Life is definitely being lived to the fullest at our house this month. Donald's sister and two sons were in for several days. We had a good time with them and his other brother and his wife who live in town. It seems we never see Doug and Patty unless someone is in or the family gets together. We do run into each other occasionally but that's about it. We really ought to do something about that.
They left Saturday morning and I had to get busy preparing for Ben's graduation party. He didn't want a ceremony or anything, just a get together with a few friends. The Franklands graciously hosted it for him and it was absolutely perfect, even down to the weather. Thank you Lord! You are good!
The Heins are in for a vacation. It is always good to see friends, especially the kind you just pick right up where you left off.
Sunday was church and Seekers and a CR meeting after that. I did manage to squeeze a nap into the afternoon though. The downside was I wasn't able to go to sleep Sunday night until the wee hours of the morning.
Yesterday was Ben's birthday! I make whatever the birthday person requests for their birthday dinner. He wanted meatballs and mashed potatoes and lemon and apple pie. He called and asked if his friends he was hanging out with could come eat so I put out some extra meat and peeled a few more potatoes and made some homemade mac and cheese. Andrew, Amanda, Joseph, Meagan, Noah, Josiah, Jeffrey, and Aaron joined our family for dinner. Ben opened his gifts and then they had a great time being together.
Today is Rebekah's birthday! I actually have her birthday dinner in the oven as I start my part time job today. At least I've been too busy to think about it, the job I mean. I made her cake and salad yesterday and have the chicken dish she requested in the oven. I'm not sure what time I'll be home and it takes two and a half hours to bake. We'll have her meal and gifts tonight.
How time flies. Our baby, er.... youngest, (sorry Hannah) will be sixteen in a few months. It seems I've turned around a few times and they are grown. sigh
I'm grateful for what God is doing in each of their lives. I've often told people that He has blessed them in spite of us. Parenting is a hard job sometimes but so worth the rewards.
I love you Ben and Rebekah. Happy Birthday!