HOME, right? well, that's true BUT i'm thinking... there's no place like the BEACH!!
thought i'd throw this pic in. look at the birds lined up! a bird-a-phobics worst nightmare. seems like we wasted lots of snacks this trip on these guys. not sure it's even "legal" to feed them? but, i do know you get dirty looks from some of your neighbors on the beach.
the start of the coolest sandcastle! finished product yet to come:)
briley loves her some baby jade!
our favorite climbing hut on the beach
8, 7, 5, 5, 3, 3, 2, 1 ~ the ages of the little people staying in our house.
(cousin baby jade stayed down the street and could not manage to stand on the driveway for our pic.)
my favorite pic of my briley (looking so grown up and starting to act that way too) and her proud daddy! (now back to the growing up part- i'm telling you- i'm having a hard time handling it... she is really starting to act older. getting her own fashion style, glancing in the mirror more, maturing in attitude, etc ...whoa horsey! slow down sis!)
we planned this trip to the beach- not knowing the entire lankford fam would end up digging their toes in the sand too!
what started out small grew to round #2 summer family vacation with the lankford crew- every day someone new would show up or leave.
crazy and very fun.
though, we always have a blast with the extended fam- it was really awesome to stay behind a bit longer as just the 5 of us.
that is the bestest thing ever!
personally, i could have stayed even longer but... reality?!
this pic shows everyone (except uncle t-dawg who headed back to college a few days earlier). make sure you look all the way down the table to the back wall...
it's been 1 week since my computer meltdown. it is forever gone- as is all the stuff i didn't have saved . i recommend everyone be prepared for a crash- i wasn't- and well ... i can imagine my distress if i'd have lost all my pictures. i only lost some important documents that, well, i'll just have to manage without:(
moving on now...
since i've been gone we have been...
on a family bowling adventure. brax kicked tail! joey came in second to his first-born son and even though brax used the bumpers it was a hard loss for joe!
getting "camo'ed" up for hunting adventures.
joey's only gone once so far but... do not fear...it wasn't his last.
and even though the weather has been less than perfect and fall has set in...
we have found a way to practice our swimming.
check out bear's goggles. they are from briley's swim- to- me puppy. i can only imagine how well he'd do if he actually had real goggles that worked.
did you know that my computer blew up this week? nope, not joking- sounded like an airplane taking off and then zap! that's all she wrote.
on that note- zap! went my pictures. at least those on the computer. so for now i leave you with these statistics...
To better understand the human race, imagine that all the 6.7 billion people on earth could be represented by a single "global village" of just 100 people.
If we picture this, then we can more easily comprehend the different proportions we find across the world in terms of race, ethnicity, and gender.
Here's a "global village" snapshot...
Out of 100 people:
60 would be Asian 14 would be African 12 would be European 8 would be Latin American 5 would be American or Canadian 1 would be from the South Pacific 51 would be male; 49 would be female 82 would be non-white; 18 would be white 67 would be non-Christian;33 would be Christian
We might summarize this by saying we live in a world that is non-American, non-white, and non-Christian. what??? i know, i know.. i have been living in my bubble?!
And another shocking fact... the average income in America is $38,611/person or $105 day.Now compare that to the shocking daily reality of almost half the people on earth...
40% of the world's people live on less than $2/day 15% of the world's people live on less than $1/day 4.5 % of the world's people (us USA folks) live on $105/day
just some startling statistics I came across in this book I've read and think everyone should read. Really cool stuff. Learned a lot. Get the book! Or borrow mine!
Excerpts taken from Richard Stearns "The Hole In Our Gospel".