Wednesday, June 25, 2008

That's a wrap

Behind the falls

I usually don't do a weekly wrap (and I don't think they are supposed to be done in the middle of the week) but I want to tell you about a few things. So here it goes.

The begining of the week started with pictures! Tuesday the pastors and their wives were getting them taken for the church and Wednesday we got family ones taken. I can't wait to get them back! Of course when Liesl first got to our place Jericho was all smiles but once the cameras were on her, she was little miss serious. Oh well. Liesl still got some cute ones. Seriously though is Jericho ever not cute. Liesl did both the church ones and our family ones. When she takes pictures they are always amazing! All the more I'm excited to get them back. I've never seen work of hers that wasn't good. She is so talented. Thanks again Liesl!

This is the hole in our cabinets for a dishwasher.

These are the strong men (isn't the one in the blue shirt hot!) that carried the dishwasher in.

Mission Accomplished!

That's right I now have a dishwasher, who's name is not Seth! Friday Jeff helped us put a dishwasher in. Which Seth is thrilled about. The whole family came over for dinner before hand and after the men were fed they we ready for the hard labor while the women got to chat and catch up. It was a wonderful evening. Thanks Jeff (and Lori) for putting in the dishwasher. Seth is especially grateful!

I already told you about how that enjoyable evening turned out even better after visiting Gideon.

Sunday was our Eliminators picnic. (Silly me forgot to take pictures - I was having to much fun) Have I told you about the Eliminators yet? Please remind me. I've been meaning to tell you about this amazing group of young women, okay so maybe we're not all young but we are amazing! I can't remember what all I've told you so you really do need to remind me. It's the volleyball team I play on, we're in a league, it's not a church league, but our team is all from the church. Anyway, the picnic was wonderful. The food was amazing, the fellowship was refreshing and of course there was volleyball played and we had a blast! One of my favorite parts at these events is watching the children. You should see all of them running, or crawling, or laying around there are so many it's beautiful! One of these days I'm going to count how many kids we have between all of us. The big joke in our league is who's pregnant this year? There are usually 2 or 3 different women that win that contest.

We ended the night with friends, an Eliminator friend & her hubby, coming over to our place so we could teach them how to uses skype. They are getting ready to go over seas and that is going to be their main way of communication. We did a few other things but it was way to late and I can't remember but it was fun.

Those same friends stopped by on Monday to drop a few things off and to day goodbye (but we aren't talking about the goodbye part). We are keeping some of their things at our place till they get back. I feel like I hit the jack pot! You should see some of the things that left (and that we have permission to use) an ice cream maker, a grain grinder, a juice extractor, meat grinder and the list goes on. I would glady have no new toys to play with and take care of for the next 3 months if only Jen would stay. I would rather have my friends here. I can't talk about it right now though or I will cry. I don't want to cry. Remember we aren't talking about the goodbye part. So, we'll talk about this later. Maybe. Or maybe we won't talk about it at all. If we don't talk about it does it mean it won't happen. I like that idea. Maybe we'll stick with that. Here is me not talking about saying goodbye and moving on............I'm really going to miss her though.

Yesterday we went to Watkins Glen, what a beautiful place. We went to the state park which is the home of 19 gorgeous waterfalls. There is also a race track in Watkins Glen, we didn't get a chance to visit that but hope to next time we go down there. God never ceases to amaze me with his beauty and how he places it in everything around us.

Heart shaped pool at the end of one of the falls.

Isn't it amazing!

Today is cleaning day! My whole house is in desperate need of a good clean. I have recruited my sister to help, the deal was I let her sleep in till 10 am this morning and she'd help me clean, pretty good deal if you ask me. It's always nice to have a cleaning buddy. So, I'm off I have a house to clean.


Reese said...

Your pictures from Watkins Glen look alot like the pictures we took at Starved Rock. I love being in Nature and Experiencing God in the midst of Earth. Great Pics.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Yeah, I agree. Let's not talk about the good-byes...