Saturday, July 26, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday, Adrienne!

She's our 4-year-old diva-momma-princess! Adrienne Grace celebrated her birthday yesterday, the 25th, surrounded by lots of Barbies & My Little Ponies, which she loves! The down-side of the day was spending most of the afternoon at the doctor's office for school check-ups and s-h-o-t-s! But they all did great and got to go to McDonald's for dinner (Adrienne's choice, of course).

Today we had a party with some of her friends. The Barbie cake was FANTASTIC (thanks, Tina!) and everyone had a blast. Adrienne is so excited to be 4 & looks forward to starting Pre-K next month. Happy Birthday, Sweet Thing!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Trip Home

Here are a few more pictures of our week in NM and the trip home. The sanctuary was so pretty; Clay got a pic while the orchestra rehearsed. Then he got one of me & my friend, Barbara Murchison, who plays violin (and anything that has strings!). The lake was muddy because we had isolated thunderstorms everyday. (We even lost power one night & had to take cold showers the next morning!) But even with the rain, there was no humidity there--Clay barely broke a sweat! We had no A/C, but we didn't need it, we just left our windows open. There's one of the whole group we took before we left. We really had a great time.

Glorieta, NM ("A Little Bit of Heaven")

We had a great week at Glorieta. The girls had fun classes every day, where they played putt-putt, fed ducks at a lake, sang, played & had "water day." They loved it! Clay & I also had a good time, too. Clay took sessions in leadership & I did the orchestra and children's choir sessions. We had awesome services in the morning & amazing concerts every night. Here are some pics from the week.

On the Road Again...

Well, the Owens Family is back from the 2nd of our Summer trips. The girls and I (Laura) travelled to GA to, once again, participate in a wedding: my sister, Beth, and her new husband, Jason Yohe. (Pictures will soon follow in a later post.) The family then drove home to spend one night in our beds, only to get up & travel about 1,000 miles in the other direction, to Glorieta, New Mexico, for a music and worship conference. Here are some pics we took along the way. We went through Paris, Texas and stopped awhile at the Cadillac Ranch. The scenery in NM was awesome.

Blessed with so much!

Blessed with so much!