Vincent, one very funny little boy, who became my shadow
Love this picture, Jordan, she is such a character
The kids practicing for their play
Love these girls, Lily and Lynn, summer wouldn't have been the same without them
Beautiful backdrop, Mt Rainier
Thank you so much Candace for all your help!
Candace, Me and Fa'ana
I love these girls!
Another big event in August, was taking 8 high schoolers on a 20 mile backpacking trip. It was an adventure, many of them had no idea what to expect, and one we (Pat, Micah and I) had to talk into going. He complained about it the whole ride up, but ended up being the first one to finish and was really proud of himself. It was a tough 3 days but it was totally worth it, the kids were very encouraging to one another and helped keep moral up by singing Mulan songs up the mountain. I was definitely not in good shape for this one, I was in so much pain afterwords.
All of us on day one, before the pain set in
Copper City, an old ghost town we stopped to check out along the way
Day two, swimming in the lake
Kenny, my nephew, sporting his circus hat.
August ended with the YES Foundation of White Center's
10 year Anniversary Luau.
Tammy and I giving our speeches
Got some beautiful flowers and words from Pat, since I was leaving. A very nice surprise.