Monday, July 09, 2012

July is always crazy...

July always seems to be a crazy month for us...

it is the end of the school year,  our English camp begins the first week in July, and with our American and international community, we usually have to say some sad goodbyes.

This year a team from Seven Rivers came to help us with our English camp (Dan and Jen's home church.) We were so thankful to be in our new facility and to have their help!
 You can see more pictures HERE

Also here to help is our friend, Jeni...
She came last summer with a team from our home church, St. Andrews, and had so much fun, that she wanted to come back and help again :)
She did an awesome job of face painting every day! 

Mid-week we celebrated the 4th of July with the team and a few of our friends from church
Gotta love hamburgers on the grill, apple pies and flag waving while singing the national anthem!  It was a fantastic week of loving on the kiddos who came to camp- and celebrating with old and new friends!

And speaking of friends...

This weekend we began the process of saying goodbye to some of our dearest friends over the past 4 years. (They actually fly out on Friday) Yvonne and Whitney have been teachers at the school where our kids go, they have been actively involved with our church from the beginning, and we have shared life together in so many ways.  It is so hard to say goodbye- but we look forward to seeing what God has in store for them in the future... they will be dearly missed by our family and by our church!
Here they are being silly at a grill party that some friends threw for them this weekend! 

Luke will head to Florida this Thursday, to stay with my mom for a few weeks and attend a few camps, and we will head to Croatia for a few days next week to try and recover from all of the physically and emotionally draining events over the past few weeks!  :)


1 comment:

Shannon said...

Have fun! I loved seeing your new space and all of those KIDS at NCW! Hope I get to see Lukey while he's here :)