What I Did On My Summer Vacation

I know some of you are still on summer break, but my boys are on a modified year-round school calendar so we’ve been back in our school rhythm since July 29. But oh, what a great summer we had before that. Some of the highlights:

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Family trip to Chicago with dear friends from Minnesota

 

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Father’s Day visit to Willow Creek Community Church

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Our Hope Group prepared and served dinner to 40 high school students (including my older son) & leaders who stayed at church for a week while they ran a children’s day camp.

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We enjoyed a lot of long, beautiful Midwestern evenings, perfect for playing basketball, going for walks, and throwing a frisbee.

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Our family spent July 4 in Breckenridge, CO with some dear friends from Denver.

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Dave and the boys flew home after our time in the mountains while I stayed to teach a DMin course at Denver Seminary.

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We picked up some of this Southern cherry goodness during a trip to Atlanta to visit Dave’s family.

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We ended the summer watching the Glenn Miller Orchestra with great friends at “Symphony on the Prairie,” an annual summer outdoor concert series.

The summer was a perfect mix of travel/activities, time as a family and with friends, and rest. Now we are back to the school-year routine, including early mornings and after-school activities. But that means more and quieter work time for me during the day. After a great summer, I feel refreshed and ready to get back to work!

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