Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Weekend 'Sleepover'...

It was a bit impromptu last Friday as my parents
decided to go down to SC to get our house ready for selling.
Unfortunately, the house wasn't kept up so well
so it took them a few days to get it all nice and clean

after the renters had left.
So from Friday to yesterday,

we stayed at our close friends' house.

I had a wonderful time! (It was my best friend and all ;)
I enjoyed taking care of my siblings and
spending a lot of time with Stephani and her mom :)
I, being my mother's daughter (lol), took loads of pictures;

but will reluctantly choose only a few to share :)

The childrenreally enjoyed playing outside.
They loved riding their bikes together down the dirt road...

Stephani and I enjoyed relaxing inside.
We had fun chatting and holding guinea pigs...

Saturday was pretty busy.
The children played outside more.
They also had fun playing games inside...

Stephani and I rearranged her room and deep cleaned.
It was quite some work since she has 2 excersise machines in there!
We later sat around and sang a lot...

Sunday was more relaxing...

Also, I got a picture of our orchestra at church!
Since I started playing my violin (sometimes fiddle;),
another lady started playing her flute,

and our pastor's youngest son plays with us sometimes...

We really like having the orchestra, especially since
our church has only about 50 people (including children)!

A small church, yet so many ministry opportunities!
I'm very thankful for our church and being able to serve!
We then went home and took a wonderful, much-needed nap!
Pastor's message in the evening was very powerful.
I plan to post my notes on it sometime soon.

Monday, we had a Memorial Day grill-out.
The pastor and his family came over as well.
I laughed at how funny Mr.C was in his 'head garb'.
I told him that he must have been in Iraq too long!

While he grilled, we were preparing the other food...

I must admit, after weeding the garden and getting prepared,
my friend and I had to rest for a little while.
But, we didn't wake up until after pastor arrived!
It was kind of funny/embarassing, since we were on the couch!
We all had a good laugh, though!

After supper, the children all played kickball.
I came out to read and take pictures...

Tuesday was even more relaxing.
Stephani and I took a 2 hour nap!

Carolynne had fun dressing up...

It was good to have my parents home again.
They arrived in the evening and we all grilled out for supper.

It was a great few days.
I particularly enjoyed having

my quiet time early in the morning!
I liked being able to sit outside on their
porch swing and listen to the birds while doing it.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.


Autumn said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun at your friends house! I am glad that you were able to spend some time with her, but still enjoy being with your siblings!
I love the orchestra picture too. Maybe someday you could share a song that you have all played together.

Jessica said...

Sounds like fun! :)

Rebekah said...

I think you liked hearing the birds more than sitting in the swing ... lol. And it's okay if you say my name. It's not a secret :-)

Hey, can I have a copy of that pic?

The Sisters said...

That sounds like such fun!

~Have a nice day!

Alison said...


I haven't been to your blog in a while, but I've left you a comment or two before. I know this is an old post, but I was scrolling down your blog and saw that picture of you and Stephani in your matching dresses and just had to ask... could you tell me what pattern they are from?? I LOVE them! It would be nice to have a dress like that. So pretty!


Alison said...

Whoops, sorry. I guess I should have scrolled down farther. LOL. Never mind.


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