Friday, October 12, 2007


It's Friday night, and all the kids (including our friends' 3, because Friday night is Date Night, you know) are tucked sweetly into bed. The house is quiet except for the sound of the attic fan pulling a nice, cool breeze through the living room windows. I'm sitting on the couch with the laptop, covered in a cozy blanket. Ahhhhhhhh. This is the stuff dreams are made of. :)

It's been a busy week, but a wonderful one. We've seen many dear friends over the last few days. Here's what's been going on:
  • Mike Attwood came to our chapel to begin a 4 day series on the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. We were so encouraged and challenged to live lives consecrated to the Lord and obedient to His Spirit.
  • Mom was in town for one day, and good thing she was here, because our new kitten almost died. Oh, yeah, we got a new kitten, because sadly, Sadie ran away awhile back. Ethan named him "Jack and the Beanstalk" and the name just stuck..... And this little kitten was apparently not ready to leave his mother yet (the family we got him from was pretty sure he was 5 weeks, but it turns out he was more like 3), because one week later, he was unconscious, very dehydrated and barely breathing when I checked on him in the morning. We dropper fed him kitten formula, and now I am bottle feeding him for at least another week and a half. Like I really needed something else to do. :)
  • The boys and I spent the day with Kelly on Wednesday, and we had such a good time! Thanks for your hospitality, Kelly. We love you!
  • Anna and Sonja came over on Thursday and spent the day with us. It was so fun to see little Bryson, and of course my boys always enjoy playing with their cousin Jacob.
Here's some pictures of our new kitten:

Anna's sweet bundle of joy:

Who can resist those blue eyes?

Happy weekend to you all!


Christina said...

I'm so thankful that you have friends in the same stage of life close by. How special that your kids will get to grow up around friends with a godly heritage!

shawna said...

ohhhh, I love the picture of ethan. we really need to come hang out with you when you have your camera out, so you can get some of my kids. :)

Kelly said...

Love the pix, Rach! I love you guys too and come anytime!! My home is always open to you!

Michelle said...

Isn't it nice to have wonderful family and friends?! Glad you had a good week. The kids are precious looking.

Anonymous said...

Jack looks great! I'm so glad he made it! :)
And, those boys are sooo darling! I could look at them all day long. Love you guys, Mom

Caleb and Anna said...

We had such a good time visiting you and your energetic boys! The pictures are fun- Bryson looks quite content with his new friends! (I noticed you left out a couple details on the kitty story=) Glad Jack is doing so well.