This past week was our Lebanon Area Fair. Our cousins Hadassah and Audrey came in from Arizona to see the fair. While they were here we took them to Hershey Chocolate World, Hersheypark, September Cheese Farm and the Fair.  
Rosie, Joanna, Hadassah, Zoe and I participated in the Fair 5k. 

The goat show was on Tuesday it started at 8: 00 am and ended 5:00pm, it was a VERY long day. Bethany had two Nubian baby goats, she showed one and I showed the other. She placed first, second which then were also the Grand Champion, and Reserve Champion for the Nubian class. Lincoln placed fourth with his goat for confirmation and second in showmanship. I placed fifth for goat confirmation and fourth in showmanship. I had a great time with my cousins in town and I hope they come back soon.  

Bethany and Audrey

Bethany, Audrey and Hadassa 

I  scream for ice cream! 

 Sweetest place on earth!

Selfie time



Hadassa and Zoe 

Faith give Bethany a stuffed nubian goat

Rosie, Hadassa and Zoe

Joanna and Aunt Jeanine

Audrey and I 

Audrey, Anna and Faith

Hadassa watching some kids



Me, Hadassa,Grandma, Bethany, Anna and Zoe 
Audrey and Bethany 

Me, Hadassa and Zoe 


We left for Indiana and Believers Youth Camp Saturday morning and arrived in time for that night's church service. Camp lasted for 7 days and it is always great to see friends and family. There are two church services a day and the Lord always blesses us with His Presence. We played lots of games: dutch blitz, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, human foosball, baseball, and soccer. Camp is always enjoyable and such a blessing! We are excited and already can't wait for next year! On our way home we stopped to see my Grandparents in Illinois and also stopped by to see some dear friends (the Bahners) in western Pa as well. I thank the Lord for safe traveling mercies


           Summer has barely started and it seems out of control.
It started with going to the Baltimore Aquarium with some friends. I have never been to an aquarium so that was quite a fun experience. We petted stingrays, horseshoe crabs, and moon jellyfish. I felt like a little kid oohing and aahing, over the sea animals. We had packed some snacks and went for a walking tour of the city,  we visited a Barnes & Noble where we read  some books, I was definitely in my element there. We also visited one of the oldest library in the USA, the building was beautiful and magnificent. And then we went to Federal Hill Park, which overlooks the city Baltimore. 

Anna, Zoe and I 

 Going to Hershey Park with the cousins is always a highlight of my summer. We try to ride all the roller coasters. The longest we stood in line was 30 mins. Thank you Uncle Steve, Aunt Jennifer and Patrick, for always taking us to Hershey Park and making some unforgettable memories. 

Elainah and Bethany 

Lillia and Lincoln 

Bethany and Uncle Samuel

Several weeks later we went strawberry picking with Aunt Jeanine, Joanna, Mom, Bethany and I. We only picked a few this year, for freezing. 

Bethany, Joanna, and I 

Rosanna, Joanna, Zoe and I, wanted to sign up for at least a few walk/runs  this summer. So we signed up for a 5k Library run. We ran 10 min miles and Joanna and I finished first and second in the 15 to 19 age group. I always have fun running and hopefully we will be signing up for another one soon.  

Joanna, Me, Zoe and Rosanna

 This weekend we went to upstate Pennsylvania for a friends (Cheyenne) graduation. It was 5 hours a way, so we spent Saturday night at her house and went to church with them on Sunday. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones.   

The two graduates Cheyenne and Dina

Zoe and Charity

Charity, Me, Zoe and Cheyenne

Me, Hannah and Zoe