Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pictures of Ben

While we were at the beach we decided to take some pictures of Benjamin. We are looking ahead to his graduation.
Ben loves to play the French horn. He plans to study music at FBBC in Iowa.

He also loves the beach.

Máncora - God's creation

I found this guy lying on the beach. So cool!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mancora - us

Jacob is hardly still long enough to get some good pictures of him :)
Last morning on the beach

I love this man!

My lovely ladies
Abigail My beautiful 14 year old

Ben my senior

The whole gang

Máncora - the water and other fun

We asked for our breakfast to be served on the deck overlooking the ocean. Awesome!
Cafe con leche, mmmm...

Boogie board
We took our own food for supper to cut expenses. It was picnic time.

Boogie boards - yep those 2 played with them for 3 hours straight!

Kayaking. That didn't go well :)

Eating seafood. Jacob being goofy.

Sunday we had family church and then worked on our lessons for the week of family conference. Yes, we took our laptops, printer, and scanner with us. Good thing we did since the pastor there told us we would need about 25 copies for each lesson. We ended up making 60 each! Instead of 15 children in the classes, there were 40!

Table games!
Ben has passed his dad in height.

What a great family!

Jacob wave jumping.

The inseparable girls


We enjoyed 3 days of family, fun, sun, and relaxing before we headed inland for a week of family conference (that will be another post). The hotel we stayed in was awesome and since it was the off-season the prices were cheaper. We had a great bungalow and so much fun being together. Also, since it is the off season we were one of the few families/people there.

The place:

View of the beach from the balcony. Mancora has white sands and warm water.

A sitting area

The front of our bungalow

The swimming pool. After swimming in the ocean we headed to the pool.

Evening on the beach

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jacob Matthew Stilwell

Jacob Matthew Stilwell born September 1, 1998 12 years ago!
Here are a few pics...more to come...

Newborn 9lbs 11 oz

Look at all those curls

Jacob and Grandma Stilwell

Taking those first steps