August 31, 2011

A Week of Fun and Fellowship

August has been a very busy month for us.  After a week of Vacation Bible School, we had a week of visitors.

Missionaries on Monday
When Brianna made this delicious peach salad.
We had a wonderful time getting to know the Tyler Michael family and discussing their work to the country of China.  Elisabeth loved having a girl her age to dress up with.  Can you believe this little lady is younger than Ellie?

Tuesday's Threesome
Our friends from church came for dinner with their two little girls who are Winnie's and Elisabeth's age.  Ellie thought she was in Heaven to have little girls over two nights in a row!  I am not sure what they were playing but it was precious to walk into the living room and see this threesome praying together.

Wednesday Wachter World Celebration
What a wonderful day we had to celebrate Brianna's birthday.  The weather was great.  The food fabulous (what do you expect) and the company pleasant.

Thursday's Travelers
 Our friends were in town from New York so we were blessed to spend an evening playing bananagrams and catching up on the last year.
Lynn gave us this beautiful gift she painted for our family.  Doesn't it match our kitchen perfectly?  Oh, to have an ounce of the talent some of our friends possess!
 The girls spent a little time swimming before dinner.
 Winnie met her Aunt Helen for the first time.
And Kaitlin made these beautiful soda shop themed cupcakes for dessert.  They tasted as good as they looked.

Friday's Friend
You can read the post about Dawn's surprise visit in this post.

So for all those wondering why my blog has been so neglected... there you have it!  Real life has been intervening.  

And don't think I don't know that I am more than a week behind in the 30 days about me challenge.  And I do know that it has been a few weeks since I updated my 365 Photo blog.  And I know I still owe you all answers to questions and posts on various topics.  And, no, I can't tell you when I will get to it.  But I will, eventually.  ☺

Because now with August and summer winding down, we are cleaning and organizing and planning and getting ready for school.  And planning and packing and getting ready for two trips this fall.  And planning and looking forward to visitors in October.   

Oh, and did I mention our Monday night classes started up again last week?  Which I am really excited about.  There is nothing more fulfilling than digging deep into the word of God.  I sure do miss it during the summer break.  This fall I am trying to figure out how to juggle classes with Winnie's feedings and find time to study and do my homework assignments, but I trust God is going to help me work it all out.    

Don't forget you all are on my heart and mind and in my prayers.  Even if you don't hear from me as often as we have all grown accustomed to.  

And one more thing... to our real life friends and family, don't forget to drop me a line.  You all hear about what's going on in our lives here at Art's Chili Pepper, but if you don't leave me a comment or drop me an email... we don't know what's up in your lives.  And we sure do miss you all!

Until next time,    


1 comment :

  1. You sure have had a busy August!!! Perfect little post to play catch up. Beautiful pictures, beautiful words, beautiful freinds, etc. etc. Oh....LOVE the wall art, very, very neat!