Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fall Evangelistic Meetings

We would love to have you join us
 for our Fall Evangelistic Services!

Friday, September 29, 2017

SSI 2017

Lydia and I (Mary) had a great time at the Student Statesmanship Institute LEAD program this year!

Like father, like son?

Shiloh brought her banjo!

On our way to the Capitol

The governor's office

Lydia's trial on Thursday went very well!

Charmaine - so good to see you again!

Grace - it was fun being on the same caucus!

Giving my speech on the House floor

Aleithia, one of Lydia's coaches

Abby - Lydia's friend in Mock Trial

Ashley was our roommate

Emily, Carly, Jaime and Lydia

Caitlin, it was a blast hanging out with you!

Mallory - I had fun getting to know you! 

I had a great time with you, Ellen!

Anna - super fun to meet someone else who has
7 girls and 3 boys in their family!

It was so great to meet you, Isobel!

Heidi - You did great on Media!

Alexis - fellow mock trial-er

Julianne was on Lydia's team

Michelle, Elise, Julianne




Justin, Shiloh - Lydia's coaches for the 2nd year in a row :)


Opposing lawyers and dear friends ;)

Joshua, Elise and Lydia, with famous photobomber Justin :D

We had such a fun time with you, Ashley!

Amanda - we're so sad to see you go, but have a great time in Chicago!

Aimee, you're awesome!!

We were very thankful for the opportunity to go this year!
If you've never been, we strongly encourage you to go.
It will change your life!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Today was Julia's birthday!

Julia became our ninth teen today! 

You bring a sparkle into our lives ;)
We love you!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Post 2: SC+ trip

On Monday, the kids + Kattelynn and Sierra went out with us to a local park!


The beautiful waterfalls in downtown Greenville

Sierra loves being with Daddy!
Zonked out.....

Almost ready to crawl!


That evening, we visited with some friends from MI 
who moved down to SC earlier this year!

Anna's funny faces are limited :D

Farewell, friends!

After our time with the Hollidays, we stopped to visit
 the Johnsons in NC and spent the night.

The beautiful heart in their front yard <3

On our way to Rapidan Baptist Camp in Rochelle, VA

The beautiful setting

A gorgeous sunset..

To cut off some of the travel time on the last day, 
we traveled from the camp to a hotel in Winchester, VA

We went swimming in the hotel pool

The instruments take up quite a bit of space ;)
At least we don't have the 5 extra cellos anymore! :D

A beautiful river - not sure what the name is :P

Oh joy......

Here's what the guys did while we were away:

Burning the midnight oil, literally ;)

Pick your pile

They worked on an old mower with Grandpa B

Guys' night out 

Jon stayed really late at the Capitol one night - 11:30 p.m.!

We had a really great time and thank the Lord
for His good gifts :)