Saturday, October 7, 2017

Homeschool Family Camp 2017


The favorite event of the year for our family is Homeschool Family Camp at Village Creek Bible Church in Lansing, Iowa.  This is our 4th year going to camp and we look forward to it every year!




The accommodations are rustic, but that just adds to the fun!
And we were lucky this year to get a private bathroom with a bathtub!!
That really helps, because our boys have a lot of fun get very dirty!!








Our favorite part of Family Camp is seeing all of our friends that we have become so close to over the years!  And also making new ones each year!






Beckham made a very special friend with Micah.  In fact he kind of spent most of camp with the Martin family!!  I was worried he wouldn't want to come home with us! 

There are so many activities to be a part of!!


The daily Ladies time is such a blessing and encouragement yo us all.





Beckham couldn't get over the abundance of seashells in the sand on the playground!


Our friend Sue brought out her kittens and puppies!  Oh so sweet!



Of course there is always Volleyball!





All the kids and even some of the Fathers love playing the Mighty, Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!















This was by far the biggest group of players ever!!

In fact this was the largest group of families to ever be at Family Camp!
So starting next year they will add another week long Family Camp!
This is such exciting news....but now we have to pick a week!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Family Summer Vacation 2016


In February of last year we started planning a month long trip to California! We had not been to California in 5 years so I thought it was time for my children to experience a real California Summer!! We were blessed to get to stay at Grandma Olivia's house in San Diego!!


We left on June 27th and took a little bit of a road trip!


We stopped in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona!! We had so much fun getting out and seeing different parts of our country!

We arrived in California on June 29th and got into San Diego early enough to go to the beach for a little while before heading over to Grandmas!!  It was such a beautiful beach!

On the Fourth Of July the Werner family has a tradition where we take a picture on our porch! Though we were not at home we still took our picture on Grandmas front porch! This was the first year that Grandma got to be in our Fourth of July pictures! Grandma took us girls to a Fun Run/Walk 4th of July fundraiser that she attends every year. Mom joined us with the twins and Randy later on for a pancake breakfast! There was live music, games, a park, (which the twins LOVED) and free swimming!! It was so much fun to be a part of Grandma's 4th of July traditions this year!

Later on in the month was Katy's 17th birthday!! She got an IPhone 6S plus for her birthday! 
She was so excited!!

On the way back home to Kansas, we stopped in Las Vegas and stayed at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino.  Our room on the 20th Floor had an awesome view of the Roller Coaster ride at the Hotel New York across the street!




2016 Recap!!

 2016 was filled with great friendships, laughter, family, and fun vacations! 
The year started out with Mackenzie in the role of Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical. This was her very first lead role and she enjoyed it very much!


Aren't they the sweetest?! They love each other so much!! This is on their 4th birthday!! We spent that day outside at the park!!



The boys and Ava enjoyed getting to play on soccer teams with the Homeschool Soccer League.


Mother / Daughter coffee date with Ava Marie!

Early morning soccer practice with our Homeschool group in September.



Halloween is always fun and everyone had a great time Trick-or-Treating!

Katy was so excited to get her IPhone 6 for her 17th Birthday!

Mackenzie & Katy doing a LIVE Sale for our Lularoe business.

My mother Olivia and I got to meet the Founder/Owner of Lularoe at the National Convention.

Hudson & Beckham loved looking out the window of our hotel in Las Vegas!
We stayed at the Excaliber Hotel and had an awesome view of the 
Hotel New York's Roller Coaster ride.

Celebrating Mackenzie's 14th Birthday at Nick & Jake's Restaurant.

Ready for our family Christmas Tradition of Jammie Cocoa Christmas
with Grandma Olivia!

Gathered together with friends for Madyson's 12th Birthday!







Hudson & Beckham really enjoyed the Tuba Christmas performance at the Kauffman!

Love spending time with my BFF Lorraine!


 Harvest Pumpkin Festival at a Pumpkin Farm in Gardner.

Everyone hard at work taking photographs of new Inventory.
Mackenzie made Green Chili Chicken with Lime