Good morning! What a weekend! So many amazing things happening around here.
The big news that I haven't gotten a chance to mention here is that we rented our old house!! Just one short year later we will have someone else paying the mortgage. After saying "no" to dozens of applicants, we finally found the right fit. They are a couple around our age with two kids in college. He will be working at one of our local colleges, she is a master gardener and they are up for the challenges that a house that size and that old brings. They move in later this month and we are praising the Lord!!
I had my race and then Shaun and I enjoyed a nice quiet day together at home without the kids, thanks to Pop and Kiki.
Memorial Day! The kids went to a couple cemeteries with my dad, who was the official prayer guy and then we met up to get the kids back.
We packed a picnic lunch and the six of us headed to a nearby state park that we'd never been to before. (May family pic!)
We went to the store to buy a birthday present and Aiden found something he had to have and promised to work for it but asked if it didn't have to be sweeping. :)
Amanda's class has been pen pals to another school in the state and this day they finally got to meet each other. I was asked to take pictures of each pen pal pair.
Because of that, my sidekick was asking what a pen pal is. I told Aiden that he is kind of a pen pal to Rocco because he sends him random drawings and Rocco sends something back. He said, I think I would like to be pen pals with Trey, too....and that Texan-boy (speaking of his cousin Levi). Haha!
When Avery was there later and noticed it was gone she said, Oh! But me and Amanda had fun playing kitchen in that! So there you have it...not a total waste. :)
Amanda's 2nd grade class celebrated their first communion this spring and this day they had a school-wide mass ceremony. Even though we are not Catholic, they did a nice job of letting her participate and just receive a blessing.
Have I mentioned we love our school?? They have never made us feel bad or left out or obligated because of our differences, on the contrary, they are highly respectful and supportive of our perspective as Christians.
Nathan was our hero this week! He was high up on the roof for about 25 hours (in three days!). It is hot, nasty work and he's got lots of other things he could be doing. So thankful!
Later, Aiden joined up with his six-weeks-older-than-him-cousin-and-BFF Rocco to help celebrate his birthday.
Our 20th wedding anniversary!! Shaun spent most of the day up on the roof and I spent most of it driving up to Boston in the truck to pick up shingles.
That same man was outside at 7 o'clock in the morning washing my car so I wouldn't be embarrassed to drive it to the wedding I was shooting. So romantic!
Also, Meg was along with me and that always makes it great. It still amazes me that I get to do this.