Sunday, September 2, 2012

Abigail is 18

I can't believe we have a child who is 18!  Where has the time gone?  She was just a baby...  Now she is a beautiful young lady that loves Yhwh with all her heart.  She has grown so much even in this last year..  she has been a joy to be with and I love watching her mature.
It was a beautiful day, so we were outside until the bugs got bad.
Deborah and Anna made all the decorations and the piniata.

Paul watching Abigail blow out her candles.

Lavonne's Grandmother, Cheda Mary, at Abigail's party.

A few days after Abigail's birthday, it was a gorgeous day.  Grandma Effie was here so we took her across the lake and up the Tazimina River.  Abigail, Deborah and I paddled rubber kayaks across the lake.  Paul gave us a ride up the river after he dropped his load as the current was swift.  

The birthday girl jumping into the freezing cold water.



Abigail and Deborah helping the little kids across the river.

Paul visiting on a log with his mom, Grandma Effie.

Anna practicing her volleyball.

Momma bear and two cubs.
The kids waded and played until a bear and her two cubs showed up about 300 yards upstream.  The kids decided they'd swum enough.  
Paddling downstream in the kayaks was great fun.

The video below is from the boat while Paul is taking us upstream.  You can see salmon swimming around us.  They have already turned red so they look like big goldfish.  I also tacked on a clip of  the momma bear showing up with her two cubs.  You can hear the excitement in our voices.
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John said...


Julie said...

I stumbled upon your blog doing a search on Ha Yovel. So glad I did : ) I look forward to reading more of your posts. We also have a "quiver full" of nine children, our oldest turning 18 soon and our youngest turning 1 on Tuesday. If you have a chance you can check out my blog over at