What a summer!

After returning from the Bahamas in April,

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we docked farther south in Soverel Harbor Marina

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in North Palm Beach, just a stones throw from where we purchased our boat 5 years ago.

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We arrived just in time to celebrate Richard’s induction into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

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His hard work is becoming a blessing to him in his schooling at UF, and as he seeks God for clear direction in his education and life.

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We had a visit from Marilee and the boys, Cristopher and Judah!

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Jon then found another love in a place where surfing is limited…Archery!

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In the words of Larry, his new coach,

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he is a natural.

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Shortly afterwards, Grandmother, Rick’s mom, broke her wrist,

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then Grandaddy, Rick’s 91 yo father, had a stroke, so we got to spend time with him during his rehabilitation.

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I loved being a cheerleader for my favorite Gator!  IMG_6718

Jon and I then went on a road trip stopping to see my little bro, Uncle Matt, and family!  My dad and mom, Aunt Natalie and great food,

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games to play as we are a game playing family,58587980574__58B83E40-B5BF-439C-A12C-C51C165C4557

and a niece and her family too! Yay!IMG_1663

We then followed my parents to their farm in east TN and Jon enjoyed the freedom to practice his driving skills,

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practicing archery with one of Happy’s pumpkins IMG_6883

in front of a hay bale target,IMG_6901 2

picking up chickens as well as gathering eggs,IMG_6885

fishing with Uncle Jon, his name sake,

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harvesting honey from their bee hives

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and building forts with me in the woods. 58627352966__FE4324E4-A63C-449B-B6D1-4A1DCED929CD

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We traveled on to Andrew’s home in Nashville to stay with the granddaughters,

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Mara, with Uncle Stephen, is the crafty one

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who loves insects.  She had the joy of holding ladybugs…

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while they were “playing piggyback” 🙂 They can’t fly so she enjoyed them for a long time.

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Mia, the joyful princess,

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who loves to dance, especially with her cousins.

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And Aria, who loves to eat,

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and play in the water.

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I had such fun with them inside

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and out!

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Jon and I headed back to Florida,

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stopping to visit Grandaddy,IMG_7007

some friends who gave me this amazing flower…never seen one like it before,

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and meet up with others to catch some good waves.

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Emily and Richard

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visited Marilee, boys, and Katherine for sweet sibling time together.IMG_7023IMG_7022IMG_7024IMG_7020

Rick and Jon enjoyed the Florida vs Miami game live ,witnessing a great win for the Gators!

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Though prepared, we watched as hurricane Dorian made a 90 degree turn north from a path headed straight for us. God was merciful to us!

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Summer has come to a close and 8th grade has begun here in Palm Beach Gardens.  The perfect place for my care and treatment (next blog) and his “Edventure…Educational Adventure.”

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“He made the moon for the seasons;
The sun knows the place of its setting.”  Psalm 104:19

One Comment Add yours

  1. RON WARNCKE says:

    Thanks for the update. We continue to do well, Praise the Lord! Ron and Barbara

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