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We are an Army family! Miles was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 6 and he is now 15 years old. Marley is Miles' Autism Service Dog and his best friend. This dynamic duo has been together for 5 years and look forward to many more adventures! 

For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love and sound judgement.  
                                                       2 Timothy 1:7



I am able to do all things
through Him who strengthens me.
Phillipians 4:13

Time to stop & stretch our legs 
come with us for a walk around the park.....

It's been awhile since we visited this park

& Miles really wanted to stop because

his favorite plane, the SR-71 Blackbird, 
is located in the hanger

He had a blast getting to see all the airplanes 
& is ready to walk around the battleship 
on our next trip through the area



"You are the light of the world. 
A city situated on a hill can not be hidden.
No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket,
but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light 
for all who are in the house. 
In the same way, let your light shine before men,
so that they may see your good works 
and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16

On our way to Fort Dix
we decided it was time for some ye 'ole dinner 

Prince Miles

Dinner is served

Let the jousting begin

Go green team

Miles really enjoyed the show

We had a short visit but would like to sightsee more of this State

Check out their Visitor's Guide

Have you been to New Jersey? Let us know what we should see next time!



For as high as the heavens are above the earth, 
so great is His faithful love toward those who fear Him.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:11-13

Come with us for a quick tour 
around Long Island and parts of NYC

Miles & Marley were not together while visiting this state
but Miles wanted to include it as part of his adventures. 

Miles & his cousin had a great time



and sea turtles

We "discovered" this landmark by accident 

what a wonderful view

WOW….look how long it's been around

Miles & his friend had fun feeding the animals

We decided to explore the park and beach

Miles spotted plenty of wildlife

and really liked the lighthouse

A trip into the city is not complete for us 
without visiting the base

My husband's unit had Family Day activities here
so we took time to explore the area

The turtles were enjoying the nice day

as were the geese

Miles really liked walking out on the rock jetty

guess he should've brought a fishing pole

This was an amazing piece of history

look another lighthouse

It was pretty cool to walk around and see 

history "come alive"

Even with the modern world all around

it was easy to imagine how things used to be

Miles was excited to spot the Statue of Liberty

The elevator ride was quite an experience

and the view was awesome

I must admit it was rather COOL….

being W-A-Y up high



LOOK it's a bird….it's a plane...
It's Superman

WATCH OUT here comes Spider-man


Miles LOVED riding the train

Build A Bear
Welcome to the family Biscuit….
MANY friends joined Biscuit
after Miles was introduced to this store

& this is Dash 

Last but certainly not least….

MMMM……the best pizza we found on the island
(I say WE because everyone seemed to have their favorite place)

for dessert Miles liked Ralph's Famous Italian Ices

We had never tried Carvel & were told this was a must
Miles really liked this ice cream cake

We enjoyed our time sightseeing and 
Miles can't wait to go back and have pizza----I mean visit :) 

Check out the visitors center for Long IslandNYC and New York State

Have you had adventures in New York? Let us know about your favorite place!


Pepin Academies

Who do I have in heaven but You?
And I desire nothing on earth but You.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart,
my portion forever.
Psalms 73:25-26


7th Grade
1st day of school

we celebrated the day 
at Miles' favorite place
for GFCF pizza

The boys had a tiring but amazing 1st day 

He made the A/B honor roll twice this year

Beyblade club was his favorite day of the month

For "Historween" Miles showed 
 respect to Medal of Honor Recipients.
He spoke to his class about 


Miles had to do a project about the State of Colorado
and gave out tasty treats of Huckleberry Licorice & Taffy

The boys went on a class field trip to 

Marley had fun checking out all of the animals

The kids were given organic tomatoes to grow at home
and it looks like Miles has a green thumb…..

What's better than free dress on the last day of school?
SUMMER break of course :)

Both boys received awards:
Miles for being a History Buff

& Marley for being Mr. Cooperative

We celebrated their last day of school 
at Mellow Mushroom

The boys are excited to have a bit of a break 
before 8th grade begins

8th Grade
1st day of school celebration 
at Miles' new favorite place 

He also got dessert from Moreno Bakery
he really likes their dairy free cookies

Miles had to give a presentation
during class on the kind of gear 
that is needed for survival 
when Soldiers are out in the field

 For "Historween" this year
he dressed up as a Soldier

Miles & Marley
received good conduct awards
from the Principle

 Turkey Trot

& both boys had a lot of fun getting to run

and go through the obstacle course

The boys had a field trip to Finance Park
where they learned all about Budgeting

Miles played Basketball this year

& was Co-Captain of the team

Marley cheered him on from the sidelines

as did his friends from church

Miles had an AWESOME Coach
& he can't wait to play for him again next year

The boys are ready for........
8th Grade Graduation

Watch out High School here we come

See Ya in 9th Grade!