Our youth Back to School Retreat was yesterday and today at Windermere. We had a great time together even though it was incredibly hot! Over 100 degrees!! They swam some yesterday in the lake and we tried to stay indoors as much as possible. I love my youth and it was a good time to hang out together as a smaller group. It is amazing the different feel a retreat has when we have a smaller group of 20 youth compared to 50 or 60. It is relaxed and more intimate which I enjoy. Pictures are up here.
Today was also a celebration of two major events in our family’s life! Today is my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary. It was August 12, 1967 when these two young college graduates joined their lives together in the little town of Iberia, MO. They have had an amazing and rich 40 years and I know it is save to say that their family is what they consider their greatest achievement. I have been so blessed to have a wonderful example of best friends who have shared their life together in a Godly marrriage. I could not begin to capture in words the love, gratitude, and respect I have for my mom and dad. Congratulations!!!!
Today was also my nephew’s 3rd birthday party. His birthday is actually tomorrow but we celebrated today with family. Blake had a "Cars" themes birthday because he loves the movie and all things cars!!! He was spoiled greatly by the family with most of his family present to celebrate. He did pretty good on the loot and he even said no to cake because he was so busy playing with the new stuff. But no worries . . .Aunt Moe ate his piece for him so no good cake went to waste.