Sorry I haven’t kept everybody up-to-date with what’s going on in our lives lately. I hadn’t really noticed, because I carry on conversations with all of you in my head for a good part of my day. I keep forgetting you don’t actually live here with me.
This past week has gone by so fast it’s a blur to me now. The thing that stands out most in my mind is the French toast I made for breakfast, and the only reason I remember it is because I’m still taking bites of it between sentences.
I never blogged about this weekend, did I? We left for Detroit way early, met a friend from my Cedarville days who I knew on a “hi, how’s it goin’?” basis. After a day at the zoo, a night of pizza, kiddos and euchre, and sleeping at their home, we’re all great friends. Thanks, Dave and Liz! Let us know when you’re in C-bus next!
Toledo was our Best Zoo Day Yet. Partly because it’s such a great zoo and partly because of the fabulous company. We stopped at Shelly’s first and met her man and darling boys. She had coffee drinks! And muffins! And Ben entertained us with his super-fast chicken dance. We met Jamie and her boys at the zoo and had an awesome day. And I get to see them both again Saturday!
We spent Saturday evening and Sunday with Gabe’s dad. (His mom is in Kenya for a month.) I spoke to a young marrieds class at a church in Lima about s-e-x and kiddos (fun times!) then met my fam at Tug’s church for the service. We headed home after the Browns (boo) game.
Monday was cool. We met the ZOO GUYS (the authors of America’s Best Zoos who we met for the first time at the Indy Zoo on Labor Day) at the C-bus Zoo. They had a meeting with Jack Hanna at noon, so we met them at 10:00 and walked around the zoo with them until their Jack appointment. It was so much fun! They’re great. Allen is close to my dad’s age, and Jon is like a younger brother. Jon has 895,000 animal facts stored in his head. Amazing. It has definitely been a God-ordained meeting. Very, very cool.
OH! They gave me a brand-spankin’-new SIGNED copy of America’s Best Zoos to give away on my blog. I have a little something to add to the prize package, and I’ll do the give-away early next week. You NEED this book for sure.
What else is going on?
Soccer. After 3 amazing games, the girls had 2 big losses. Game #6 is tonight.
Life Groups. They started up last night, and we signed up for one randomly. We’re the only ones with kiddos, everyone else is young and cool. Praying we can work out a quiet arrangement for the girls and that we’ll have experience and wisdom to share as the token old couple.
Dreams. I keep having bad dreams about animals. Last night I dreamed that I met Kristin. I was shocked that she was about four inches taller than me. And I kept trying to hold baby James, but no one would give him to me. I did hold a baby yesterday–my friend Deb’s 3-month-old Susanna. We had just finished lunch, and I had Susanna propped up on my lap. I felt a rumbling and smiled. Then I felt something else. A stream of liquid yellow running down my leg. The little darling totally plastered my shorts. Too funny.
Volunteering. I helped out in Ava’s class for 2 hours yesterday. They had a lockdown drill. As I sat huddled on the floor behind the teacher’s desk with 25 first-graders, I tried not to think of an actual lockdown with terrorists and my baby girl. Be her shield, Lord!
Xangafest Saturday! Hope to see all of you there! Working/praying on getting some of our far-flung friends in town for the big day. Hoping to see my sister (she’s totally avoiding me and ignoring all my pleas) and my niece-bump.
Speaking of bumps, Happy Hump Day!