Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday night Supper & Slip-n-Slide

Monday night was the annual supper for the workers with the family down at the grounds. Afterwards, Kevin and Jody had a bunch of the kids up to their place for some fun on their AWESOME Slip-n-Slide. It looked like a lot of fun. Thanks guys for the great time!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Some recent Videos

New use for the treadmill
Paxton making Shaelyn laugh

Fun in the Sun

On Friday Mark and Sara Blakemore came over with their kids. I had to work in the morning but was home for lunch and the afternoon. Then Brad and the girls came for supper. The girls stayed and played for a while after supper while Brad did some mowing at his house. Saturday was a beautiful day. Worked outside some in the morning. Johanna went to a baby shower while Paxton and I went down to the pool with Brad's family and the Howes. We spent most of the afternoon by the pool. On Sunday Claude and Rebekah came by in the afternoon and stayed for supper. Convention is almost here.
Must have been one of those extra sunny days
Paxton and Jackson by the pool having a snack
Brad and Dave racing, is anyone surprised?
Claude and Rebekah with Paxton and Shaelyn

Video of Brad and Dave racing, Brent with the Pace Vehicle

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pool Party

Today a few of the ladies and the kids met at Mom and Dad's pool since Yonjung was in town. Sounds like they had a good time.
The boys: David, Aaron, Braden, Ethan and Paxton
The girls: Kate, Breanna, Ellie, Melina, Bella, Paula, Ava and Jenna
The kids at the diving board

Sunday Potluck

Brad and Shelley had a bunch of people over to their place for a potluck supper Sunday evening because Mark and Yonjung and their kids were back from Korea for a visit.
Kent and Kate
Janice (meditating?), Jody and Yonjung
Johanna and Shaelyn
Grampa and Shaelyn
Gramma and Grampa with Shaelyn
The kids table

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Saturday was work day down at the grounds again. Afterwards we went to Mom and Dad's for a cookout with a bunch of others. The kids and some of the adults had fun swimming in the pool. It sure felt good on such a hot day.
Shaelyn on Saturday morning.
Kids in the pool
Throwing the ball around in the pool
Stressed out!!
Up on daddy's shoulders

Friday Fun

Friday evening we brought supper down to the pool and ate and then swam for a little while. Then Paxton and I sent up the tent next to the garage and slept in it that night. There was a nice thunder and lightning and rain storm during the night but we braved it out and stayed out there all night. Paxton slept through the whole thing. I asked him in the morning if he had heard the thunder and rain and he said "no".
Paxton trying to dive.
Flying through the air
Paxton's version
Upside down cannonball
Paxton's attempt
Setting up the tent
Ready for the night

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Last night Ellie and Ava asked Paxton to a sleep over in their playhouse. Uncle Brad and Tucket(their dog) plus Ellie, Ava and Paxton all slept in the playhouse. Sounds like they had a good time.
Getting ready for the night
All three kids and Tucket
Ava and Tucket

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fun at the Pool

Friday afternoon Johanna and the kids and Shelley and the girls were at the pool. I was mowing our field. Paxton can now swim in the deep end without his swim belt or any flotation device. He has been having fun going off the diving board. He still needs to work on his breathing technique, sounds like he is hyperventilating when he is swimming back to the ladder, but he is having fun which is the important thing. Saturday we had work day down at the grounds. Can't believe it is already that time of year again. Summer is quickly zooming by!!
Ava jumping off the diving board
Paxton jumping off the diving board
Swimming to the side
Ellie, Ava and Paxton
Shaelyn enjoying the sunshine

Video of Paxton swimming

Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday Night Softball

Another fun evening of softball, socializing, bike riding and swimming
Some of the spectators
Kids riding their bikes
What a great night for softball.
After the game, most of the kids jumped in the pool to expend some more energy

Latest in Fashion

Sunday morning goofball

Saturday, July 5, 2008

July 4th Weekend


Thursday I only had to work a half day, so we went down to the pool for the afternoon with Lindi and the boys and Linn and Kaylise. Then on Friday we went back to the pool after lunch for the afternoon with the Timms. That evening we went to the Timms for a cookout with Nate and Jill and their boys, Adam and Lisa, and Linn and Kaylise. That night we watched fireworks from the street right in front of Brian and Lindi's house. What a great show!! Saturday we just worked around the house a bit doing some trimming, mowing cleaning, etc.

Happy Kids

Daddy and Shaelyn in the pool

She seems to like the water so far

Fun times at the pool

Jill, Linn and Lisa

The boys and Nate jumping on the trampoline

Time for Sparklers

Patriotic Family

Linn and Kaylise

Adam and Lisa

The hosts of the party. Thanks guys!!

Nate, Jill, Colby and Kyle

Shaelyn grabbing Ethan's nose

Kyle and Shaelyn

Kaylise and Aidan

Watching the Fireworks Show

Sprawled out in the street watching the show.