Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Days...

I truly don't know where August has gone. It isn't actually gone because it does, thankfully, linger in my memory. I will admit that some parts are blurry (like the whirlwind of getting the girls and I ready to go back to school, working on a schedule that accommodates everyone in their various goings on, and giving up my late nights), but other parts are very clear and bring lots of smiles. :)

First, we welcomed Jordan and his bride to be, McKenna, to Kentucky! They made a long trek by car from Idaho to visit. We hadn't seen Jordan in a year and a half and it was the first time we "officially" met McKenna (other than on Skype!). We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with them both although it was not long enough!

McKenna and Jordan ~ High Bridge Park

McKenna, Jordan, Annah and Abigail 

These pictures scared is a LONG way down!

The decorative graffiti wall at the cliffs :)

We also took a trip to Cumberland Falls and did the raft ride to the falls. We did this trip last summer with Tim & Lisa, Jacob, Andrew, Abigail, Annah and their friend Jen. This time we had Savannah & Jacob, Annah, Abigail, McKenna and Jordan! 
Cumberland Falls

 Jacob, Savanah & Abigail

Savannah & Jacob (hahaha!)

One of our traditions -- crazy pictures in the car!

And after the raft trip we went to Bubby's Barbecue to have some really great food. Good thing McKenna carried Jordan *in* because after all the food he ate I don't think she could have carried him out!

McKenna is little but she is strong!

It turned out that McKenna needed to fly home to California early due to her grandfather being very ill. Jordan took her to the airport in Louisville to fly home. The following day we learned that her grandfather had passed away before she was able to get there. We felt badly for her that she didn't make it in time but we were grateful for the time that she was able to spend with us. It was so nice to meet McKenna and to get to know her a little while she was here! We won't see her in person again until December when she and Jordan will be married on December 26th in the San Diego temple.

In between all the August happenings we were able to squeeze in a birthday party for Abigail who is now 17!  

Water balloon fight! :)

Jordan's last day with us 

Jordan went to church with us on Sunday and then he headed out on his journey west to Utah where he will work for a while before the wedding. With McKenna already in California he drove back alone but he loaded up on music CD's and snacks and he was on his way. The next time we see him he will be just a few days away from being a married man! It makes my eyes leak a little to think of it but we are thrilled to be gaining another beautiful daughter-in-law. :)


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