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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cherry Point Air Show --May 2012


Ok, time for some blogger catch up!!

We rewarded the girls after finishing their April calendar for Homeschool w/ a trip to see the Blue Angels air show at Cherry Point.  It was a blast and we absolutely loved seeing the show.  We were privileged w/ a VIP parking pass from our tour guide from a previous field trip. We had a softball game that day, but made it just in time for the start of the show thanks to the parking pass!  I have always loved fighter jets and it was such a "rush" to see them soar by us at blazing speeds!!  So cool!  We learned that the Blue Angel planes can be ready for war w/in 24 hours if need be.  We enjoyed our day w/ the Friedleins and the Houghtons.  Thank you Friedleins for the wonderful meal even if we did go on a wild goose chase searching for the right El Cerro! ;-)
Boy, were they loud!

They wer so close to us! It was crazy!


Whoa Budy!


Here they come again!
It's so amazing how close they are to each other!

Unbelievable!!

It was a hot day, so we were thankful for the somewhat cloud cover!


kylie & aiden


Loved all the formations!

Wowzers!







We were so excited to go inside a plane like Mr. Jim flies!  That thing is a beast!  The girls loved seeing inside the cockpit and it was pretty cool getting a personal tour from him.  It even has a potty!!!

Kylie

Kayla

Kristen
The pictures and video just doesn't do it justice :-)  So awesome in person!  I could've watched them for hours!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day 2012


We are so thankful for our perfect Heavenly Father!

"Donuts w/ Dad"

Grandpa joins in on the fun!

We were so blessed this year to be with both of our dads on Father's Day!  What a treat!



Happy Father's Day, Gary.  You can see more of his Father's Day memories here!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day to our Fathers!!!

Happy Father's Day to our Wonderful Dads!!! We love you both tremendously and are thankful for you more and more each year!  You can read about some of our memories w/ our dads here and here!!  Hope you have a wonderful day and we are so thrilled we get to share this day with the both of you!  What a treat! :-)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

We are so thankful for all the lives that have been sacrificed in order for us to live in such a wonderful country where we can worship the Lord freely! 

We began the day by attending the local Memorial service downtown.
The service began with Color Guard, Pledge, Prayer, & National Anthem

Amazing Grace being played on the bagpipes

Kristen and David enjoying some shade!  Cute!

21 gun salute

"Taps"

partial view of the cemetery
Then, we headed to one of our local blueberry farms to do some picking! Yummy! They should've weighed us all before we went in!


trying to convince Kylie to eat even one is a chore!  crazy girl!

Aiden loved them w/ dirt on them!! :-)
Then it was on to the Nature park for a picnic, hike and fishing!!




a turtle enjoying some Little Ceasars pizza the kids threw him!! "Pizza Pizza!"


Aiden amazed at Mr. Gary's fish




Kristen showing how big her fish was


Kylie catches one!

"Please let me do it, Mommy!"

Aiden in jail! :-) 

"Hmmmmm!  What can I do w/ these??"

Aiden's Science project for the day!

a little bigger than the last one!

David reels one in for Kylie.  He and Kayla spent a good bit of their time catching minnows!
The catch of the day!!!!!!!!!!!!  We were all sooooo excited when Kylie pulled this approx. 16" striped bass in.  He had to be 18" to keep, so we had to let him grow a little more.  She actually caught him using the small fish David reeled in!  Fun stuff!


So excited!
 Next, we headed home to make homemade ice cream, talk w/ Jim via Skype, play a game of wiffle ball (i don't really want to talk about who won), and find out we had newborn baby bunnies!! The kids were soooo excited!


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Our newborns!  There are just two of them and they look like little pigs!  They are so so so sweet. The kids got to see how the mama bunny knew exactly what to do and how she used her own fur to make a nest for them.  Birth is such an exciting miracle from God!  It's just so exciting!

The mama (brown--"Nulla") and papa (white--"Bugs")!


Before supper, Kristen and David put on a Memorial Day puppet show.
We finished the evening by watching The League of Greatful Sons Video from Vision Forum and talking about the importance and meaning of Memorial Day. We had planned to make blueberry jam, but by the time we got to that we were all pretty tuckered out so that had to wait a couple of days.  We did make time to enjoy the ice cream we had made! Thank you Friedleins for spending the day with us and thank you to all our servicemen for protecting our freedoms!