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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vacation, vacation, vacation!

So far this summer, our family has been all about vacationing! To start with, we went to Nags Head, NC with my family for half a week. The weather was incredible and we had a blast!

A mean game of Jenga between my brother, Phil and me. I won!

My mom and Aunt Mable


Rebecca and her best friend, Sarah

You think they are a little tired???

Next, the kids went with Nana and Papa to Myrtle Beach. They had a great time too! Unfortunately, I haven't gotten any pictures from their trip yet. I will have to post them later (maybe I'll get that done before the end of summer!).
While the kiddos were at the beach, Bill and I took off in the opposite direction to Gatlinburg, TN. We rented a nice little mountain cabin and just hung out! It was a great chance to relax and eat some good food. We went out to eat a couple of times (you have to go to the Apple Barn if you are anywhere near Pigeon Forge!!) but also took some good food to cook. We ate every meal out on the deck overlooking the mountains. Check out this view!

We actually needed this little fireplace burning a couple of the mornings while we drank our morning coffee!

So now, FCA Camp season has officially started. Bill is directing a couple of camps and helping with some others. Then, at the end of the summer, he will start a new job! We are excited that he will be the Athletic Director at a local high school!

Zach had a cardiology checkup this afternoon and everything looks and sounds good. He also had his first session of speech therapy, which went well. Zach has a very strong lisp and struggles with many blended sounds. The therapist gave us some pointers for things to work on at home. We will go every Thursday afternoon for the rest of the summer.

We hope you are enjoying your summer as well!


  1. Oh that makes me SO ready to go to the beach!!

    I'm glad you and Bill had a chance to get away without the kids. That's awesome! I love the Apple Barn, well, really I love everything about Pigeon Forge! I'm so glad you had a good time. And the view, omg!

    I'm glad the cardio and speech appointments went well!

  2. So many wonderful things in this post ... I love it! Glad you guys are having such a great summer!

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation!

  4. Looks like you guys are having a great summer, and congrats to Bill on the new job.

  5. Hi zach
    My name is Jenna and I came across your site. U are a courageous,strong, determined fighter. U are a brave warrior, and an inspirational hero. I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and love it when people sign my guestbook.

  6. Hi
    My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Zach is an amazing courageous strong and determined fighter. he is a brave warrior smilen champ and an inspirational hero. I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and I love it when people sign my guestbook.


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