Thursday, July 14, 2011

Extended Family Pictures

Here are some more pictures of the whole gang:


Family Pictures

I think it's about time that we got a family picture done professionally, what do you think?!?!?  I mean Leona is only 2!! :)


Family Vacation

The Strickland Family vacation was in Barberton, Ohio this year. 
   No trapsing to a getaway place with bad beds!
   No lugging all of our beach stuff up and down the sand every day!
   No packing and shopping for food everyday to survive!
   No driving until your legs fall off!!

Can you tell that Mommy was SOOOO THANKFUL?!?!?

It was so much fun going to all of the fun things we did as kids in the Akron/ Cleveland area!

Here is what we did:
frisbee golfing for the men (one of Ben's passions)
family pictures taken at Portrait Innovations (I'll put the pictures on a separate post!)
dinner at Jerzee's in Canton (You've gotta try their Jerzee's Junkyard Burger or the Texas BBQ Burger! Mmmm!)

church at Norton Baptist Church, Ben's Dad's church
lunch/dinner at Dan and Alissa's house
fireworks in Fairlawn by Wal-Mart (the place where Ben and I met)

4th of July picnic with extended Strickland Family

Cedar Point for the men
I spent time with my family and a close friend.

Progressive Field to watch the Indian's crush the Yankees

rest day for all of us

Akron Zoo
golfing for the men at Lion's Den

Baylor Beach

We spent time with my family.
frisbee golfing for the men

It certainly was a FULL week, but it was such a blessing to be with family and just be around our "home" territory.  Having so many days also helped us to find time for me to rest my back and to just curl up with a good book...

"Stolen Woman" by Kimberly Rae to be exact!!!  We were able to see Kim and Brian (Ben's first cousin) over our vacation.  We are so proud of Kim finishing her first novel.  IT IS A MUST READ!  It is a book about a girl who goes over to India on a short term missions trip. Check out this website and on facebook for more information.  If you live in Elkhart, I have a copy if you are interested in reading it!  I can't wait to read the next book in the series!