OK, so Chip definitely needs to take a break from X-box, and Parker will be at The Great Escape…so, I’m thinking that an afternoon with RISK, followed by an evening of movies is in order. I also think that Ben ought to get Chip to play paintball with him next time he goes. Of course, Chip and Parker just played in a Halo tournament with Alex P. and Christian, and they came in second place! They’re pretty pumped about playing, but I think a break is in order at my house. What do you think?
We had our second Summer Youth Bible Study last night, and the crowd was a lot smaller, but I think since Melissa and Kate are at The Great Escape, Courtney and Allie didn’t come. Am I right? Ali, I don’t know where you were, but I missed you, too! The lesson was still about “guilt,” and it seemed to fit for a few of us with things happening in life right now. You know, some people are so good at letting “crap” roll off their shoulders, while others of us can be made to feel guilty over the smallest infractions. I want to be more in tune to the “I’ve given it to God, and I’m going on with life” crowd, instead of the “I’m feeling so guilty because I upset someone, made someone mad, might have offended someone” crowd. I think it’s part of our personality, though, to be like however we are. That means that I have to really go to God with it and let Him take the unneccessary guilt off my shoulders. Does any of that make sense? Will I understand what I was talking about five years from now when I read this again?
How was Father’s Day for everyone? Did you celebrate with lots of smiles? I hope so. Bernie is an awesome dad, and the boys were really happy about celebrating him. We ate lunch at Adam’s Place with my mother, and it was really great. The food is out of this world, and the people who live there are just precious! I’m so glad that she is living there–only two minutes from me!
So, here’s the week: cleaning house today; Chip is taking a pottery class with Brad tomorrow night (since he has to miss Fun in the Son, I thought he should do something fun); Wednesday is lunch out at noon–meet at the church, and we’ll decide where to go. Maybe Thursday would be a good day for RISK and Movies…I’ll have to check with Beth, Chip, and Chelsey–they’re my best sources for planning things. Chelsey starts her new job at DQ Grill and Chill this week, though, so we have to work around that. Wouldn’t it be great if my youth guys/girls and my band guys/girls could all hang together? Yep, that would be the best!
Oh, and Chip and Chelsey just had their 9 month anniversary. Wow, that’s pretty amazing. I really like that they still have their friends, which I think is what makes this so good for them. They’re not so wrapped up in just each other. That also means that Chelsey will get her license in three more months–two months before Chip! Chelsey, you are such a dear, and we love having you around; your mom and dad are good to share you with us!