On August 11, one of our church girls got married. Emily was on a mission trip to Detroit from August 6-14, so she didn't get to go to the wedding. Elizabeth didn't get home from Taiwan until late that night. So it was just Rowen and I representing our family at the wedding.
Charlie and her dad, Tim Stamper
There was another bridesmaid who is not showing in this picture because the audience was standing after the bride came in. We appreciate Tim and Patty Stamper so much, because of their heart for children. They have adopted five children and have fostered many others.
The guys' side. The last groomsman is not showing.
After the parents gave her away, the bride and groom faced the audience. I thought that was a neat feature of their wedding.
The groom's niece was such a sweet miniature bride.
Charlie Stamper and Bowen Buzard marrying. They will live in NC, so we will miss seeing Charlie at church all the time.
Instead of a traditional cake, Charlie and Bowen had cheesecake. There were seven other cheesecakes, besides this tiered one. Yummy!
A random turtle in our back yard on August 16.
On August 18, our friends the Susans came to see us.
We hadn't seen Brent and Alicia since Tirzah was a little girl and Kohen was on the way. That was back in 2011.
Atarah is not yet three, but she is very talkative and made up with all of us! Tirzah knows how to knit and crochet.
Kohen and Chanan are very active and fun. They loved the maze ball.
We loved having the Susan family visit us, and hope it will not be as long before their next visit!
Elizabeth and Emily got scholarships at GBSC. Nobody got a picture of Emily receiving hers.
Thankfully, Elizabeth got several scholarships!
Overlapping with the Susans' visit, we also had Crystal and Carrie Lucas, our friends from Colorado who stayed with us for a couple days. This is taken on Sunday when Danette was with us.
Carrie and Crystal
Danette, Emily, Carrie, Crystal, and Elizabeth
The girls on the Purple People Bridge walk on Sunday afternoon.
Emily and the Lucas girls on the swing at Smale Park
Janet turned 57 on August 24.
The girls got the flowers and Rowen and the girls got chocolates for her.
Outside with the flowers in front of the tomato plant.
On August 25, we had Jason and Karen and Mikah Litchfield over for supper and eating the birthday cake for Janet's, Karen's, and Jason's birthdays.
On August 26, we had Danette, Anna, Zach and Rebekah Barkman, Cearse Rice, and Luke Hughes over for dinner.
Elizabeth and Emily started college and are keeping busy with studying. Emily did a lot of Freshmen activities after a week's mission trip to Detroit. So you will have to check her blog for when she gets time to blog on her own blogspot.