Friday, July 31, 2009

New front porch

Yesterday we built a new railing for mom and dad's front porch. Check out the before and after shots (and the work in progress).......

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summit County Fair

Tonight we went to the Summit County Fair, just down the road a little ways from Tim's parents. Tim has fond memories of attending the fair while growing up and showing his 4-H chickens!

Great food including deep fried oreos and funnel cakes!

Tim and Tyler sampling deep fried oreos

Funnel cake

Cotton candy, lip-smacking good!

As you can see, this concert was not sold out!

Tim's brother Jack has two beautiful prize-winning Belgian horses that he always shows at the fair. Meet Cody and Jim!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


My mother-in-law is one of the most amazing people I know! When I think about that verse "The joy of the Lord is my strength" I am reminded of her. She is joyful every single day and always looks on the bright side. I know this is possible for her because she is constantly clinging to the Lord, her strength!
Here is just a sampling of the flowers that are currently blooming in her garden (quite often total strangers will stop by just to compliment mom on her flowers!).

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MK Re-Entry Seminar

Tyler was able to fly to go to Seattle from July 12-24 to attend an MK Re-Entry conference. The conference was held on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. He had a wonderful time! He loved the city of Seattle and also really enjoyed hanging out with other MKs, four of whom were classmates of his from BFA.
There were a total of nineteen MKs attending the conference. In this picture they are marking on maps the countries they come from in the world and the destinations in the U.S. where they plan to attend college.

One of the big highlights for Tyler was being able to attend a soccer match - Seattle against Chelsea. Tim and Luke happened to be watching it on TV here in Ohio, not having any clue that Tyler was in the stands!