Thursday, July 15, 2010

Seven Months in the Summer time!

Since we've been married, we've spent every summer at our Summer Training Program in Jacksonville, FL with students and staff from around the country. We really see the value of training programs as they are life-changing for all involved. This summer we were only there for two weeks in the beginning and have been back in Kansas traveling and working on funding and other projects. Jason took a trip to Houston just a few days after we returned from Florida, but the girls stayed behind as we thought it would be too much back-to-back travel for Elisabeth. We missed Dad but were so excited to pick him up from the airport on Father's Day! Elisabeth is so blessed to have an amazing Daddy like Jason. They are big buddies!

We spent a week in Wichita around the 4th of July visiting friends and family, and Elisabeth made her crawling debut at Grandma and Grandpa Kester's the day we left to come back to Lawrence. She's now officially mobile! While in Wichita she also met her Great-Grandma Reba for the first time and also visited Grandpa Pat at his office. He had such a great time showing her off! (See pic below) It was too cute. Elisabeth also made friends with Grandma Donna's sweet kitty, Snow, and fun petting a real cat's fur for the first time! Our cat, Annie, has claws and has been known to have a "cattitude", so we're a little nervous as to how the two "sisters" are going to get along. Elisabeth sure does get excited every time she sees her, though!

This summer has gone by quickly but we marvel at how much we've already done. We are looking forward to having the students return!

PS-Rice cereal update: after a week, Elisabeth became a rice cereal eating champion! We're now ready to move on to mashed bananas!