A bunch of the cousins in the cow barn at state fair... man we learned a lot and did a whole lot of laughing yesterday:)
We were even fortunate to get to hang out with our good friends, the Dinkelmans from Tulsa who happened to be up on vacation too:)
The kids hanging out in Pretty Lake... it is the perfect lake for kids, shallow and sandy... It is so nice to have a way to stay cool and literally just be across the road from the lake... what a blessing!
Izzy and Hope... could these 2 look any more different? They are having a ball getting to know each other this go around... Hope is totally into her new buddy:)
We are enjoying our vacation immensely. We picked up Greg from the airport and unfortunately he is not feeling well at all. We are praying that he gets to feeling better quick so he can enjoy his vacation and not spend it in bed:( We are planning on doing our sibling dinner... just the 5 siblings, spouses, 2 babies, and the rest are staying home being watched by the bigger kids. I think that they have a dance party planned... Should be a fun night for us all:)
It is just such a blessing to all be here an have this time together. I am so thankful for the healing that the Lord has brought that I truly feel like I can enjoy all these things kind of like I used to:)
I will admit that when we do take a big family picture I am always thinking that Samuel is missing... but God has been so faithful to continue to heal my heart each day...
I just watched a video about Heaven with one of my nieces and we were remarking all about what it will be like when we see Samuel again... I told I was so thankful that she was thinking about him too:) Thanks Lindsday Ladybug for remembering your little cousin:)