Rudy’s Summer Break!

Rudy’s summer school session ended last week so he is now officially on summer break!  Woo Hoo!!!  He recently discovered the joy of Mario Kart on Wii and has become a video game junkie the last couple of days…aaaah summer!  Rudy has actually REALLY enjoyed being home with nothing to do but play video games and swim.  We pushed him pretty hard the week after the cath as he had his regular school/therapy schedule AND Vacation Bible School at our church each evening AND we decided to cap off the week with a day at Disneyland to visit cousin Josh!  Although Rudy wasn’t a particularly willing participant in any of it, he ended up going with the flow with a little encouragement and we made some fun memories nonetheless…

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Rudy on “Sea Creature” night at VBS!
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Doin’ Dland with cousin Josh!!! Rudy wasn’t too keen on the crowds but the rest of us had a blast…
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We did, however, get him to smile with Mater!
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Our new favorite attraction is the Animation Academy in California Adventure…so. much. fun.

We made it home from Disneyland in time (with TWO hours to spare) to see Rolf off to the airport for a business trip to Chicago and then we had a day to get ready for Wilson’s return from Ft. Knox.  His month of training was full and grueling and challenging but he felt good about it in the end and was almost as happy to be home as we were to have him home…;)

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Wilson’s CIET Graduation…he’s the second one in on the first row. Ft. Knox, KY
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Somebody’s super happy to have his roommate back!

In the week that Wilson has been back Rolf made it home from Chicago, we hosted 18 graduates of the SBRM Residential Recovery Program for dinner, celebrated their accomplishments at a standing room only graduation event on Saturday night and enjoyed quick visits with dear friends from our days in South Central a couple of lifetimes ago…what a rich, RICH week…full of big doses of hope and reminders of God’s grace over and over again!  We have about a week and a half all together before different members of the family jet-set off in different directions so we’re taking advantage of EVERY minute and soaking up some good family time.  Happy Summer Rudy!!

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A couple of dapper dudes at the SBRM graduation.
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The photo credit for this little gem goes to Dale Weber! LOVE it!!!

2 thoughts on “Rudy’s Summer Break!

  1. So happy Rudy gets to have some lazy summer days and that his big buddy is home for a bit! Love you guys! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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