July 2002 highlights

Wednesday, July 31st, 2002
Kelly turned 3 this month; we had a small "Bob the Builder" themed party.  A week later, Emily turned 5 and we celebrated with a "Clifford" themed party.  In between those two events, we added another member to our extended family; Eric's sister, Roxanne, had a baby boy named "Jake."  The first boy of that generation! Amy & Wendy were able to attend the bris of  their cousin.

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Amy & Wendy carry cousin Jake at his Bris

Eric continued his studies at The Master's College, and is keeping up his 4.0 GPA!

Amy and Wendy were thrilled to have the opportunity to attend horsemanship day camp here in Pine Mountain.  They learned how to groom and saddle the horse, as well as some basic riding techniques.

All four of the girls attended Vacation Bible School in Pine Mountain.  This was the first time Kathy wasn't involved with the children, and had mornings to herself!  She spent the time swimming laps at the clubhouse.

Eric and Kathy joined Wendy and Amy in a baptism class at our church in Santa Clarita.  Amy and Wendy had previously made a profession of faith and we felt that the girls were now ready to take this next step, of outward demonstration of an inward conversion.

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Grandma & Company on a field trip

Amy and Wendy rode the train with Grandma (Kathy's mom) back to Modesto to be spoiled for a week.  Aunt Cindy and Uncle Bob got in on the spoiling, and they had at least one major trip or activity planned for every day.

The LEGO Mountaineers debut!

Saturday, July 20th, 2002
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Wendy and Amy, two of the "LEGO Mountaineers"

This year, Eric coached a LEGO Robotics team for the U.S. FIRST Jr. Robotics program.
Our team web site: The LEGO Mountaineers
Daddy's educational robotics site: ICA Robotics

Happy July 4th!

Thursday, July 4th, 2002
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The Mack family would like to wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

May God Bless America!

We would like to offer this patriotic celebration as our tribute to the men and women of this great nation who bravely fought and even gave their lives that we might enjoy the freedoms that we have today.

The Mack children have prepared 3 short patriotic video clips to share with you. If you have a high-speed internet connection, simply click on the links below. If you have a low speed connection, right-mouse-click on the first three links to save them to your local hard disk. You may then play them from your local computer. (These first three clips require Windows Media Player)
A patriotic introduction from Amy & Wendy

Amy & Wendy read the Pledge of Allegiance by Red Skelton

The Mack sisters recite the Pledge of Allegiance

From our family to yours, best wishes for a happy fourth of July as we celebrate America's Freedom!

The Mack Family: Wendy, Amy, Emily, Kelly, Kathy, Eric and Lassie.