Last week we went for a family hike with some friends of ours... so fun! The kids all played an observation game (that's the cards they're holding in the picture), and afterwards the dad of the other family shared some thoughts with us about Ephesians 5:1 -- and then we all memorized it by going around in a circle with each person saying one word. We had 11 people and 12 words in the verse, so it worked out great. :)
Then, last weekend Pete, James and Dan went up to Virginia for Graham's bachelor party weekend.... leaving us women and children to fend for ourselves. We actually had a fun Saturday as Mom, Karin, Ellie, Ava, Amy, and Katie all came over to hang out. First, though, we went to watch Strider's soccer game -- he had quite the feminine cheering section!
Meanwhile, our goofy little one keeps us all entertained with ALL his moods...
TOMORROW our new COUNTERTOPS will be installed (D.V.)!!! We're very excited to get this last element of the home improvement projects in.... well, the last one besides the new window treatments.... oh, and the new ottoman.... and the new accessories.... Well, I'm sure it will just go on and on. As I told Pete last night, I feel like with our house we take 2 steps forward and 1 step back constantly -- or maybe it's 1 step forward and 2 steps back. Hard to tell. Ah Entropy!! I was sharing my discouragement with this constant law of entropy with my friend last night and she said she could completely relate... and then said that she often thinks about how Heaven is going to be so strange to us because entropy will no longer play a part in ANYTHING! Quite an amazing thought when you think about it.
Anyway, I hope to have some "before" and "after" pictures of our house to post soon!