compare these two shots of Molly...almost exactly one year apart and sunburned again and in brown polka dots...spooky!
Ahhh, the weekend. A time to rest, reorganize and relate. Right?
Maybe in the past but not at this point in our lives. We said no to doing some things so our fall season would be a bit more "relaxed". Hmmmph. Silly girl. Craziness finds us. (and that's ok with us)...The Lord presents us with so many cool opportunities. Let me list a few because I know you are dyyyyying to hear 'em. right? you're still here, right. thought so.
1.) We had a kick-off picnic for the new homeschool activity group we are a part of on Friday night. Let me just say homeschoolers know how to parrrrtaaay. I just want to say that our family is so blessed and thankful to be a part of such an awesome group of peeps, raising their kids in the nurture and admonition of the Lord Jesus Christ. There is NOTHING like it. Twenty families, 80 + people...games, food, fellowship, praising, encouragement. The pictures speak for themselves. If that wasn't enough (we closed the place down at 11 pm), we hung out with some friends and watched "Signs" until 3 am. smart move.
2.) Walk For Life: Wow...again. What a neat opportunity...The local Crisis Pregnancy Centers (now called Life Centers, I think) had their 25th annual (wow, I'm almost as old as them...hee hee) Walk...it's not a long walk (one mile around the grandstand at the Indiana State Fairgrounds) but it's a neat operation, respectable and the speakers were not afraid to say the name of Christ...in fact, one of the main ladies (Christy) got us all fired up, reminding us of what a powerful God we serve...among some other awesome traits of Jesus Christ (Creator, King of Kings). All 7 of us went, we donated some money, we all got t-shirts and enjoyed some family time! Shoot, they had stacks of boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts...so that is when I knew it was a classy operation (that's for you C)!!
3.) Mel's first soccer game, which then turned into Will and Ethan's first soccer games, even though they were technically taking the fall off. Ha. I should've known they'd get recruited. But they are glad and always excited to be a part of it. Will even scored yesterday...and I saw it! Melanie even locked the van keys in the van so after the games, we tried to stick various kids' arms and even Amy's into the cracked window...a sweet, slim young girl came to our rescue and saved the day!! David's sister, Amy, and her three girls came down from the north side of Indy to spend the afternoon/evening with us. A full day.
We attended the Horizon Worship service this morning and heard Jason bring the message...he spoke, very thoroughly, on worship, why we worship, how, when...and it was really refreshing to hear...We feel so blessed, again, to have found such a sincere body to be a part of. We are continually amazed at how the Love of Christ just overflows in this group....
After church today, David went to work over in Terre Haute...so the kids and I came home to clean (reorganize) and then Mel had a birthday party she was going to at 5 pm. At 7 pm, my parents and my sis and her two lovelies came down for some dinner and fellowship. I guess, all in all, it was a very relational weekend...whew!....but it was packed full and honestly, it amazes me sometimes how we can get here and there with all these people. They (the smaller people) are so very helpful to David and I and we wouldn't get anywhere without them.
If you think about it, would you pray for Ethan today? He has a killer earache...it is so swollen, that the canal is almost shut...kinda freaky and he's hurting! I know he would appreciate your prayers!