Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Blessed Summer

Red School
Tonight is the first night that I finally feel like I am able to sit down and take a few minutes for myself. To say that Mark and I had a busy summer is an understatement. Our summer began at Cedarville University for Super Summer Ohio. Mark was a Dean for Red School while I was the FLC (Family Leader Coordinator). We were blessed with a terrific group of kids. We were also able to watch 'our kids' grow in their walk with God. Today at church we heard some testimonies and they were so uplifting.

After Super Summer we had two days to wash clothes and pack our suitcases because we were headed to Hawaii. We had such an amazing time while we were there and really enjoyed the beauty of the island. During our trip we visited Pearl Harbor, went to a Luau, went snorkeling, relaxed on the beach, and walked up and down the boardwalk stopping in all the little stores.
On the Arizona Memorial

At night

At the Luau

On the beach, at the Luau

Diamond Head

Plumeria, my new favorite flower


Walking the boardwalk at night

Dressed for a night on the town

Pearl Harbor

Not even twenty-four hours after we landed we were at the title company to sign the papers for our new home. Our home is a work in progress and we are enjoying making it our own. Did that sound convincing? Because in all reality... I would love nothing more then to be completely done with renovations, painting, hanging, and cleaning. It is exciting however, to have a place to call ours. We are so thankful that the Lord blessed us with this house.

The signing of the papers was followed by three weeks of youth camp. Mark was asked to do Recreation and I came along to help. We were working with another couple and really enjoyed ourselves. We had the privileged of hearing from many great pastors and encouraging messages.
Mark and I at camp (This is also the exact spot we married)
Our summer ended with the great news that I have a new job! This is something we have been in prayer for for quite awhile. I will now be teaching from home via the internet. I am so excited to start this new career path. With it comes so many new opportunities.

I hope you all had a great summer as well. Let's see what the fall has in store!