I can't believe that the summer has come and gone and we find ourselves at fall's doorstep once again. The summer was a whirlwind and was jammed with experiences, both great and challenging. The start of the summer was rough with Uncle Lloyd finishing his race well and going home to be with Jesus. If you're reading this, please continue to keep Aunt Janet, Jeffery, and the girls in your prayers. We also dealt with the washing away of the Malibu, my old faithful car since college, in the Great Tyler Flood of 2010. The Lord was so good to keep John safe during that scary ordeal and we were amazed at His goodness to us to provide us with an awesome car with better payments, better gas mileage, and was better for the environment (my guilt at teaching Environmental Science while driving a Tahoe is somewhat appeased). The Lord is good to us!
John stayed busy at Pine Cove, keeping things running smoothly for thousands of campers. I stayed busy working on curriculum for a new class at school, running with Em, and going out to Pine Cove to visit John. We also managed to get in a little play time. One of the highlights was the cookout at Wesley's family farm with some church friends. Thank you, Pine Cove, for teaching us our mad canoe skills.
The end of the summer held a fun adventure for me as Emily and I took on Barcelona and Paris in a once-in-a-lifetime sister vacay. There are way too many pictures to post here, but I'll attempt to put up a couple for you to check out. Pictures can't even do the experience justice! Hopefully I'll get to post about it soon, but if you want to hear a little more about it in the meantime check out Em's blog, Taste and See.
And alas! The fall is now upon us! We are grateful for so many things at the start of the fall. John's season is slowing down (enough for him to take a breath at least), we are settled in our house and not in the middle of house hunting like we were at this time last year, and it turns out that everyone was right - teaching is SO much easier year two! Praise the Lord for that one!
We love you and will write more soon!