Sep 29, 2014

Summer Lovin'

Now that summer is now almost over I should probably record some of our favorite times!
This summer we spent so much time with family! We were visiting almost every week! I love being with family and enjoying all the laughs and stories that are shared.
Logan's parents bought a boat in July so trips out to the lake were necessary. James was able to kneeboard with the help of Logan and I learned how to kneeboard and waterski this year as well. Logan's family grew up with a boat and waterskiing so they are all pros. I had never seen Logan ski until this summer and it was pretty impressive! I also was able to see all his brothers and dad do it. I know I struggled just getting up, it takes a lot of strength to do all the tricks they managed.

For the 4th of July we had a family gathering at the fair grounds for the Fourth of July celebration, Mom, Dad, David, Melissa and her family, and our family all watched a great show that was accompanied with music, it was a very unique experience. 

In August we were able to join David at the Temple for his first time going through. The Temple is such a wonderful place to visit. I always feel the spirit so strongly and to go with family is even more special. All of Logan's siblings made it to Missouri for David's farewell talk. David will be serving in the Provo Utah Mission for two years. I love seeing all of the Bliss family. Logan had quit his job the weekend before everyone showed up so we were able to see all the family and spend plenty of time with everyone! Jared was the only one from his family that was able to come out, but we still enjoyed seeing him. Jase and his family drove out for the weekend, as well. Melissa and her family also came, although they live only an hour away from Springfield we don't get to see them as ofter.
We were able to go the the lake, and have a BBQ, go to Silver Dollar City and go on plenty of scooter rides! David had also planned his Court of Honor for the Thursday all the family was arriving so they could all celebrate with him.

Dave left on a wednesday, we met up at the Airport early to say goodbye for two years. James enjoyed playing with his uncle, running around the airport jumping into his arms, he sure does love him. Whenever we go to mom and dad's we ask James where Divid is, he always replies he is at the airport on the airplane. Such a sweet boy.

September just flew by! Logan started a new job at a different bank and so far loves it.
Boston learned to walk! He also turned one! James started physical therapy to help his in-toeing. He has had some orthotics placed in his shoes for almost a year and there hasn't been too much improvement so we started PT to possible help his muscles pull his feet out. So far he loves playing when we go and do exercises at home.
This past week Logan's Grandmother passed away from a 16 year fight with Alzheimer's. I never got the chance to know her, but Logan was able to. As we attended her funeral we were able to both learn more about her and her wonderful, kind sweet spirit. We also saw how much love she shared with everyone around her, and how much they loved and cared for her. Right before they closed her casket Logan's Grandpa went up and gave her a hug and a kiss, he had so much love for his wife, he had cared for her for so long and to let her go must be so hard.  I told Logan how I was so excited I would be able to meet her in the next life. I love the plan of salvation and how it unites families for the eternities. All of the Bliss family united to say their last goodbye, it was so nice to see family I have never met and those I have. 

We had such a wonderful summer! There was so much time with family and so many memories! To finish is off we we had some family pictures taken!
Photo Credit: Catie Nueber Photography

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