Thursday, January 31, 2019

Summer 2018

Summer 2018 was about as busy as it could be!
Enjoy this post:

The Barn - 

Ready for takeoff...

Because why wouldn't you practice by the lake?!?!?

A proud great-grandfather

We installed rocks this year on the bank to reduce erosion


Perfect swimming + jet skiing weather :)

Our cute grandparents <3

We love Grandma!

These boys... and their jet skis

Gather 'round

Always in the thick of a project is our Caleb ;)

Happy together

Well, why not?!?

This is who Caleb got his project spirit from :)

Jon's main project was making a landing over the rocks to the stairs...

Caleb + Joseph dug a new firepit


A tradition - croquet!

The heavens declare the glory of God...

Fire pit - complete

A gorgeous sunset!

Having fun kayaking

Do you see the Barn??

Peaceful morning

The Barn

Landing - complete

Grandma + the newest addition

Sierra was talking about "Goamma B" for the next week!

Cousin Bonnie had a good talk with Grandma + Grandpa :)

Mary + Lydia had a blast at SSI this year!

Our friend Nathan came to watch the speeches

She's a really good Senator! ;)

Mary + her roommates

SSI 2018

Us in SSI shirts  - age order

Us in SSI shirts - shirt year order

Random stuff - 
We helped campaign for Jon's boss


The team

Our friend, Tisha, had a wonderful recital ;)

The cake was gorgeous

Very creative!


Tish + her teachers


Having fun :)

This was what our fridge looked like for 2 months,
always full of squash/zucchini even though we'd eat it almost every day

In August, Jon got into an accident...

Thankful for safety!

Right before Jon's accident he reached 300,000 miles

The boys did a roofing job with our cousin, Josiah... was very tiring ;)

A little friend from church :)

We had a blast with the D. + H. families!

Looking at Bible Bee results

Mary + Melody had a great time with their friend, Janelle!

Melody took these dear ladies out for lunch

Silly Jon

Our last time to see Audrey before she left for college :(

We had our wonderful neighbors over :)

Jon took us out for ice cream!


Mel - "We're going to get sick!"

Our cousin Esther is a candyholic ;)

Having fun with our friend, Hannah D.

We got to see the Bontrager family at a church close to us

Our front yard field + our neighbor's tractor

Sierra Blvd. ;)

We had a great time with the H. girls and Tish ;) ;p

Caleb and his great mechanic skills really helped Lyd out :)

Jon took these girls out for a special sibling time


Hard at work with wood

A Mustang ride with cousins...

...and a '48 ride!

Lydia on her first day of work

A family walk down the driveway ;)

Dad's favorite blanket ;p

We had a wonderful trip to Grace + Mark's in PA to meet
Mr. Mac Anthony Cox!

On the way there we picked up Kattelynn from a summer camp she was attending

Aunt Anna

Anna asleep...

...and Anna awake ;p

Mr. Cutie

Proud Uncle Jon - an expert with babies

Mac - ow my neck hurts!

Just stretch me out!

You're intriguing, Aunt Mary

Let's look at that bearded guy...

This isn't as fun as it seems :(

I'm trying to look sour-faced...

Fun game times!

I collapsed after all of that...

The first baby boy in our family for over 19 years!

Who's really taller?!?

The best Uncle Joe!

Aunt Lyd

How many can entertain him at once?!?

Lyd + Kate

Sweet Mommy <3

Family times are the best :) ;)

I hope you enjoyed the pictures
 and thank you for persevering to the end of this long post ;)

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