26 July 2013

Psalm 23

Earlier in the summer, the girls enjoyed writing out Psalm 23 for copywork practice. To be honest, I’ve always wanted to memorize all 6 verses of this Psalm myself, so it worked out nicely for all of us.

One day, the girls were playing with daddy’s old shepherd costume so naturally, we decided to make this little video.

“I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture.” ~Chuck Swindoll

22 July 2013

Puerto Vallarta Part 4 and Recap

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This was our balcony, overlooking the beach.


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Ready for another day of adventuring.


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View of Los Arcos.


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Breathtakingly beautiful!


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Snorkeling trip to Los Arcos.


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“Bye, mom!”


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We had bread so the fish came right up to us.


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Boat ride under a cave. Look at how brown my babies are. 


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Picture perfect.


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Back at Lindo Mar for some lunch and more snorkeling.


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The girls’ bounty of seashells.


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Hasta Luego, PV!

8 days. A new country, culture and language. Friendly people. Lots of fun.

Apparently, it’s the rainy season in Mexico. However, it only rained 2 nights we were there and thankfully, it didn’t hamper our trip one bit. In fact, it made for spectacular greenery and a very cool thunder and lightening storm.

Highlights include:

  • Swimming with Dolphins
  • Zip-lining jungle tour
  • Snorkeling at Los Arcos & Conchas Chinas
  • The amazing food and view at Lindo Mar Restaurant @ Conchas Chinas
  • Daily massages at the spa for me and Morgan

Yes, you read that right… daily.

We enjoyed some amazing first-time experiences on this trip. Receiving daily massages was certainly one of them. This was part of the special rate we paid (which was already a steal because of the low season). In other words, 2 daily massages were included, FREE.

I know, kind of hard to believe until it actually happens, right?

Well, it did happen. And it was wonderful!!

This trip was a fantastic mix of new adventures and plenty of rest. We slept great, ate well, practiced our Spanish, and relished the time we had as a family to soak it all in.

The girls have always been superb travelers. We hope they never lose their adventurous spirit and their sense of wonderment.

We figured this is probably one of the last international trips we’ll be taking for a little while.

So very GRATEFUL for it all.  

21 July 2013

Puerto Vallarta Part 3

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Ready for another adventurous day!


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Christian, our waiter at La Canoa was great. We ate breakfast there 3x’s!!


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Making homemade tortillas.


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Getting harnessed for our canopy tour.


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Let the zip lining adventure begin!


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We hiked through the jungle, up a steep mountain, zipped along 10 zip lines, saw some gorgeous scenery, and sweated our tails off!. YES, it was worth it!!


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Not a clear picture but that’s Grace zipping through the forest.


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Back to our favorite spot at Conchas Chinas. The girls are out there alone, snorkeling… somewhere.


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Forever ruined by this view and the most amazing chicken fajitas on the planet.


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Master potter, Vicente fired the girls’ painting pieces and they turned out so beautiful! What a fun souvenir!  It was also great to talk with him about the gospel and compare scripture in different languages. Fun!   


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Enjoying the many colors of the sunset at The Malecon (the downtown boardwalk).


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Night time exploring on the beach.


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Last blog post on PV coming up with highlights and a recap! 

Dolphin Swim Adventure

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Morgan found a new dance partner.


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We actually got to hang on to the dolphin while he took us underwater and swam. So very cool!!


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Coming up for air... AMAZING!!!


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Grace glides through the water on her new dolphin friend.


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Faith hangs on for a fun ride.


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This was truly a highlight for all of us. The dolphins were incredibly friendly, gentle, and huge!! The girls absolutely LOVED this experience.

Truth be told, we did too!

Such fantastic memories!!

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