Friday, July 13, 2012

Vail Kiddos

Avery and Madi were blessed with so many new friends this summer!  Now that we are home they have asked on many occasions when they will see them all again.  (Mom and Dad are pretty boring)  13 kids total... crazy, but totally fun!

Sweet Evalyn

Madi and Evalyn were good buddies

Connor was Madi's FAVORITE!!!! "Conno Conno!"

Luke & Avery watching swimming races

Gracie was Avery's best friend on project

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vail Mountain Cleanup

Our staff team took the Vail Gondola up to the top of the mountain and then hiked back down picking up trash (and other crazy stuff) from the mountain... a fun way to serve and to get a free lift pass!  The most exciting thing I found was an empty mustard bottle... random.  The best finds were a "Go Pro" video camera (which still works), a black bra (why that got lost I have no idea), and a whole snow board.  Nice.

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Sunday, July 08, 2012

A Little Hike

Family time walking up a mountain... Sounds fun!  Booth Falls is a beautiful hike and the girls actually did great.  How refreshing it was to breathe in the cool fresh mountain air... the smell of pine.  Love it!

Listening to the waterfall

Our good friends the Thiessens... love them!

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Butterflies Everywhere!

One of our first days in Vail all the staff moms and kiddos to the Betty Ford Gardens to watch 3000 butterflies be released.  It was so neat!  The kids ran around the park chasing them... those poor things were just trying to fly away and get away from hundreds of crazy kids.
Emily Verge & our sweet Madi... they loved each other this summer!

Next to the butterfly cocoons

I actually caught one... pretty neat.

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Welcome to Vail

We spent the first 5 weeks of our summer in Vail, CO on summer project.  25 Students joined us from around the country and a staff team of 12.  It was one of the greatest summers we've ever had.  God did some amazing things... so the next few posts will be from our time there.  It was SO fun!

Our first day there we took a little hike...
Our good friend Emily & her sweet girl Gracie

Our staff team & (most) of our 13 kiddos!

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Happy Birthday Madi!

We had a little party for our sweet girl... 2 years old!  Can't believe it!  She is a precious gift to us... great sense of humor, beautiful smile, and a little girl who is full of life.  April 24th... Happy Birthday sweetie!

Notice the fingerprints on Elmo's nose... we can thank Isaiah for that one!

One tired Birthday girl

2 years old!

This is our girl... so her!

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