Tuesday, August 6, 2013

July Recap

Well, here we are, already in August! Can you believe it? I already want to start decorating for fall next week!  Anyway, here are some of the things that happened around here last month.

Larry had a birthday. We went to his sister's, 2 hours away. His parents were there for a few days as well before they came back to our house.

Larry's parents came back to our house and the boys sure enjoyed playing games with them! Everyday they were here I think.

But, all good things come to an end and Grandpa and Grandma left to go home. Larry and his dad are talking just before they left.

Going to the Stampede this year really brought out the cowboy in Jacob.

Larry and Ben found a great treasure at one of their favorite places, the dump.

It took Larry half an hour to get it running, but it started and Ben had fun driving it. We ended up not keeping it though. It ran so good, Larry took it to the auction to sell. The zero turn would have been good for my pumpkin patch.

Our baby donkey is doing great!  You can see in the picture below that his mouth is looking really good.  The kids ended up calling him Yadkin.  You think to yourself, that's a strange name.  Well, a good guess would be it has something to do with Daniel Boone.  People in or near North Carolina might know about this.  When Daniel Boone was young, his family moved to North Carolina along the Yadkin River.  And we know that from the unit study we did on Daniel Boone. 

Finally, at the end of the month, our church had VBS.  They used Kingdom Chronicles from Answers In Genesis.  I really appreciate their material.  The whole week the kids were learning there is a battle for truth between the Good Kingdom (God) and the Bad Kingdom (Satan).  They learned everyday about the Armor of God from Ephesians 6.  There was a very clear salvation message and many kids went to talk with our pastor about salvation.  Rebekah is showing off the stage with her crazy hat on for crazy hat day. You can't really see it, but there is a castle up there.

Well, There are a few more things I'd like to share, like Rebekah riding a camel. But the pictures are on Larry's phone and I need to get them off.  So, they will come another day.

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