We ended a fabulous weekend with Blair and Andrew with a delicious cookout followed by a "mock camp out". Our original plan of having Blair, Andrew, and Micah camp outside for a night quickly faded with the intense humidity we had this weekend. Plus, Micah would go to bed earlier and we didn't want Blair and Andrew to just sit outside when we could be enjoying time with them. Micah enjoyed helping Andrew set up the tent, and then we played games, read a book, and did a puzzle inside the tent before calling it a night for Micah-man. Once he was down the four of us decided to play a little Trivial Pursuit-none of us had played in years and I'd say we all learned a lot :) Thanks Norton's for coming to see us. We love you!
Monday, May 30, 2011
Over Memorial Day Weekend my sister, Blair, and her husband, Andrew, came to visit us. We always have a great time with them and like to be active when possible. We decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weekend and headed over to a state park (about 5 min from our house) for a little paddle boating and picnic lunch. We all knew it would be fun, but I think our day was even better than any of us expected...that's always the best :) Paul and I decided that we will be visiting this place again really soon.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Last fall my Grandma lost her Mom who was 105 years old. They both lived in the same city in Florida, and my Grandma was faithful until the end of taking care of her and visiting her. She recently decided it's time to move back north to Kentucky where her two children live. My Aunt flew down to help her drive the longggg drive north and we were blessed to have them stop and see us for a night. We had a great time together and they were sweet to help me with a little home project (to come soon).
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Our small group took advantage of the nice weather and had a picnic in the park with our families. It was nice to gather somewhere different and enjoy each other's company with good food and sports. Plus, it's always the best when the kids can run around together until their energy is depleted. If you know Micah, you know he is FULL of energy, and even though it takes him awhile for that to happen, eventually it does happen. The downside is that it usually happens in the car on the way home, and we are the ones paying for it with a screaming and tired child ;)
We played some soccer and frisbee......met some new friends...
...ate a delicious meal "potluck style"...
...shared drinks......enjoyed our time of fellowship...
...hugged my precious Mommy (who was in town to take care of me and my kids after I had some oral surgery that week!)...
...and finished the evening with some yummy homemade ice cream.
Again, thank you Lord for this wonderful and encouraging group of believers! We are truly blessed! (We missed you Brook and Beaver's!-both of them are pregnant and due in the next week or two)