Summer Zips By

Isn’t summer fun?!?  Our summer was full of activities on and off the boat. Off the boat, our summer started with serving and participating in VBS (Vacation Bible School).  Surf Shack…Catching the Wave of God’s amazing love!!FullSizeRender copy 248

Katherine and Richard were helpers, Jon was a participant, and I was a teacher who taught and helped the kids each make a Shrinky Dink Surfboard with a “Wordless Book” velcro anklet.

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David, still working and creating beautiful art, had his first visit ever to the ER after getting food poisoning at a friend’s house.  (This is after the pain meds)

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Father’s Day brought our 2 families together for a sweet celebration of Dads…and Grand Dad!!

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Katherine is our June birthday and this year was number 15,


Thank you for the cake, Uncle Chuck and Aunt Melissa.

This is the year we let them do a parent-approved crazy thing.  She chose to get purple hair…cute!


She also took her annual trip to Nashville to catch up with her best friend.IMG_6522IMG_6159 copyIMG_6131.We spent some of the summer with our grandson, Cristopher, on the Gulf coast and on the boat.  He is a lot of fun!

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He got to see his great grandfather and great grandmother, too.IMG_5851FullSizeRender copy 432IMG_5844

Marilee and Cristian planned a few get-aways while we were there.


Jon is still enjoying the critters of Florida!

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Time at the pool,


and times on the boat with friends were great…


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…for us!  Thankfully our Captain never takes the short cut! IMG_5391 copy

Spending lots of times on the waves with Dad, Jon’s surfing keeps getting better!

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He is looking to enter his first surfing contest in November.  IMG_5421 copy

Best news as the summer ends is that “Grandbaby #4” is on the way!  So blessed!


When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

“Blessings are on the head of the righteous…” Proverbs 10:6


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