First, in September 2013 over Labor Day weekend, we took the kids on their first REAL camping trip. That is, we camped in a tent for more than one night somewhere other than our back yard! It was miserably hot, but the KOA had a pool and our camping buddies, Josh and Cris and their kiddoes, had a camper with air conditioning, so we managed to survive and have a great time!
Jim holding the big fish Cris caught. She used hot dogs as bait, and now my kids think that is the only bait anyone should ever use!
All the boys on the playground—clearly it was a game day! Go Vols!
Actually, I know it was a game day because Jim and Josh worked their tails off in the heat trying to hook up a TV to watch the game!
Also in September, Thomas painted this picture for me. He said it was a blood machine and told me all about how the different parts worked to carry blood to people who need it. He’ll make an excellent blood donor someday!
In November, I went out of town one weekend with my friends Michelle and Katie. We went to hear Lysa TerKeurst speak and even got to meet her. It was a great weekend!
Jim also taught the boys to play RISK! (Reagan and I were gone to ballet and a birthday party. She wasn’t purposely excluded!) They had to take a couple of breaks, but they finished the whole game!
Okay, now I think I’m caught up!