Monday, July 18, 2011

It Must Be Heaven....or Session Seven

Drew and Hunter had another great week at Camp Travis!

This years theme was;

Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.
2 Timothy 4:2

Nicknamed Breezy, his counselor had this to say about him; one of the activities was to walk across a tightrope, many gave up. Drew didn't. He had;


Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. Ephesians 6:14

He was also;


And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.
Luke 8:15

Sleeping just a few cabins away was this sweet face:)

That hat....... it's made an appearance every year he's attended camp.

His first year 2006

His coach had this to say;

One day on the lake, Hunter was being pulled on an inner tube. He hit a wake and went FLYING 9feet in the air! The coaches looked at him; he had a huge smile.


Yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
Habakkuk 3:18

He was also a good;


My children, listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment
Proverbs 4:1

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Seasons of Change

Today is one of those "step change" days. Drew turns 16. Hopefully by this time next week he will have his drivers license, another step to growing up, towards Independence.

It makes me wonder, while the window was wide open, when he thought his parents hung the moon, did we teach him everything we wanted him to know, love on him enough, convince him he can be and do ANYTHING he sets his mind to? So many questions, few he will answer.

Does he know we're crazy about him and so proud of the man he is becoming.

Does he know:

We'll love him forever,
We'll like him for always,
As long as We're living
Our baby he'll be.

He's ready, so ready. It's us who's not. Drew, be easy on us, you're growing up before our eyes and as awesome as it is to have a front seat, it's also bittersweet!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Blind Man Would Have Been Glad To See it......

Hunter was very doubtful of our vacation, he thought all we were going to do was "look at things". Lucky for Drew and Hunter, Joe researched fun things to do in Orlando and came up with this........

Day 2 We headed for Kennedy Space Center, the reason for the trip, to see the last shuttle launch. The launch was scrubbed so we enjoyed the exhibits.

Drew and Hunter scored 4 free tickets to IMAX showing of "Transformers-Dark Side of the Moon" a day ahead of its opening....

Day 3 DAYTONA!!!!

NASCAR'S biggest fan, standing at the finishing line

FYI, it's not the one in the Grizzly t-shirt.

Standing at an 18 degree incline, you need to go 95 mph to stick to the track. Daytona wins the award for the best BBQ of the trip at Woody's.

Day 4, St. Augustine, The oldest continually occupied city in the US

Turning back the clock and the "Fountain of Youth"

Day 5 Savannah, Georgia We took a breath and spend a few days in one spot. This our second time, the first was ALL about Paula Deen.

This time we explored the 24 beautiful and the houses that surrounded them. This house was the first in Savannah to have electricity and is said to be haunted.

John and Charles Wesley, founders of the Methodist church opened their first first in US church in Savannah.

Don't think we forgot about Paula Deen, we ate at The Lady & Sons' and her brother's resturant "Uncle Bubba's" and did a little stalking, that's the roof of her house in the middle of the picture.

On the way out of town we stopped at Harbor Town, Hunter was collecting golf balls for a sweet friend.

Day 8 Charleston, South Carolina

We went to Fort Sumter, looked at more historic Mansions, celebrated the 4th of July and ate good food. It was a fun trip with lots a great memories made. Hey Hunter, we're thinking about Yosemite next year- how do you feel about that?