{Minnehaha} Explore

Saturday was a purrrr-fect day for exploring and having fun with friends! Cool and sunny with a light breeze, we set out for a hike.selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_02After checking out Minnehaha Falls, we explored other paths at length to find marvelous sights, including Lock 1, a fun water park, carvings in the sand, graffiti, bridges, and trees with incredible roots.selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_01 selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_03 selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_04 selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_05 selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_06 selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_10 selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_07 selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_09selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_08 selah_candace_rose_Minnehaha_11

New Home Prom

Melody bought her first house and has done some amazing work to make it her own! This was a night to show off all her hard work. Each room had a before pictures hanging up so you could see the wonderful changes. selah_candace_rose_Melody_1 Melody chose to have a prom themed house warming party. There were twinkly lights, so much good food, games, a bonfire, and plenty of friends.selah_candace_rose_Melody_2 Melody collects rocks from all over the world. She has them here and there and everywhere. Each rock has meaning to her and adds a perfect Melody touch. They help relax the atmosphere around the house and garden.selah_candace_rose_Melody_3 I had to leave about the time the fire was started and games were started, but sounds like it was a fun, late night party!selah_candace_rose_Melody_4

{Road Trip} Craguns 2015

Every year, my cousins go to Craguns Resort on Gull Lake. I always get to go spend a couple days hanging out on the beach, playing with the kids, spending good times with family. This year I left my camera packed away most of the time, which was a refreshing break.selah_candace_rose_CRAGUNS_1 I spent more time talking with my cousins than playing with the kids. Late nights eating s’mores round the fire after the kids were in bed.selah_candace_rose_CRAGUNS_FISHERS Watching The Three J’s catch fish in all shapes and sizes!selah_candace_rose_CRAGUNS_FISH Watching a mama duck watch over her babies while they try to nap…selah_candace_rose_CRAGUNS_DUCK FAMILY And I played BINGO for the first time…and WON THE GRAND PRIZE!!!selah_candace_rose_CRAGUNS_2A mustang. :D

What fun things did you do with your favorite people this summer? I’d love to hear!

He is Near

A few Sunday’s past, guest speaker Kyle Asmus spoke on Luke 24:13-35 and how God’s greatness is nothing without His nearness; and His nearness is nothing without His greatness. If you want to hear the message, click here.

Jesus Came NearThat same day two of Jesus’ disciples were going to the village of Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. As they were talking and thinking about what had happened, Jesus came near and started walking along beside them. But they did not know who he was. Luke 24:13-16

{3Js} Soon Another

The J’s Three will be joined by a new bundle of fun. A party was thrown to find out if the baby would be a boy-J or a girl-J. There were great blue and pink decorations and mustaches or lips to show if we were voting boy or girl!selah_candace_rose_GENDER_predictions selah_candace_rose_GENDER_decorations There was also hair paint and glow sticks in pink or blue for the kids!selah_candace_rose_GENDER_people And the reveal was given by M&Ms from the dispenser Marcus used o propose to Katie. Baby 4 will be a …selah_candace_rose_GENDER_resultsBOY!!!!