The pace really picked up in June. Our friends, Steve & Janet Hedke, participated in the History Channel’s Great Race this year, which coincided with our church’s Vacation Bible School program. As many of you know, we live 70 miles from our church, so it is often difficult to attend events. The Hedke’s generously lent us their house for the week, which allowed all four of the girls and Kathy to participate in the VBS program. Wendy got reading glasses – which excited her to no end to once again look like Amy! Kathy turned 40, and her mom and sister, Cindy, surprised her with a birthday party at a restaurant in Modesto. They even hired a barbershop quartet to serenade our group. The greatest moment was when our four girls sang “Amazing Grace” with the quartet. After leaving Modesto, we drove through Yosemite (Kathy’s first time) to Bishop to visit Eric’s great aunt and uncle, Bud & Ruth Schwartzkopf.