August 30, 2011

Daddy and Daughter think alike...

This is the face they both instantly made when I asked them to smile at the camera...

August 26, 2011

Charish's Hope

This was a very special race because I got to wear a very special shirt in honor of a very special girl.

Three and a half miles into the race I started to feel like I could not finish the race. I wanted to STOP. Just then this song came on my iPod that brought a smile to my face. Tears and a smile. It got me through the race and I finished in 51 minutes which was my fastest time ever.

Every time I here this song I think of a dinner cruise that my family and I were invited to a few years ago. This song instantly brings me back to that night. Charish and her husband were there. Everyone danced and laughed and had a great time. It was a special night and whenever I think of Charish, I think of that night and her gorgeous SMILE and contagious laugh. When the song came on as I was running I could not help but smile, really big as tears filled my eyes thinking of Charish and her amazing family. I instantly became grateful for the knowledge that I have that families CAN be together forever. I instantly became grateful for my sisters as I thought of Charish's sweet sister Lyric who aches for her more than I can ever imagine.

I am so grateful I was able to know Charish.
I am so grateful to know her sister Lyric.

It was a very special race.

August 18, 2011

Pool Time

So grateful that we live in a complex with a fabulous pool. Ella and I have spent many many many hours there this summer...

August 15, 2011

August 14, 2011

Litiz Fair

Ella got her face painted at the HUGE craft fair!!!

Nursery Class

Ella LOVES her nursery class at church. She always tells us about everything she learned in great detail. Today her teacher told us that she said the prayer for their snack time. Sooo cute!!!

August 11, 2011


Elliott is a HUGE Nascar fan. Actually he just loves Dale Earnhardt Jr. Anyway, a friend of ours that we met when we moved out here gets free tickets through his work so we were able to go to the Raceway in Pocono to see an actual reace. It was amazingly cool. So much more exciting to be at a race watching it live. Ther cars go so incredibly fast. Unreal!

August 9, 2011

Princess Party

August 3, 2011

Mt.Gretna Lake

The closets thing to the beach around here...