Monday, March 18, 2013

What a Weekend!

We are continuing to enjoy every moment we can together.  The weeks are still crazy with the busyness of work and school, so when the weekends come, we try to fill them with as much fun as we can.

Last weekend, we enjoyed our first weekend getaway since last June!  We were so happy to be able to go spend time with our friends Cori and Phil and their son, Cooper. We were able to relax, spend time outside, eat lots of yummy food, and simply enjoy being together.

We first met Cori and Phil in July 2009 at the Lighthouse Family Retreat. They took care of us for one fabulous week in Florida. We formed a close bond that week. Cori and Phil are like family to us and have brought us so much joy, laughter, and love over years. A true blessing!

July 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend 2009

 September 2010

September 2010 - Cooper arrived on October 10, 2010!

June 2012 Horseback Riding 

Last weekend March 2013

I think it took 20 shots to get this one!

This is what most of the shots looked like!

We are SO very thankful for such a wonderful weekend with amazing friends!

Thank you to all for continuing to pray for us and be a part of our journey.

In Him,
The Tates

"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17


  1. Oh my goodness, I love all of those pictures! You guys look absolutely adorable!
    Micah Veraart

  2. sooooo enjoyed our time together and always looking forward to the next! love love love your sweet family!

  3. I have worked/volunteer at the Lighthouse Family Retreat the past two summers and plan to go back for a third year the first week of June this year. I am the lead kitchen person - I always did love to cook. What a great organization. Glad you have had the opportunity to go - come back!! Marilyn Pendleton

  4. They say a smile is worth a thousand words. I think the ones on all your faces are priceless. God is so Good!!! Glynn

  5. Love, love, love the pictures! Thanks for sharing with us! Denise