Today, Christian received a huge bag of amazing military supplies from our friend Ellis.  There were canteens and clothes and first aid kits and even a one person sleeping tent, which Christian is currently sleeping in.  It was so fun and such a blessing and Christian, Ellee and our friend Kate spent the entire afternoon checking everything out and entertaining themselves with the fun things they found.

All this then, would explain the fun hats that the three of them proudly wore all day long and into the evening.

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I have to say that for our family, we don’t have a ton of Sunday evenings that are open.  Throughout the year, we’ve always run various ministries on Sunday nights, including our High School Small Groups and in the past our College and Career Group.  That being said,this past year, we turned over the College and Career Group to Josh and Jonathan Tuttle who have been doing a great job with it.  And since we start our Small Groups in a few weeks we actually had time tonight, to just have a little free time and some fun.

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The kids wanted to walk up to get a snack, so in the gorgeous light of the setting sun, we took off.

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We stopped by the pond in Eastport, to check things out.  And by things, I mean random shopping carts, orange cones and various glass bottles.  Unfortunately, the pond seems to be a dumping ground for people which is probably sad the for the environment, but makes for an interesting look each time.

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Tonight, the highlight of the pond was this.  We decided it was either a cabinet, refrigerator or bathtub.  It was hard to be certain.

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After passing the pond and crossing over Montauk Highway, we reached our destination.

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The kids received a fun surprise as they were checking out the cookies.

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The kind woman at Citarelli’s told the kids that they could each pick out a cookie.  They were so happy and so excited and it made our trip even that much sweeter.

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We’re huge fans of Citarelli’s.  They are family owned and operated and I love going there.  It’s clean and they have fresh produce, wonderful homemade goods and other pretty delicious treats.  I much prefer running into get quick items there as opposed to King Kullen and am happy knowing we can support a great business.

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The kids sat outside to enjoy their treats before we walked Kate home.

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All in all, it was a pretty perfect end to a great Sunday Evening.  I’ve definitely excited to start up our Small Groups soon, but thoroughly enjoyed a sweet evening with our kids and our awesome friend Kate.  I love that they are making their childhood memories with each outing together.  I’m so thankful for our town and for all of the people and businesses that make it great.

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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