Another week of barely barely skimming by on this project. I had to rely on a few iPhone shots this week, as there were days I didn't even pick up my big camera.
This dog! He is the best!
Shea had such a good time on his 12th birthday hanging out with these boys.
We went for a quick swim in the river before the storms rolled in.
The kids and I walked to the library to listen to youth who came to North Dakota as refugees share their stories. I have to brag for a minute on the young man in the far right of this picture. His name is John and his story will blow you away. When asked what kind of advice he'd give to other young refugees just arriving to America, this is what he said. (Paraphrased) "Don't just hold your hand out and take from others. Give back." He told me that he, himself benefits as a person when he gives back by helping newcomers adjust. This young man's future is bright and I can't wait to see what he will do in this world. He is already making great strides to better his community and his Mom has so many reasons to be proud!
She loves to sit in her room and sing on the karaoke machine. And her voice is unbelievably beautiful!
I never in a million years would have expected for these two boys to be going to their first day ever on a college campus together. Over the years they didn't even spend tons of time together because from the time Gage was 5, we lived out of state. However, the bonds grew deep over years of friendship between their Mamas and these boys just fit like their Mamas do. Friends since preschool to the second generation!
She found a grasshopper on our photo excursion.