Thursday, July 22, 2010

Harbour Town

The Playground

The Pier

The Lighthouse (and proof that I'm actually on this vacation!)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

our day . . .

wave riding . . .

sandcastle building . . .

boat gazing . . .

ice cream eatin' . . .

lovin' on each other!

Powell Family Vacation 2010

Gonna default to my sister on this post! I've been meaning to write it for a week or so, but she said everything beautifully right here!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

a funny

ella grace lost her second tooth this week. eric was putting her toothfairy money under her pillow before we went to bed.

ella grace: daddy, you make me laugh!

Michigan -- Hawk Island

The girls are still talking about the "water park" in Michigan. It was really more of a splash pad, but it was the perfect size for our kids! They loved it and, I'm sure, will ask to visit again next summer.

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My favorite pictures of the day are of my girls and their cousins:

I love how my niece, Alyssa is trying to protect Annabelle from getting the brunt of the splash!

This is Katie and Hailey (about 5 months apart) -- love Hailey's delighted face!

With this memory fresh in their minds, the girls are beside themselves with excitement to visit the new water park in our area. They earned free passes by participating in Summer Reading at our local library! Pictures from that trip (with my new waterproof camera!!) coming soon!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


My girls adore their Uncle JonJon, Aunt Nichole, and cousins, Noah and Allie! We try to see them whenever we make the trip north! This time, they'd moved into a brand new house in a brand new neighborhood with a pond perfect for fishing!

Katie and Allie (who are about 4 months apart in age) decided feeding the ducks was more their speed! This is one of my faves from our time together:

June=An Obvious Failure!


Where is this summer going?? It's flying by for us!

Most of you know, Eric is off for a few weeks in the summer and we've been on the road most of his time off!

Here's what I learned from the month of June: It's really easier to blog everyday than it is to catch up on a month's worth of happenings!! Obviously, I failed my goal of blogging every day in June!

Not to make excuses, but we have been a little busy around here!

We traveled to Michigan to see Eric's mom and dad -- stopped in Louisville, KY on the way up to see my brother and his family!

We came home for a few days and then met my family in the NC mountains for some time together.

We are home for a few days this week and on Saturday we leave for Hilton Head Island -- one of our favorite vacay spots ever!! We are all very excited for some time away together!

What else have we been up to? Here's a little perspective on our foster care experience for you: we've had seven kids in our home in the past 15 months and 4 of them have come through our home in the past month. It's been a difficult time with a lot of transition for all of us! We are "taking a break" as we pray and listen, hoping the Lord makes it clear to us what is next in this journey. Many have given advice and we value the "council of many," but mostly, we invite you join us in praying for clarity.

I will catch us up this week with pictures and stories of our travels and hopefully keep updating as we enjoy HHI next week!!

Thanks for reading and encouraging me to start posting again . . .