This week was a little more laid back. On Sunday at Life Group, it was Lincoln's turn to talk about the beautitude "Blessed are the peacemakers." He did a great job!
Monday and Tuesday we went to Swim Team practice, swam at the pool, and played at home.
Then, on Wednesday we woke up early and drove to Jessieville, AR to dig for crystals at a crystal mine with our friends, the Stephens. This is a picture before they got busy.
Me and Stacey. Stacey is just one of those friends that loves to do things that you wouldn't normally do. I love that about her.
The kids loved it and I have to say it was pretty fun digging in the dirt looking for beautiful rocks and exciting when you found one. You got to keep everything you found too!
We cleaned up as much as possible and found a little park where we ate lunch and then went on a hike.
Right as we got started on the trail, Layton yells "Snake!!" Sure enough he was slithering right across the trail closer to us than I wish he had been. I am so glad Layton saw it before walking right into it. I know it was probably a measly grass snake, but still it was a snake.
We hiked back to a fishing pond.
When we finally got home, we had to clean all the crystals. These are some of the best ones after we got the dirt off. We really had a great day!
On Saturday Lincoln had his last regular season swim meet. He did the backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke, and freestyle relay.
He got first in his heat on the backstroke and beat his previous time by 2 seconds which was awesome!
He beat his freestyle time by about 2 seconds as well and finally moved from the bronze division to silver! This was a big deal! He qualified for the Meet of Champs which was awesome! He has really improved a lot this year. We have been so proud of his hard work and dedication!!
He is in the 3rd lane closest to us.