So apparently my blog has become a place for me to drop random thoughts now & then and hope that you somehow keep up (or care) about my random thoughts.
So here we go....take a seat, grab a glass of tea (or water, or whatever you prefer) and get cozy. Let's peer into my brain for a moment, shall we?
1. Social Dancing
All three of my kids have attended Social Dance class. It's a local thing for 7th graders where they learn some classic dances, interact with other 7th graders in an attempt to build some social graces & manners into them, and are required to act (and dress!) like ladies and gentlemen. At the end of the year, there is a big party where all the parents are invited to attend and watch what the kids have worked on learning all year. At the end of the night, moms & sons and dads & daughters dance together. It is super sweet!
Savannah did it in '08-'09.
Samuel did it last year.
2. Tonight when I pulled into the driveway after going to the grocery store, I noticed that all the lights in the house were still on. It was late (nearly 11:00) but being the weekend, I didn't think much of all the lights being on. I just assumed that Larry and the kids were up watching TV or something. However, as I stepped out of my van, I heard a rhythmic noise that I would recognize anywhere -- Larry's snore! Our bedroom window, and the head of our bed, is right against the front wall of the house, so I knew that meant that he had gone to bed. It cracked me up that I could hear it all the way out in the yard, though!! God bless any poor soul who has to share a hotel room with Larry on a church trip & hear that! Ha ha!!
3. Speaking of churches---our family is about to embark on an adventure!
The kids regularly ask us about other Christian churches---other denominations within the faith. "What does that church believe?" or "How are they different from us?" Sometimes it's hard to put into words exactly what is different. Other times it's simple to explain, but would really make more sense to see it in person. So that's just what we are going to do!
Starting in April, we are going to take the kids to visit another denomination once a month. We are NOT church shopping or looking for a new place to worship. We are just showing the kids what other churches "look like"...how they "do church". We would love for them to see how this church worships or how that church's pastor teaches....how this church is way more/less formal than ours...how that one is super conservative/charismatic. It will be a cool learning experience for them and a 'safe' way for them to see what else is out there. We can spend the day talking about things, answering questions, and just helping them understand what how other churches operate. This weekend we are going to sit down & map out what churches we'd like to visit!
4. When we moved into our house, the kitchen looked like this. Certainly nothing fancy, but the house was OURS so it made me happy.
By the way, the kitchen now looks like this. How's that for a before & after change? (This pic is actually several years old, but it still looks the same.)
6. My sweet boy child turns 14 today!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can hardly believe that the 9 lb baby boy I delivered in 2000 is into his 2nd year of being a teenager! Gosh I love that kid! Happy Birthday Samuel!
I guess that's about it for this week's randomness. Hope you enjoyed it! God bless!