Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thunderbird, Thunderbird and more Thunderbirds!

We are giving thanks to God for an amazing week! We went camping last week at a place called Thunderbird Resort up north of us in Monroe, right next to the beautiful Skykomish River. Did I say it was beautiful? Luke had a great week, he has been so healthy lately and smiling all the time. Here are some pictures from the campground.

On Wednesday we had the opportunity to go up even farther north to Mount Vernon to meet some friends at the park, you can check out her blog at Chris and Jenni. The kids had so much fun playing together and Jenni and I had a great time of just visiting together. That evening we were treated to a free dinner at Red Robin thanks to Starlight Starbright. Here are a few pictures from the park. One great discovery that was made that day is Luke actually likes to swing and does a good job of holding up his head for very short periods of time.

On Friday we had the great opportunity, thanks to Starlight Starbright to go and see the Thunderbird Jets fly and meet some of the pilots. It was amazing to see the tricks they do and at times hear how very loud they can get. I was so impressed with the pilots, many of them came right down to say hi to Luke and shake his hand. After meeting the pilots we went onto a huge cargo plane, you can see the kids up in the cock pit. Lily cried as we got off, she wanted to go for a ride. Can you see her flying that plane someday?

This week is a busy one with Vacation Bible School everyday for the kids. It's been a challenge getting out of the door each morning by 9:00, but so worth it, the kids are having a great time. Gordy and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday, it's hard to believe that we've been married that long. God has truly blessed us with a good marriage and we look forward to the next 25 years together. We will be getting away for a long weekend at the beach. Will you keep our children in your prayers as we leave them behind. Especially for Luke to stay very healthy. They will be spending the first night at Tia Yoli's on Thursday and then back home on Friday, my sister Lori and her husband Lonnie will be here for the weekend, so with their help along with Auntie Cindy, Natalie will be watching the children for the weekend. Thursday night on our way out of town we will be taking Daniel out for his 23rd birthday dinner, where does the time fly? Praise God he is doing great, he has a wonderful place to live and a great job. Amy is coming home on Saturday after spending two weeks at camp as a counselor, I talked to her tonight for awhile and she has been having a wonderful time, God is doing great things in her life and through her testimony of what God has done in her life.

Be blessed our friends,
Luke's Mommy Suzi


annie said...

I love the pictures! The picture of Luke smiling is wonderful. Lily is getting so big. I'm amazed at how fast children grow. Izzy will be turning six this weekend. I haven't wrapped my brain around that completely yet :)... Great post Suzi!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making me cry in the morning! For some reason the ones that made me cry the most was when the pilots came down to meet your family. Such care and concern in their eyes it was amazing.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Happy 25th Anniversary to you both. I love the picture of Luke on the swing - he is a very handsome boy!

May God bless you and your family as you continue living for Him and His Glory. Thank you for being such a testimony of faith and courage.

Stevanie Sweet

Tiffany said...

Luke look absolutely incredible!!! So glad you all were able to get away for such a fun time together, and how awesome of the Thunderbirds to take "meet and greet" opportunities to heart. I hope you and Gordy have a relaxing, well-deserved time together.

Much love -- Tiffany

Anonymous said...

what a great surprise to come see the new pics. Looks like you guys had a great time. I am praying that Gordy and you had a great anniversary get away. :)

VBS is hard getting it all done but so worth it. :)


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