Monday, July 27, 2015



Thank you, God, so much for another fun-filled summer.  Help us all to enjoy the next month and be joyful, safe, and happy throughout the school year.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dad! (A day late)

Happy birthday, Daddy! 
 Thank you so much for...
Taking me to College World Series games,
Being the best family leader and husband to mom, 
Baptizing me, 
And being the best dad ever! 

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. 
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 


Monday, July 13, 2015

Who, Who??

Okay, so this post is going to be an 'Introduce Yourself' post!  I want to see how many people read my blog that I don't know about! :-)  I'll probably know you, but please comment anyway!
Here's how it works:
You say your name, your age, and what color your toothbrush is!  I'll demonstrate:

Ellen V
13 years, 8 months, and 13 days  (don't worry, you don't need to be that specific :-]) 

Ready?  Set, COMMENT! 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What We Did for the Fourth of July

Okay, so I unfortunately don't have any pictures of what we did but our Fourth of July mostly consisted of swimming in the lake, eating lots of yummy food, kayaking, a family bike ride, and great fireworks!  (I have pictures of those!)  
 Red and white

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

 Happy 4th of July!  
Let's take a moment to remember who made this land free.  

"It is impossible to govern rightly without God and the Bible."
                                                                                          George Washington

"I believe in God and in his Wisdom and Benevolence: and I cannot conceive that such a being could make such a Species as the human merely to live and die on this earth.  If I did not believe a future State I should believe in no God.  This Universe, this all, would appear with all it's swelling Pomp, a boyish Fire Work."  
                                                                  John Adams, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson

"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: It connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
                                                                                           John Quincy Adams

"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
                                 From President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (Jan. 20, 1961)  

I'll probably post pictures of what we are going to do tomorrow sometime.  Until then, enjoy your Independence Day!