Friday, December 5, 2008

November 2008 - Grandma and Grandpa Smith's Visit

Grandma and Grandpa Smith came to visit us for almost two weeks. It was soooo wonderful to have them and sad to have them go. We were able to see and do a lot of things. We visited Verona, Pisa, Salzburg, Venice, Murano, Burano, Nove, etc. These are some pictures from the trip.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Reflections of Christ...just in time for the Christmas Season

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Halloween 2008

We had a Primary Carnival and "Trunk-or-treat" that ended up in the hallway because it was pouring down buckets of rain. It was a lot of fun despite the weather!

Cameron's Birthday

Cameron's scout troop was able to go on the American Air Force base and sit in an F-16 flight simulator that the real pilots use to practice on as well as get the grand tour of an F-16. Caleb got to tag along which he thought was pretty cool! It happened to be Cameron's birthday that day, so it was quite a present for him. The Commander there let each boy "take-off", "fly" and "shoot-down some bad guys."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Matt, Trista, Zander and Maddie's visit

We had a fabulous time with Matt and Trista and Zander and Maddy. They were able to come over and see Paris, Rome and Venice. Our kids were thrilled that a couple of their cousins came....because of that I keep hearing "when are we moving back to the states....we want to live right near our cousins!!!" Maybe it's not such a good idea having their cousins come - just kidding! I wouldn't change it for the world!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Akassia in Marsa Alam, Egypt

Snorkeling in the Red Sea

The Red Sea was absolutely magnificent! It was such a fabulous experience to be able to see the beautiful, colorful fish and coral reef. Cameron and Caleb 'caught the bug' but Sydney had a fear of going in that deep of water in the sea. To make a very long story short as well as Blake talking her through her fears, she literally overcame this fear and actually went snorkeling the last day. She fell in love with snorkeling. We're so proud of her!

King Tut...

King Tut......They crack us up! The guy in the picture with Sydney seriously asked how many camels we wanted for her...every time we saw him - which was often!

Out and About in Egypt

The kids had a ball playing beach volleyball. After watching the Olympics this summer, they have a new interest in the sport! We had so much fun swimming. By the end of every day, we all crashed!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Luxor and the Valley of the Kings