This past weekend was totally packed with events – more than “normal” for us.  While it was a challenge to cover all the fronts, we were rather successful in getting to the major events.  Now it is time to recover.

The weekend was our busiest ever – with a graduation open house everyday + 2 weddings and the baccalaureate service for the graduating seniors!  Whew just typing it makes me tired!  We ended up dividing the family to cover the bases and all were pleased with what they did over the weekend.

Gary and I were taking on the weddings – both were beautiful in their own way.  Saturday’s wedding was for a second cousin on Gary’s side of the family.  It was a small wedding, but the pastor did a great job of communicating the gospel and the faith of the couple as they enter into their married life.  There are several believing families on Gary’s side of the family which makes it a fun time when we visit.  While we were there, we figured out that between the 3 families with older kids there will be at least one graduation per year for the next 5 years!

Sunday’s wedding was for a young woman who has had much drama in her life over the past 7 + years.  Her father died when she was 12 and there many other things that had happened since.  She came to faith while living with her aunt and uncle, good friends of ours.  She is so creative and lives life to the fullest.  She has a vibrant faith and yet she has not “lost” her creative fun loving side.  Her wedding reflected so much of who she is.  It was held outside in a beautiful location.  However it was 53 degrees with a strong breeze and a damp chill in the air.  I was glad to get home and soak in a hot tub!

The kids got to hang out with their friends at an open house on Saturday.  They were all afternoon and into the evening.  They had a blast and were thankful to help celebrate Ryan’s graduation.

Since our weekends are reserved generally for tackling some major projects, this week will be spent catching up.  Giovanna’s room is top on the list as well as the refrigerator.  Again we will divide the tasks and try to make at least a bit of progress on these jobs.