Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sweet Summer Time

Is it really almost the end of June??  Our summer is flying by, but we are loving every minute of it.

I'm still trying to process that our miracles finished 8th,6th, and 1st grade this year!!!

Our 8th Grade Graduate

Mary Ashtyn will be in high school next year!!  So proud of everything that she has accomplished.  She was in the 8th Grade Elite for being in the 10 ten academically in her class and also made high school majorette in January.  Most importantly, she is a good, sweet girl who loves Jesus more than anything.  Nothing compares to watching her grow in her faith!!

Reece finished 6th grade this year.  He is a very smart boy and makes us proud with his grades.  I'm working on an entire post about his servant's heart...coming soon :)  He is the coolest kid and has the best personality.  He's an awesome first baseman and makes us smile no matter what he's doing.  Of course, when they announce your child on Opening Night of Little League and he "Gangnam styles" down the third base line...how do you not smile???  Love this boy so big!!

Not a great picture, but there he goes...Gangnam Style!!!

Lily at First Grade Awards Day

What a great first school year Lily Joy had!!  She made new friends and was so accepted at her school.  It was amazing.  Her teacher and her paraprofessional were so good to her and made sure she had a perfect year.  She started out the year recognizing her letters and letter sounds and blending very simple words.  At the end of the year, she was reading on grade level and doing excellent in math.  She is truly our little miracle.  

I love this video.  When we were deciding about adopting Lily, I told Trent she would need to come to school with him since he is the counselor at one school all day.  I travel between several schools, so we knew it would be better for her to be with him nearby all day.  I could picture her going across the stage at this school very early in our adoption.  Such a sweet moment to see it happen!!  Y'all know I cried, again!!

This ends the bragging portion of this post :)  Yes, we've been out of school for a month and it's taken me this long to post about the end of the school year.  Here's why....

School ended and we headed to St. George Island, FL!!

We skipped SGI last year since Lily had just gotten out of her body cast and we didn't know if she could make the trip.  The last time we were there, we were waiting on her and wondering about what it would be like for her to be with us.  This trip was better than we could have ever imagined!!  There will never be a way to explain how blessed we are by the three miracles that God gave us.