Well, today is Monday and back to work I go. I used to have Monday's off and I sure do miss those days!
This weekend was full of a variety of activities in our home. Friday night began with my husband and I, and our associate pastor and wife hosting a Marraige Enrichment couple (who came to our church for a Marraige Enrichment weekend) to dinner at Applebee's. They were from the Chicago area and it was their first visit to our neck of the woods. They loved it so much they are talking about relocating here! And this is the ugly time of year! Their conference went very well, we had 18 couples that included both of my daughters and sons-in law.
Saturday was our oldest daughter, Michelle's, birthday. Who can believe she turned 27? Wasn't I just 27 the other day? I always let my kids pick their birthday dinner, and ever since Michelle was a little girl she has ALWAYS picked fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy! It is the only day of the year I make this menu! It turned out really good and it was fun to have our family together including our new son-in-law. Our family just keeps growing and growing! After dinner we played Scattergories for a couple of hours!
Sunday was church of course. My husband is preaching a sermon series on the travels of the Apostle Paul, based on our trip to Italy, Greece, and Turkey last fall. He shows pictures and gives a basic tour guide and then launches into a sermon of the events in those areas. It has been very good and our people seem to really be enjoying it. After church we went home and had lunch and I had planned to write my paper that is due in class on Thursday. I am taking Intro to Theology this semester at the university that I work at. I don't know what happened though - we all fell asleep and when we woke up it was five o'clock!!! Time to get ready for evening church! My poor paper didn't even get started :(
After church we went to our town's diner with some friends and enjoyed a large platter of french fries and decaf coffee and good fellowship!
Don't you wish weekends had more days in them?