Monday, August 04, 2008

The Longest July

We've thought lots about posting things here. Really we have. We even started a couple of posts that never got finished. But if you're wondering about the dearth of blogging lately, here's what we've been up to in just the last three weeks (plus all the preparation, cooking, set up and clean up that comes with hosting an event):

  • Serving brunch for over 40 people.
  • Hosting a Game Night with over 60 residents. Pizza and dominoes are popular here.
  • Planning a Kids Club. Though only 2 came, they talked about Jesus. :)
  • An evening of coffee, homemade desserts, about 20 guests, and more dominoes.
  • Handing out breakfast-on-the-go to about 100 of our neighbors early one morning.

    And the piece d'resistance or the straw that broke the camel's back (depending on your perspective):

  • We threw a pool party on Saturday for over 150 people. Thankfully, we didn't have to prepare the food or man the DJ station. We just handed out meal tickets and served ice cream. LOTS of ice cream. :)

    We've realized that we probably overplanned this first month. (Ya think?!) Yesterday afternoon all three of us napped for FOUR hours. I think we all needed it. And then Jacob slept 11 hours straight last night! That's the most he's slept in one 24-hour period since he was about 6 months old.

    By the way, Gaines also took a week-long graduate course on his "vacation time" the week before last, and he's finishing the final tonight. It has definitely been an extremely long month. (I know, I know, the pool party was technically in August. But it all sort of runs together, ya know?).

    Thankfully, things are looking up! August, in case you hadn't heard, is National Ice Cream month. We will also celebrate our 6 year anniversary. Coincidence? I think not. I'm certainly looking forward to enjoying some yummy chocolate frozen goodness this weekend at the beach! Yay for a real vacation!

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