Daron, Melanie, Stephen, Kassie, and Kenny

Sunday, August 26, 2012

JLo, Comal, and fencing!

Fun last fling things before school starts tomorrow...
Kas, Fef, Savannah and I all drove to Dallas for the JLo concert -- SO MUCH FUN!
Floating the Comal River with the cousins
Kas and Stefan have found their 'thing' in life - fencing! Their goal is to become the first cousin-pair of Olympian fencers.  I can see it happening... both from their FULL-ON ENTHUSIASM after their first trial class, and the lucky fact that Houston has the premiere fencing facility in the nation!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

One week left til school starts...

Grillin' and chillin'...

Glow-in-the-dark volleyball with the youth! (Stephen's in the maroon shirt w/ hot pink headband)

Conducting a flag ceremony to earn his next scout rank!

Daron becoming a Gadianton robber for his Sunday School class...

My new read -- wow.
The Amateur

From the cover: "Best-selling author Klein reveals a callow, thin-skinned, arrogant president with messianic dreams of grandeur supported by a cast of true-believers, all of them united by leftist politics and an amateurish understanding of executive leadership."

Monday, August 13, 2012

Playing at Universal Studios!

Then we decided to just keep driving south 7 more hours to Orlando! We adventured at Universal Studios and played at the Hard Rock Hotel!

The Hard Rock water-taxi over to the park

Harry Potter's Hogwarts land... we LOVED the BUTTERBEER!!

Brave Daron battles the dinosaurs but is a bit fearful of the big drops... 8-)

Spontaneous trip down South!

Thanks to the generosity of some dear friends, we got the opportunity to take off and play in a beautiful condo in Destin, Florida! We packed our car and drove the 10 hours, and lounged on the beach for 3 days!

Fish swimming all around our feet, like in Hanauma Bay, Hawaii!

Beach frisbee...

First time to wheel a grocery shopping cart into our little condo!

Huge monsoon storm!  So we hit mini-golfing while we waited for the rains to pass...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Adventures!

Loving working on Stephen's scouting... here with Uncle Sterling, helping sell these awesome trashcans Sterling makes, for his Salesmanship merit badge.

And building a full-scale stage model for his Theatre merit badge...

Geneve enduring nail-trimming ~

Helping pack and move Aunt Feffer and Christopher!

Playing with cousins at Kemah. Kassie now wears that shark hat daily. So nice.