“We must realize that the Reformation world view leads in the direction of government freedom. But the humanist world view with inevitable certainty leads in the direction of statism. This is so because humanists, having no god, must put something at the center, and it is inevitably society, government, or the state.”
- Francis Schaeffer
After Kashaiah got home from Nationals, she had the opportunity to help Clay Marks show his boer goats at the fair. To say she was excited would be an understatement! She said it was fun to be back at the fair but the highlight was definitely showing with Clay and Ellie (she was also excited to show Double D). The perfect way to end a great week!
Kashaiah, Ellie, & Clay
Clay and Kashaiah in the pairs class
Quote of the day from Kreisson:
“I love my Ethiopian hat. The black in it matches my pupils.” Only Kreisson.
This is what happens when you swim instead of taking a nap.
Gedi and Bear
Tomorrow is a busy day in the Smith home! Not only are we celebrating Mom and Dad’s wedding anniversary (23 years), but also Kohen (14) and Digger’s (12) birthdays. Happy anniversary Mom and Dad and happy birthday boys! Hope you have a great day.
Mom and Dad 23 years ago
Kohen and Dad
Mom and Dad
What do the boys want to do when they have a day out with mom? Go to the driving range of course. However, they didn’t know they’d be getting their eyes dilated at the optometrist. Plan B: Putt-Putt, INDOORS. What would we do without Walther’s Golf and Fun?
Zane, Zake, Digger, Kreisson, & Kohen
Zane and Kreisson in the jungle gym
Kreisson with his shades
Digger sporting his sunglasses
Last night, Elly and Gracie went out to supper for some sister time. This morning, Elly said (since they got back late) “I think I’m allergic to early mornings.”
Elly and Gracie
Kanah is having a fantastic time in Ethiopia. She doesn’t even want to come home! She was glad she took her bright yellow rain boots because she flew into their rainy season. Only 2 more days!
Kanah and Ava
Kanah with some local children
Kanah with more kids
Kanah and Nana
Kanah is having a great time in Ethiopia! We have FaceTimed a few times and emailed back and forth. One of the things she is teaching some of the kids is how to play frisbee. Here are a few pictures.
Kanah and Ava
Kanah with some local girls
Kanah found some “American” food
Kanah and Ava holding babies
Kanah, Auntie Jill, and some kids they played with
Kanah is always making new friends
Kashaiah and Elly spent the day up in Champaign while Rusty (Nana’s dog) had his chemo treatment. They had a great time running around and wish Gracie could’ve been with them.
Lunch at Old Chicago
Elly was really hungry
So was Kashaiah
Fun with the iPhone