This year we rented a cabin in the Hocking Hills area. We arrived at the cabin late afternoon Wednesday. We unpacked and partied at the cabin. Thanksgiving day we did the morning usual, watched Macy’s Day Parade and had a big Thanksgiving feast. After a long nap, several us us headed out for a hike. We had a great hike at Cedar Falls & a portion of Old Man’s Cave. With the recent snow we had early in the week, there was plenty of snow remaining.
On our walk to Cedar Falls, why not turn around and look where you just walked.
This may just be my favorite view in Hocking Hills, the famous Cedar Falls.
On our walk in Old Man’s Cave.
Old Man’s Cave on the right protected from the snow.
Enjoying our walk, missing Roxy! She decided to stay back at the cabin with the others.
Friday after lunch we all headed out to Ash Cave & Conkle’s Hollow.
Our walk into Ash Cave, the view looking back from where we walked.
A silhouette of the tall trees at Ash Cave.
The cousins on our walk on the upper path of Ash Cave.
We started our walk at Conkle’s Hollow but the sun was setting and started to get chilly. We turned around and headed back to the vans, I took the path (creek) less traveled and found this natural form.
Hocking Hills never get old! It’s been a long time since we’ve been there in the winter and we were not disappointed.
While working this morning, I came across a few images of the girls from a few years ago. I can’t help but share these images. This a big reason why I like being a photographer & being able to capture the everyday things of the family. The fun moments, the funny moments, the memorable moments!
I also can’t help but think & say How good God is! He has been so good to me & my family. I am so thankful!
Wednesday August 1st was a sad day for the family. It certainly was not from the Olympics, we are enjoying watching all the events. It was sad because after 8 months of having Dalma in our home, we had to return her to Four Paws For Ability. She was such a good dog. Yes, there were days when Dalma pressed our buttons, but mostly she was a great dog. We took her home on December 1st when she was an 8 week old puppy, she was only a few pounds.
We really enjoyed taking her out on outings and people always wanted to meet her and learn all about her. We have many fun stories about her and the funny things that happened and she would do. Dalma will continue obedience training & learning specific skills at Four Paws. She will be a great service dog and new friend for a child. We are so excited for her.
It was an evening of soccer. Abby is playing in a spring soccer league in Beavercreek with several Cedarville friends. Dalma enjoys going to the soccer fields & watching the soccer balls being kicked around.
Today was the last pour on the construction of the new Health Science Center at Cedarville University. I was up on the roof of the SSC at 6:45am getting some shots of the final pour. It has been fun getting shots throughout the construction process and watching the building go up floor by floor. I’d say why stop now, just add another floor.
Today was also the first day of school for my wife & girls. We had a great summer & it seemed to end a little early. We have a tradition of taking a picture of the girls on each first day of school and today was no different … here is a shot of my 3 beautiful ladies …
Well, it looks like we are going to do it again. We had such a great time and fell in love with Lars & what Four Paws For Ability is all about, that we are going to foster another dog. The day we returned Lars back to 4PFA we were already talking about the next dog. We’ve returned from our Italy and are now back into the swing of things. We knew there may be a litter of puppies up for fostering in August and just found out there were several puppies ready for fostering. We visited 4PFA on Saturday and met Serena and I have to admit, we fell in love with her. Serena is a 3 1/2 month old Labradoodle, she is spunky and full of life. She already has some basic obedience down, which I think is impressive. Over the last few days we prayed about it and talked about it as a family …. and plan to pick her up on Tuesday.
On a side note, we are so excited for Lars! We saw him on Saturday and got to say hi, I’d like to think that he knew who we were. It was so good seeing him. He heard he may be going to a family in September … we are so excited for the family and Lars. He will be such a good service dog!