Dear Lord, it is by faith that I walk. I do so pray that the steps I have been taking this week, and maybe more importantly those I’ve chosen not to take, are pleasing to you. It’s not been nearly as difficult as thought it might be. Thank you for the strength that comes from you.
So, today, we were covered up with high school kids, who first played Risk, watched Jimmy Fallon, then Grease, then after Ritchie conqured the world (or at least the United States), everyone went outside and shot each other with airsof guns. Yeah, I think they had a great time. I may even pick up another one to have when they come back so that more of them can play at once. I have a feeling Erin may be hanging out here for a few days until she gets this out of her system. She cracks me up. Melissa and Allie walked down, and we sat inside and visited for a little bit. That was very nice, and you two know that my door is always open. I’ll be on the lookout for the guy now, you know…the guy! And our door is open for all of you—it’s a pretty safe place to hang out, and we usually have plenty of food, water, milk, and soft drinks. I have plenty to keep me busy, so I certainly don’t feel like I need to entertain anyone. That’s the neatest part of the boys being the ages they are now…I can just enjoy watching them do their things–I don’t have to think of things for them to do!
Ben and Felix definitely have a bond… Actually, I think Ben was just trying to keep Felix from trying to go after the playing pieces.
Felix was so funny watch the dice roll, too. Just couldn’t quite capture it all on
camera! Nor can you get the full effect of Ben trying to protect himself from Felix
after he put him down on the floor–it was hysterical to watch!
Annie, Emily, and Chelsey…I’ll bet no one else knows all the words to GREASE like those girls!
And, of course, let’s not forget the rest of those RISK players…
First, there was Chip, who said, “Mom, can you take my can?” So, I took a picture of his can, and then I told
him that I felt sure he knew where the can belonged. Then, there was Beth, Jacob, Ben, Richie, Scott, Daniel (later) and Andrew.
Brittany and Erin came in a little later, too, so I didn’t get them in a picture, either. But there’s always another time… It was a great day!
I did notice that Elizabeth didn’t show up. 🙁