Saturday, April 28, 2007

Weekend Reflection # 12

It seems like this week zipped by before I knew it! It was a nice one though and I look forward to the new one that starts tomorrow!

It went something like this around here this week:

Sunday after church, we were invited to bring a picnic lunch and go to our pastor's house for lunch. He told us that his family was inviting a "few" families over to picnic on their land. When we arrived, there was already about 6 families there, with their stuff spread out on the lawn. After about thirty minutes, 10 to 12 more families arrived! I think it's safe to say there was more than a "few" of us! It was wonderful! I sat on a blanket and talked to some of the ladies from church while Caroline was off in the creek with the smaller kids and Logan was sitting at a table with some older girls playing Mad Libs. Jeff was sitting around chatting with some of the men and I enjoyed watching him be so relaxed. It was such a wonderful, relaxing time of fellowship!

Monday night, Caroline had a ballet recital at a local senior assisted living facility. Many of the students from Trinity Arts Center showed up and participated in some way. Some students played piano while others expressed themselves through some sort of dance. Some of the dances included Jewish worship dance, Scottish dancing, ballet, and some of the smaller children did a bean bag dance! There was also some violin playing. I felt like I was having an out of body experience as I watched my Caroline, who is 8 1/2, during the ballet portion of the program. Her body language seemed so mature but her face couldn't hide that huge smile she seems to always wear. All of the children did a wonderful job and Mrs. Tanya, the ballet instructor, did a wonderful job putting this together. It was so wonderful to see the room of older residents there enjoying themselves as they watched the children.

Wednesday, the roof on our new deck went up. Well, the plywood for the roof went up. We still have to get shingles put on, as soon as there is nice weather. It's coming along nicely and is going to be a wonderful place to entertain! I can't wait. We got our weekly dose of Lost on Wednesday night and that was about it.

Tuesday and Thursday were pretty normal. Nothing much happened besides ballet class for Caroline on both these evenings. Oh, I did forget that on Thursday, I bought Lord of the Rings Online for Jeff! He was pretty excited when I brought it home!

Friday was pretty quiet. Jeff and I went to Moto for some Japanese food. We came home afterwards and just took it easy. He's had a busy week at work so it was nice to just relax and do nothing.

I've recruited a couple of friends to do a Bible study with me. My friends Kasi and Jenny are going to join me in reading The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace. We're going to read on our own and answer the questions from the study guide. We plan on getting together (either every two weeks or once a month) to discuss what we've read and our answers to the questions. I've read some of the book and it's really good. I'm looking forward to doing this study with these gals.

I'm looking forward to scrapbooking today or making some cards. Since it's chilly outside, I think I'll put something in the crockpot for supper! I hope your week has been wonderful! To read more WR's, check out Judi's place!


Momma Roar said...

I have the book The Excellent Wife and I plan to read it with a friend sometime this year. We'll do an email study of it though - since we are too far apart to get together - like 2 time zones! :) Have a great weekend!

LoveMyStarr said...

What a blessed time at the pastor's and the recital. I'm glad your deck is coming along. Have a great weekend!

Mandalyn said...

I would have loved to see all those children participating in the dance at the assisted living facility! I bet it was just beautiful to watch!

I'm glad you had such a good week! I wish you many blessings in the upcoming week!

God Bless!

annie said...

The book club sounds like such fun!
What a great week.
♥, Annie

JennaG said...

I'm glad you had a good week--it sounds like you were very busy. I love to watch kids dancing--it's so fun.

JennaG said...

You and Annie should come join our cast--since you both know the songs. Wonder if Annie would want to Annie?

Carrie! :o) said...

What a full week you had. But it sounds like a *good* kinda full! Hope your weekend is just as nice!

david santos said...

Thanks for you work and have a good day

Judi said...

Sounds like a great week! I loved hearing about that picnic last Sunday. What a wonderful time that must have been! I hope that you "gals" do well in your Bible study. I love doing group Bible study. You can always learn something new. Blessings to you this week!

Lauren S. said...

Sounds like a good week! I have the Excellent Wife, but I have only read the first couple of chapters. I would love to read some of the things you learn as you go! Have a good week!

Glass Half Full said...

Thanks for stopping by. :)

We are huge LOTR fans here. Love the story and the movies!

As you read we had a nice weekend and the warm weather made it even better!