Summertime is pretty great in many ways,
and one of my favorites is vacation time!
Over the 4th of July weekend we went down
to the Ponca City, Oklahoma area and had
some good family times together.
I had heard about this waterfall at a small fishing lake
so we went to check it out, unfortunately it was just
a small trickle of water coming down. I'm sure it would
be prettier after a lot of rain. But the kids still had fun
playing in the little pools of water below the waterfall,
finding crawdads, minnows, and snakes!
Ponca City has their city fireworks over this lake,
so the three youngest had fun swimming while
we waited for the fireworks to start.
In other news, DJ made this bench and Adirondack chair
(with a little help) this spring and we just got them all painted
a couple weeks ago. I especially like the bench he made out
of our old dining room chairs, he came up with it all on his own!
And here's an extra of our little princess...
Praise awaits you, O God, in Zion;
to you our vows will be fulfilled.
O you who hear prayer,
to you all men will come.
When we were overwhelmed by sins,
you forgave our transgressions.
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,
of your holy temple.