|Grace is in 7th grade and loving middle school!|
|Lydia is in High School now! A freshman at Unity. She went from home schooling to almost 700 students!|
Many people had a lot of negative to say about high school and high schoolers, but I reminded Lydia it didn't have to be her story. Lydia is amazing! All her teachers and very the leadership at the school has been impressed with Lydia's adjustment, thankfulness, and how she includes people who need friends. Way to go Lydia!
|Fall is so fun! I love the sights, smells, temperatures...and beauty!|
|Our family stayed at a cabin in the woods one night with Grandpa and Grandma Shaarda.|
It was great -cold, like frost in the morning! - but great.
|Spur of the moment family photo in front of Josh's grandparent's barn.|
|We went to beautiful Amish country with some of the Beute family to the fall fest there.|
|Grace turned 12 on Oct. 11! |
She celebrated with her Aunt Katie and Uncle Ryan who also have October birthdays.
We love you Grace and are thankful for all the joy you bring to life!
|Family scavenger hunt. Grandpa and Grandma Beute joined us for the fall weekend too!|
|We hardly saw Luka who was thoroughly enjoying his friends, the playground and sports!|
|I love doing crafts with my kids! Reka, our niece joined us for a couple days too.|
|Lake MI sunsets...|
|Family run together.|
|We all got ice cream cones for running - yeah!|
|It was 75 degrees and the waves were just calling Josh. So, Lydia and him swam in the 57 degree water.|
|On Saturday was the polar dip. I decided this was my chance to do a "polar" dip when it was 70 and the water was in the 50's. I never want to regret or miss out on making memories with my kids.|
|I did it!!!|
|Our kids sang in Ateso for the Sunday morning church service.|
Josh preached a touching message on who we are in Christ.
|We had a wonderful time as a family and meeting up with old friends and making new friends.|
I love seeing that God's people are everywhere, each one has a story, and God wants to use us in each others lives.
|Our woods - God's beauty|
|Josh has been enjoying time in the woods hunting. He really loves when his kids join him.|
|When we were up in Gaylord, MI we went the the state forest to show our kids where Josh proposed to me 19 years ago.|
It was great to reminisce. I am so thankful he asked and have been blessed since I said yes.
|19 years, 4 kids, many miles, several countries, lots of experiences...and we praise God for it all!|
He is our center and the blessing of our marriage.