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Family Adventures July 2015

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The Ringstaff Family Adventures July 2015 @ AVirtuousWoman.org

We have had a fantastic summer. July has been busy, but lots of fun.

Lots of good memories! Some new things this month were Hannah and Laura started taking gymnastics – fun! There’s a local girl who’s teaching gymnastics and dance and Laura has been asking for a while to try gymnastics. I think it’s going to be really good for both the girls. I’m very excited about it and so are they!

The Ringstaff Family Adventures July 2015 @ AVirtuousWoman.org
Emily frying up a mess of Fried Green Tomatoes. Yum!

Laura’s been in Physical Therapy for several weeks now for her back and hips. Back in May, while traveling, I had discovered that Laura’s clavicle and right side of her rib cage is uneven. She’s also been having some back pain and it hurts for her to stand up straight with good posture.

I took her to the doctor in June when we got home – I was concerned that it could be scoliosis, but x-rays of her chest and spine didn’t show any sign of scoliosis. We are scheduled to see an Orthopedic Specialist at the Shiner’s Hospital next week to make sure there’s nothing else going on with her. We plan to continue the physical therapy for the time being to strengthen her core and make her back stronger.

Last week I had a lot of fun doing Tie Dye in our front yard with the girls. Most weeks we go to the swimming pool all day – twice a week and we like to go to the lake on Sabbath. We also spend a day each week at the ice rink.

We went to Indian Creek Camp, where my oldest daughter, Sarah works – twice! Once just for a weekend visit to see Sarah and for four days of Minister’s Meetings.

The Ringstaff Family Adventures July 2015 @ AVirtuousWoman.org
On the trail with my four girls. So. Much. Fun. Really, our favorite thing to do.

While we were there we had so many fun things to do:

  • trail rides on horseback
  • boat rides
  • tubing on the lake
  • kayaking
  • tie dye
  • painting
  • a scavenger hunt
  • worship
  • we took a hike
  • visits with friends
  • and more

Ice Skating each week means Sushi Wednesday at Earth Fare and Laura gets rewarded with Sushi every week for sitting for hours on end while Hannah skates! Two weeks ago we ordered a beautiful new bedroom bed set for Hannah and Laura’s bed. It’s so pretty. Maybe I’ll share pictures later. They deserved a new bed set. They’ve had the same bedspread for 12 years – since just before Laura was born.

The Ringstaff Family Adventures July 2015 @ AVirtuousWoman.org
Walking around downtown at the Art Hop. I think Daddy may have been embarrassing us. Ha, ha.

We also enjoyed the first annual Harlan County Arts Council picnic and art/ music event. I was recently elected secretary for the Art’s Council and I’m excited about the possibilities. We also really enjoyed seeing Emily and Laura’s art work displayed during the Artists’ Attic​’s Art Hop in Downtown Harlan. I’m a proud mama!

The Ringstaff Family Adventures July 2015 @ AVirtuousWoman.org
Emily {right} and Laura {left} posing in front of their art exhibit during the Art Hop in downtown Harlan.

August promises to be just as busy, but I’m looking forward to a few adventures along the way! Here’s a peek at what life has been like for the Ringstaff Family: July 2015.

The Ringstaff Family Adventures: July 2015

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