It's a Tuesday morning and quiet here... MG is extending her morning sleep because of a 4am wake-up thanks to her incoming eye teeth. They are toughies! Fortunately she is back to rest and giving her mama a few spare minutes to breathe deeply. Fortunately, this means the opportunity to blog arises in the midst of the busy whirlwind of life. Thanks be to God!
We've had great fun over the past week, which is why I was even more challenged than usual to get on here and report on our lives. The good news is G-Ville is thriving and bustling and full of love and adventure. We've been finding pumpkins and cherishing friends. We've been hosting and toasting and making the most of our autumn.
This past weekend brought in two wonderful families (Happily Ever Johnson, to name one!) to our home, friends of ours from Princeton and their delightful children. The guys took off to Crozet for their annual mini-reunion, while 3 of us, moms, and kiddos stayed behind. We had nine children 6 and under here at our home... and it really couldn't have gone better. Being with two sisters in Christ who absolutely adore and celebrate children (and not just their own) was such an inspirational treat for me. Our days ebbed and flowed; the kids played and rested. We frolicked outside and to the gym and to a soccer game. Our weekend was only enhanced by the *gorgeous* fall sunny weather which allowed us to drink in fresh air and celebrate life to the full.
To bottle this weekend and sell it would be priceless! Such a fantastic time. The daddies returned refreshed and encouraged on Sunday, when we greeted them with youthful enthusiasm and cheer. When the last car pulled out of the driveway around 8pm Sunday evening, we all sighed deeply for the weekend had been even more satisfying than we had ever imagined. The most telling detail is that we haven't been that tired! God is blessing the goodness of friendship and encouragement. Alleluia!
On top of all of this goodness, we celebrated the return of our friends from their honeymoon to France. They had a blissfully wonderful time. We've also just learned great news of a blogger friend's engagement. Praise God for His awesome Provision! Congratulations, dear Shannon!
Blessings to you today,