Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One Very Special Event & Catalina, cont.

Our Catalina trip is the highlight of our summer. Our friends are wonderful, the weather never fails us (no matter if its sunny or cloudy), the animal life always amazes us and we always get to experience the love we have for each other. The days are not overshadowed by what we have to take care of or where we have to go. No phones, no t.v.'s, no radios. Everything we do we enjoy. Who could ask for more?
Jake caught a little guy.
Jake and Adam at our campsite. This is the view from our tent.
Vikki and I are two peas in a pod!
Beautiful sunset, cold kids.
Adam, Brady & Lauren.
Jake, Chase and Adam enjoying an ice cream, yum yum.
Ready for a ride.
Saying hello to the sea lions.
We went for a little adventure and got out into the open ocean. That was a little scary.
The set-up.
In Avalon, near where we were married, almost 14 years ago.
Lauren and Jake are ready for cave exploring and snorkeling.
Brady taking Adam for a ride in the cove.
Adam and Jake enjoying "Big Bertha".

A Joyous Baptism

Corey, Olivia, Brady, Jacob, Luke and Cameron all were baptized today.

Our family is very proud of Jacob"s and Brady's choices to follow Jesus. We, as parents, are so thankful!
Daddy baptizing Brady.
Daddy baptizing Jacob.
Before Baptism
Us with Grandma

Our lives are so blessed. We know that all that we are and all that we have is because the Lord has blessed us with it. It's hard to always live humbly and holy, that is why we need Jesus. We are so thankful to be forgiven.




2 comments:

Kristin said...

Thanks for sharing your Catalina pics - that looks like SOO much fun. I can see why you look forward to it so much each year!
The baptism pictures brought tears to my eyes! (okay more than tears but didn't want to seem too sappy) We are so blessed, aren't we? With the Lord, our relationship with Him, and our family (immediate & extended) And you all are some of our BEST blessings...We love you (ALL)!!!

chili pepper said...

Leslie,

This is a wonderful post. Your vacation looks like my sort of deal... just family and some good times.

What a blessing it must be to have your children walking with the Lord. There truly is nothing better for a Mama's heart.

Your family is beautiful and I thank you for the opportunity to get to know you all a little here in blog world.

Kat