This weekend was a whirlwind of activity with my sis visiting with her six children. It was so busy that I didn't get one picture while they were here :-( My kids were absolutely exhausted from playing with their cousins. I love taking pictures of my kids falling asleep in weird positions. I just love Hailey Baby's rosy cheeks when she's sleeping!
We had a a great time even though many of her kids were sick. As soon as she got here we took the kids to an inexpensive pizza buffet that has an arcade. It is becoming a tradition to go to this place everytime they come up. Saturday morning, Stacie took her baby, Lily, to the ER because she had a bad cold/ear infection. Between making meals and cleaning up, we managed to tag team going to thrift stores, make a bunch of homemade cleaning products (that is all my sis wanted for her birthday) and watch a long BBC Master Piece Theater mini-series, something we love to do together. It's all about the dresses! Michael and I took the kids who weren't sick to church with us on Sunday while Stacie stayed home with the sickies. It was beautiful weather on Sunday, so the kids had a great time playing outside together before it was time to leave.Last week, Josiah finally got his ants in the mail. We had bought him an ant farm for his Christmas present, but we had to send away for the ants. He checked the mail every day from the middle of January until the end of Feb for his ants. They finally came last week. These little guys are facinating! We're learning a ton about ants. Some them are starting to die though and I'm not sure why. Any ideas?
I also wanted to throw in one last picture of my living room wall. I finally found the last piece of decor that I makes this wall. I found this cute basket vase with a bunch of funky twiggies that I thought worked really well in the empty space. It was so fun to "wow" my sis with all our hard work. The new breakfast bar came in very handy with 8 kids in the house! It was 55 degrees on Sunday, so my hubby got the bike out. He rode it to the Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Club meeting, then let me go for a ride in the afternoon. He snapped this picture of me as I was backing out. It was so nice to be able to try out my new motorcycle boots and insulated gloves that I got last fall. They worked great! I was little nervous about getting back on after so many months of winter, but it didn't take me long to get comfortable again. I guess it's like riding a bicycle. Once you learn, you never forget. It was so nice to be out in the sunshine with no wind (a rare thing indeed in this valley).
Last night, we had a friend over for dinner who is really hurting and we were able to minister to her. Such a privilege to know God is using us in her life. Please pray for my anonymous friend, that she will truly know God's power in her life and seek His Truth.
Hope you all had a great weekend!