Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hamburger Love

This month our dear friends the Hamburgers left for a new and exciting ministry in Belgium!  We are so excited for them, but sad to see them go.  At least we have an excuse to plan another trip to Europe (soon!)  Until then, we'll miss you!







Saturday, July 20, 2013

Maryland 4th

As is our tradition, we spent the 4th of July at the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland with the Parson/Whitson clan.  


It was a hot but beautiful couple days that we spent lounging,



fishing (and fish cleaning!),


and sailing.



There were plenty of indoor activities too, like reading and playing damnation.


On the 4th of July, we built a bonfire,


roasted marshmallows,


and enjoyed a fabulous fireworks display!





Sunday, July 14, 2013

Connecticut Part Deux

Last week we also made a stop to my sister Nicole's place in Connecticut to spend time with my dad and sisters.


While we were there, we took a day trip to Long Island,


played a lot of wii,







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and engaged in general shenanigans.



We also spent a day at a really cool water park.  It was exciting.  REALLY exciting.  See?


There were a lot of inflatable toys that we played on,






there was rock climbing (even Chloe decided to be so brave),



cliff jumping and rope swinging,





and Jesse, Matt, and I went on our first zip line!

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What fun.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Connecticut Days

We just got back from a week with family on the East Coast.  We started with my mom's, where we went to Abbots for must-have lobster.


Then we got some wine and walked around the Jonathan Edwards winery.






We (okay, just Rachel) also spent some time getting to know the new pup Zach.