Sunday, August 31, 2014

New School Year 2014-2015

 We officially started school last Monday.  Evan is an 8th grader - last year in Middle School.  He is taking three High School classes to transition him into High School next year.  It is hard to believe we have a child that old now.
 Ann-Marie is officially a new Middle School student - a sixth grader.  She moved up into youth group, which she was very excited about.
Alec is an upper elementary student - 3rd grade!  He was the only one who would take a "tradition school picture."

We hope your school year has started off smoothly!

Relaxing at Lake Erie

 We were able to take a day trip to Lake Erie before school started....just one day to relax and enjoy each other.  Lake Erie is the closest thing to the ocean that we have here....just beautiful!

A visit from Aunt Sue and Uncle Lyle

 We were so blessed to have my Aunt Sue and Uncle Lyle from the Chicago area visit us this summer.  We were able to show them our local sites.  The first day we took them into Pittsburgh....we walked around, ate at Market Square, splashed at the PPG place fountain, rode up the incline and took in the view from Mt. Washington.

 The second day we took them around the local area....discovered the history of Beaver, PA and drove them around the different areas of our county.

 The third day, we took a picnic to Point State Park, walked around the Strip District, drove out to McConnell's Mills and took a hike.

We are so thankful that we were able to explore so much of our local area with them while they were here.  Thanks for visiting us, Uncle Lyle and Aunt Sue!!!! We enjoyed you so much!

Summer sports activities

 Soccer for Alec ended....
 Ann-Marie and gym friends helped break a world record in Pittsburgh...
 And a mother-daughter date to Go Ape!

Summer - Memorial Day weekend trip

 We took a trip to visit some of the battlefields of Pennsylvania over the Memorial Day holiday.  Gettysburg was our first stop.

 Harper's Ferry was was more fun with friends!

 And last was Antietam.....probably the most powerful and moving of the three sites visited.