Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tis' The Season

Tis' the season for really busy fun weekends! I LOVE IT! Thursday I got an unexpected treat when a friend who lives up North in Hanford e-mailed and said she was going to be down here and wanted to get together. It was such a treat to get to spend a few hours together, go to lunch and just see the kids hang out together.(Morgan was in school and not pleased when she found out her friends were in town and she missed them) :( Here are Ryanne and Mason hammin' it up for us. They were very cute together.
Aren't old friends the best? I mean they know all the yuck about you, have been through a good part of your yuck, you have endured their yuck and yet when God is present its a blessing rooted far into the depths of your heart regardless of how far apart you live. Though we had a blast hanging out at our hosue and going to lunch 3 hours wasn't nearly enough. The Kane family have been part of our lives for well over 10 years. And we plan on driving them crazy for at least 50 more! :)
After Morgan got out of school Friday we headed next door to my dear friends house who hosted a gingerbread making party for a group of the kids who have all grown up together. It was SOOOO much fun and the kids were in heaven! Thank you Marianne, you brave soul!
Ok, so then Saturday night we bundled the girls up in the rain and headed out to the Mission Inn for our annual dinner and Cinderella carriage ride. It was great and the girls loved their horse "Daisy" This is one of my favorite traditions we have with the girs each year. We sat outside at dinner under this huge umbrella eating while it rained and I kept thinking,"oh ya' we will remember this for a long time!"
Tired yet? Last but not least Sunday night was adult night. We had a semi-formal Christmas dinner at the golf course with our church family. We met up and rode with our friends James and Andrea. The speaker was amazing as he talked about how marriage is so diffecult and like Christmas you will go through seasons. You will go through so many different seasons changing all the time. He said one season you might really not like each other and be just getting by, then you will be empty nesters then another you are having babies or changing careers. But the only constant that has to remain is the promise to stay put through each season and be faithful. LOVED IT! Be blessed this Chirstmas and remember why you are here and why you are celebrating. I was lucky enough this weekend to be able to look around and see how blessed I am by the people who love me and have been faithful in my life as I go through so many different changes and "seasons."


Jessica said...

awe, how fun that you saw the Kanes! You had a great weekend, you packed it full! I have to say your friend is VERY brave to host that gingerbread house party, but it looks like the kids had fun :) You guys look great going out to your dinner on Sunday night... did you plan to all wear black and white? Tell the Kidd's I said hi :)

Rhonda said...

We had so much fun. I hope we can do it again soon.

christy p said...

Oh My GOODNESS you guys have been super busy. You are making wonderful memories for your girls. :)