Thursday, August 7, 2008

Summer Vacation is Sweet...but too short!

We feel that we need to treat the kids during the summer to a vacation for a job well done in school.

This summer we did it around a family reunion that we helped organize for Becky's family. We reserved 3 one bedroom condos at a 5 star resort in Orlando, Florida. We invited all of her family to come and stay as long as they wanted.

The official reunion was the first weekend that we were there. Some came and just stayed the weekend while others stayed all week with us. It was a great time. Can you believe that we were in Orlando and didn't even go to Disney World.

Our family, along with Brad, Barbara and Bonny did go to Universal Studios for a few days. Trent, our resident dinosaur expert, has been waiting to go there for years because of one area of the park. It was because of Jurasic Park. We spent 4 hours at that area of Universal alone. It was worth staying there that long to see Trent smile from ear to ear. While we were there we treated our boys to t-shirts that were made for our family. Thing 1, Thing 2, Thing 3 and Thing 4! Becky and I are now trying to figure out what shirts we need to wear along with them. Family is FUN!

The resort that we stayed at, Mystic Dunes, is one that had a lot to do on the property. We swam several times a day at one of the resorts 5 pools, played putt putt golf, tennis and even played real golf out the back door of our condo. It was a ball!

We hated to come home but we had to because of the need to get back to real life. Hope this gives you an idea of our fun. Read up on us and leave us your comments about your summer vacation. Good to keep in touch with you all. Join us in finding out that we work during the year just to be able to spend time with family! That's atleast how I feel about it!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Welcome To Our BLOG...

We just wanted to say hello! Be patient with us as we try out this idea of having a BLOG. We wanted to start out by giving you an idea of what our summer life is like. Usually our lives stay pretty busy with 4 growing boys. One would think, I try not to think to much, that in the summer time one can focus on not being busy. Even in the summer time and being off from school our lives are BUSY. Last week for example, Taylor our oldest was away with his youth group at a Youth Camp in North Alabama. While he was away Becky was privelaged to run our churches Vacation Bible School program. This is her 3rd or 4th year to run the whole program. It proved to be a great week. Many kids accepted Christ throughout the week and I am sure we were able to plant the seed many others lives too. With such a large church that we attend, over 9,000 members, each year the VBS attendance grows. This year the numbers were down a little bit. Becky was glad because attendance was at a manageable 800 a day! The week gave Tanner, Trent & Tate the opportunity to have fun with their frinds at church all week. I am sure that they also made some new friends. Jeff was able to a take a few hours a day off from work to come and help out with the 4th and 5th graders audio & video. We are were involved and we all got our socks blessed off. We are now taking a chill pill this week for a few days until we head off to Orlando for a little R&R for 10 days. Can't Wait!