Summer travels and adventures are in full swing...Shane just got home from Junior High RYM in Panama City, FL, and we are both headed back in a couple of weeks for Senior High. Earlier in June I got to go to Marietta by myself for a few days to help throw my dear friend Jennifer a baby shower and enjoy some time with friends and family. In August we'll go to Bluefield, WV, for a mission trip. Throw in some time at the pool and in the sprinkler, and our summer is pretty much full in a wonderful way.
Our magnolia tree is blooming and giving off that sweet, distinctly Southern aroma.

Luke started swimming lessons last week at our city pool. He's learning to jump off the side through the hula hoop.

L & J don't need a pool at all. Just dump the toys out of the Rubbermaid tub and fill it with water.

I don't think Jackson is that skinny--he's gasping because the water is so cold!

Me and my "little" brother, Ben, when I visited home for the weekend.

Me and my mom

After Jennifer's shower

The guest of honor, Jennifer Conley, is in the pink floral shirt, and the other ladies and myself hosted a shower for her to celebrate the arrival of her baby girl in August. Jennifer and I have been close since our sophomore year in high school, and it's been a blessing to share all the big moments of life--and lots of little ones--together! She will be a wonderful mommy.