July 4th is always fun...we have a church fellowship time the Wednesday before...lots of food, volleyball, egg toss, balloon toss and of course fireworks. Then on the 4th, we went to the Springdale parade and then that night hung out with the Chamlees to do sparklers and watch some more fireworks. Nolan tossing Daddy and egg...that silly egg didn't break until after the fireworks!
Hope doing the egg toss
Nolan enjoying the fireworks...he kept asking for more! Grace liked them too
All dressed up for the parade Waiting for the parade Our cute little cowgirl
We got to travel to MN at the end of June...unfortunately it was not just a family visit, but as to attend my grandmother's funeral. She is with Jesus now and no longer in pain for which we are grateful. On a lighter note, we got to spend time up at Chad and Jackie's house, Dad and Mom's house and also Kyle and Coralie's house. Needless to say, Guy got real good at unpacking and packing the Yukon!! So here are some photos from the trip...not in the right order, but I'm just trying to get caught up! :-)
Aunt Coralie and Nolan Uncle Kyle and Daddy with all the kiddos for bedtime devotions together. Guy and I with our precious nephew, Jesse and Matthew (and Hope).
Our traditional cousin picture...minus Maya and Elijah
Joy meeting her Great Grandpa and Grandma Peterson
Joy enjoying Daddy's arm at the Rochesterfest parade
The Durkee fam at Oxbow Park/Zoo
Jesse and Joy
Dad and Mom have this fun roller coaster toy...Nolan and Hope LOVED it!!
Going to the man-made beach with Chad, Jackie, Maya and Elijah (Chad, Jackie and Maya in the background)
Joy's first swim!
Grace, Nolan and Matthew attempting to play tether ball
The Durkee family lives in Springdale, AR on 7 1/2 beautiful acres. We love our little country place and thank God OFTEN for providing it for us. Guy is a busy Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church and an extremely busy and great Dad of our 4 children. Jen is a happy and content stay at home Mom. She loves to scrapbook in any spare moment that she gets! Hope is 4 and a BIG helper to Mommy. We love her creativity, sweet spirit and yes, even her abundant verbal skills! Grace and Nolan just turned 2 and are extremely busy little people! They are also a joy to us and keep us very busy. All 3 love and adore their new little sister, Joy. Joy is a sweet baby that has learned to sleep despite the 3 ringed circus going on around her! We thank God daily for each other and all that He has blessed us with and how he continually takes care of us.