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Family Dinner--with the Bridegans!

We had a family dinner on Sunday—the first we’ve had in a couple of months. We try to have them every month, but as we all know, routine goes out the window during the summer! So it’s been awhile. . .

This dinner was especially fun because we had Shanna and Jared with us for the first time in nine months! Jared is here for business, and Shanna joined him; his family is watching the twins. We missed the babies way too much, but it was wonderful to have Jared and Shanna with us . . . we were all excited to see them after so long!

Dinner was yummy; we had BBQ and everyone brought at least one salad or dessert. Except for Shanna, of course. (smile) She’s our family chef, and she brought three tasty dishes. Shalae teased her about being an overachiever, but we all enjoyed her contributions. . . and we especially enjoyed being together!




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A simply beautiful and inspiring family. Thanks for sharing your special times.
August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol
I love the photos, especially the one with the little guy eating watermelon! That's what my 2yo twins loved to do when we were on holiday, and in exactly that eyes and mouth wide-open way. So cute! Thanks for sharing the insights into your family and your world, Shelli! Looking forward to seeing you at the European Convention in October, but enjoying the summer before then. I cannot wait for my A/W seasonal preorder to arrive, this is definitely the best offering yet!
Looks like a great time! Glad Shanna was able to come home for a visit. I need some help from some Utah peeps? What does " we had BBQ mean?" Generally speaking that means something was made with bar-b-que sauce. However, it seems that people in Utah use the term to mean cooking outside. Am I correct?
August 7, 2014 | Unregistered Commentershh
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, ... But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:4-10 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what Law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. Romans 3:21-27 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 9:1 ...who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,... 2 Timothy 1:9 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God. Heb, 9:14
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSue
You guys have such perfect teeth!!!! amazing! :) beautiful smiles all around :)
August 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMandy Schneider

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