Sunday, August 05, 2007

Lake Fun with our Small Group

Our Parenting Small group had family day at the lake this past Saturday. We had a blast! The more I get to know these couples and their children- the more I feel so blessed to have moved to SC and had the opportunity to get to know them. My biggest fear in moving was how we would lose all of our close friends in Dallas and would we ever find even 1 or 2 friends in SC. Well- God has blown us away. Yes- I definitely miss our friendships in Dallas but atleast a lot of our Dallas friends have blogs so we can keep up. We are just about to finish our 2nd study with this group (we have been studying Tommy Nelson's group study on Ecclesiastes and it has been very challenging and encouraging! This group of families have become our support system- friends we can share prayer requests with, laugh with and cry with and for that I am so thankful!

We had over 20 adults and 13 plus kiddos- we missed the Severance and Smith families though!! We all enjoyed splashing in the water, eating a TON of food, laughing, riding in the boat and jet skiis and just hanging out!! Hope you enjoy the pictures- we had a blast everyone!!
It is always fun trying to grab a group shot with kiddos!!
Connor ready to go tubing!

Luke loved the slide!

Tallon with Mimi in the water

Luke and Tallon were fast little "water bugs"-
these 2 boys are only 2 weeks apart and they are soo alike- they both love the outdoors and keep their mommy's on the go!

Brandon and Jeremy surveying the crowd in the water

Snack time with the kiddos

Connor going down the slide

Parson, Mrs. Jessica, Luke, Mrs. Julie and Tal heading off in the boat

The Emert family cruising the lake on the jet ski!

Sweet Carlisle

Lilah repositioning her beach chair

Splashing in the water

Grant and Gus

Jessica and Parson

Maddie enjoyed the hammock

Just hanging out...

Olivia splashing in the pool

My precious little boy-
ready to go for a ride!

Sweet Luke just up from a nap- cuddling with his mommy

Siblings Connor and Callie

Tallon and Callie playing in the float

Parson - full on energy!

Dr. Brian getting ready to take the boat out!

Sweet sisters- Maddie and Lauren

the kids LOVED playing with Mr Gus and the float- he actually pulled them around in the yard- THANKS for the entertainment Gus!

Ryan is ready to go

Anna's first tubing experience!

Anna and Tallon both rode the tubes with their Daddy's!
They were too cute- these 2 are 1 month apart and they were waving too each other and Anna even blew Tallon kisses while on the float!
Olivia's turn on the tube!
My parents were so gracious to let this huge group come up and use the lake house, boat and jet skiis- thanks a bunch Mom and Dad!!!!
Ryan LOVED the tube! He kept asking to go faster!
Part of the crew lounging on the shore!

Thanks for coming everyone!


Collin, Aron, Makgill, and Clara Beth said...

Oh My Goodness I HATE that we missed this!!!!! I'm so glad that y'all had such a great time. Next time we will DEFINITELY be there! Love y'all!!!

The Severances said...

It looks like everyone had such a great, fun time together! We really missed being there. So, are we doing it again next week! haha -Lia

Elizabeth said...

Wow becca it looks like yall had a lot of fun...I was wishing so bad I could have been there yesterday

Collin, Aron, Makgill, and Clara Beth said...

Sounds like a good idea to me, Lia....

Courtney said...

THanks, thanks, thanks! I know it took tons of work to pull this off for so many people, and we say thank you some more. We had such a wonderful day--couldn't have asked for anything better.