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We are a real family seeking to serve a real and living God. Our desire and mission is to magnify and glorify God in our everyday life at home, church and abroad. Our goal is to help families understand what their purpose and design is in regards to the family; recognize the enemy for who he is and what he is doing; and to point families, both saved and unsaved, to Christ as to become living pictures of Christ and His bride and of God and His children. As families are strengthened the church will be strengthened, therefore, being a brighter light to a dark and hurting world.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day at the Lake

A picnic at the lake was planned for Monday, Memorial Day, and we all worked hard to get everything ready for the anticipated day ahead. Grandma and Elisabeth gathered the lunch supplies and Grandpa, Papa and the boys prepared the blow-up boat while the rest of us got everyone else ready to go.  

Then we all headed out for a day at the lake! 

We had our picnic first, and then Grandpa started the boat rides :)

First to go: Joshua (middle), Caleb (left) and Joseph (right)

Next in line: Christina (left), Charity (right) and Joanna (middle)

Elisabeth with Sarah (right) and Carolyn (left)

While on the lake, our little, adventurous Sarah had to have her hand in the water 
pretty much the whole time! There she is waving :)

Josiah and Laura enjoying a ride together

The younger boys loved the shore!

In fact, all the little ones did! But at least one older one was there…just in case… :) And, thankfully, we didn't have any accidents.

Papa snapped this adorable picture of Sarah romping in the grass near the lake. Just add a few photo tuch-ups and it's a classic!  

Another priceless candid shot… I like my Bro!

Then it was Mama and Papa's turn for a ride

Humm… seems like something's in the air…

Meanwhile, "back at the ranch", I mean, On the shore... 

Carolyn with one of her common scowls

Me and my wonderful big brother :)

A quick shot of Charity enjoying her seat while she waits for another turn

Yep! I thought so!!! :)

I think they like each other! 

And we children are so thankful to have parents that do!

Alright, Daniel's turn!!!

We'll see how this goes… So far so good!

Op, didn't last long, though. The boat ride, no problem, but the Hat… well, as Papa said, "We'll remember the hat a lot shorter then we'll remember a sunburn."  

Our delightful Grandma passing out a treat of cookies!!! Yumm!

Elisabeth and I 
We've hade some good times together, and this was no different.

Aha! A time for three, plus grandpa, of course :)

We enjoyed talking and having a good, short, sweet, sister/granddaughter time together with our boat captain :) 

What a fun day to tie up our weekend with our WONDERFUL grandparents! Thank you, Grandma and Grandpa for putting up with us the past three days! We all had a blast! And we're looking forward to more opportunities to come in the near future :) 
We love you!

~ Anna* for all


  1. (chuckle) The pictures of Daniel and Bro. Linzey are priceless. :)

    Looks like you all had a fun, memorable time!

  2. What a beautiful family you have! It looks like you all had so much fun.