So far this summer has been pretty fun for us (ok me and the girls - poor Jon is working and getting little sleep). We have had family and friends who are basically family stay with us and played our new KINECT. That is right we traded in our Wii for a X-box 360 with kinect and are loving it. I have indoor skydiver, we have had bar-b-ques and played games. It is looking like a good start for us this summer and we have done Jon's favorite PLAYED IN THE POOL!! I don't know what it is about him but the pool is just not as exciting to him as it is to others in the family but he endures for us!
We also started McPherson Ministry Monday nights where we write notes to missionaries, do prayer walks or whatever else the Lord inspires us to do. We set aside the time and do some worship songs, pray and go out as a family and so far it really has been a great way to start a week off.
Me at Paraclete - INDOOR SKYDIVING!!
So Thursday my Groupon for the area was 1/2 at Paraclete so I bought 2 hoping we could talk at least one Lewis family member into going with us and TINA was willing. It was so fun we each had 2, 1 minute sessions in the air tunnel - on our second turn the instructor took us to the top and would fly us to the bottom - it was awesome and a tad nerve racking!!
Before - so ready to go!!
Me thinking I hope this is as cool as it looked and Tina doesn't kill me! We had a kid who was no more than 5 in our group so when I came out I let Jon know Molly will be doing this before we leave - it is going to take a little more convincing I think:)
Playing Quelf - Tina was stuck under the table for one who round
Who doesn't love a game? All 7 kids are right there playing or supervising.
Molly, Riley, Spencer, Mason, Will, Wyatt and Olivia. The big kids beat Jon's new game Portal 2 in both single and double player mode - some even bigger kids (Jon and Brad) stayed up playing it until 1am once the kids were put to bed - Tina and I cheered them on or sat on the couch talking and wondering what was going on with that crazy game!
Pool time - the little kids only like to play/watch video games so long but the pool they could play in for hours until a mortal injury with a rock and the slide.
While the guys talked and kids played during the bar-b-que the ladies snuck out for a few hours and got some pedicures coming home just in time for food, fireworks and some laughs!
Another round of Quelf - don't ask?
Thomas and Kaitlin driving with the Kinect - one last great hurrah before they leave to go overseas for a few years.
Jon trying to beat Thomas - it might have happened??
VBS - I was with the yellow team and I loved my kids and co-leader it was a great week. 17 kids made decisions to follow Jesus! The story time was by far my favorite, the story lady was amazing!! We got in the belly of a whale (sardines, tents, wet towels on the ground and see weed - let your imagination finish the rest) and it made me see the story in a whole new like - I bet Jonah got to do a lot of thinking in that dark stinky place b/c 30 minutes was long enough for me!!
Before all our guest I guess Jon was missing our camping across America so we pulled out the tent and set up camp in the living room for a Friday night movie marathon.
Molly was such a good helper!
South of the Border to stock up on fireworks!! Jon thought it was going to be an awesome place and I didn't want to tell him what to expect - needless to say he was a little let down after all the hype!
Family photo on the hot dog at South of the Border - I got my picture taken here for beach week my senior year with Shannon and Courtney!.