Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fall Camping in the Mountains

We just came back from a fabulous fall camping trip!  We spent two nights in Julian Price Park, which is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, in Blowing Rock, NC.  We camped with our good friends, and our kids have endless hours of fun playing together, which always makes camping even more fun!
Noah cooked breakfast for us on both days: breakfast burritos and bacon, and pancakes and sausage.  Delicious!

This is Isaac's happiest face!  The largest possible smile!

Our 5 camping kiddos

Matt tending to the fire

Hammock fun

More hammock fun


Heading out on our hike to the Hebron Falls

Beautiful colors along the hike.  We hiked along a path to the falls, then climbed along the boulders. 

The fall weather was perfect, and we were in the mountains during the peak of color change.  God's creation is simply beautiful!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Two Cub Scouts!

We have two cub scouts!  Isaac is a Tiger and Noah is a Webolo. Tonight is the first pack meeting of the year!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Isaac in Action

One of Isaac's favorite places is Defy Gravity. He loves climbing to the top of the rock wall then falling down into the foam pit. Here's a few pictures of Isaac in action:

Flag Football Movies

I caught a few of Noah's flag football plays on video this morning.  This first clip is when Noah started as center then caught a pass and had a good run. I accidentally made the movie in "Slow Motion" mode, so it makes for an interesting movie if you're patient!  Noah is in the red shorts.

The second movie is when Noah was in "Beast Mode" on defense.  He got 3 flag pulls out of 6 downs!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Highly Successful Start!

Today ends Noah's business at the pool, since the pool is closing for the season. He has had a highly successful and profitable summer. He has received endless compliments from neighbors and gained respect as a businessman. He had fun with his business all summer, and it never seemed like work. He has learned an invaluable amount of information about running a business, and he already has a product strategy in place for next summer. Best of all, he ended the season with a completely empty refrigerator!  Congratulations, Noah!  We are so proud of you!

End of the Pool Season

The pool season has come to an end. We have had countless hours of fun at the pool this summer and we are sad to see this day come, but we're already looking forward to next summer!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Flag Football

Flag Football season has started!  Noah's first game was today. Only 5 players showed up for his team, so all the players needed to play the entire game without breaks. It was above 90 degrees today so Noah was so tired when the game was over!  

He did a great job at every position. He pulled a flag on defense and had a good run on offense. Hopefully more players show up next week!