Friday, August 10, 2012

Visiting our Cousins in Croatia! It had been two years since we saw Stevo and Sarah, Nina, Daci, and Marco and we were excited to take our vacation time allotted from our mission organizations and spend it together.

Breakfast time!  Dan and Jeremiah often helped with the cooking for all 11 of us.

The beauty of this vacation with the Vuletic's was that we didn't wear oursleves out with traveling everywhere.  Instead we intentionally rested and tried to take excursions as we felt like it.  This indirectly provided more time for us as parents to disciple our kids together.  All of our kids are into the Marvel superhero movies, so we decided to watch one of the movies such as Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, etc. each night and then discuss the positives, negatives, character qualities, morals, values, etc. the day after and integrate scripture proving that God is the author of truth and everything right and virtuous.  We discovered that this exercise in critical thinking was not only relevant but faith building and a special time of discussion we will never forget.

Can't forget our smore tradition!  Jeremiah just can't ever seem to get enough...

Daci creating a marshmellow masterpiece!
Grilling and tasting!  I think Jeremiah would rather just do the tasting.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

4th of July

Finally sold the van!

Remembering Independence Day...

Emma with her friend Abby at the 4th of July picnic
Levi and his best friend Isaac hanging out on the roof of our defender.