanted to wait and be baptized at the lake.

It was a beautiful day and one we will all remember forever.