Tuesday, July 06, 2010

More Happenings

This past weekend was restful and hectic all at once!  A lot has been going on- though more of the hecticness has been emotional rather than physical.  Last Friday, David and I finally went and saw the A-team movie!  Woo hoo!  It was really good!  The best part, though, was seeing how excited and how much enjoyment David got out of reliving his boyhood while we were watching it.  And, seeing them be "shot down in a tank" was pretty hilarious.  I really liked seeing the sequence about how they met at the beginning.

Then, after the movie, we went and had lunch at Freebird's, which is David's favorite burrito place.  I was psyched to try out a vegetarian burrito.  I splurged with some queso on my burrito, and I was impressed with their roasted garlic and grilled veggies.  It was delicious!

After lunch, we went shopping for groceries at Whole Foods, where I found several frozen vegan meat substitutes, and I was pumped about that.  I have been missing the flavors of fried meat particularly, and they had some breaded "chik'n" patties which are delicious.

Then, Friday night, my parents and neices came over.  The girls were very excited to get to see the guest room, and play with all of the toys that I had gotten out of storage.  We had dinner with them, and then visited a while and watched some tv, and then my parents took them home.

On Saturday, we slept in really late.  Then, we watched a couple of movies on tv, worried over finances (this is the hectic part), then my parents came over and we went shopping at the Salvation Army thrift store.  I found a wall unit there that I sort of liked, but David and I had agreed on a 20 dollar limit, and the manager didn't seem to think that was a good price.  So, we went along on our merry way.  We came back home, had dinner with my parents, and watched another movie.

Then, on Sunday, we had a very good day.  We went to church, and I was reminded how much I love my church family all over again.  I was very glad to see everyone, but very tired.  While we were there, we looked in the library, and I got to check out a book that I have been wanting to read for quite a while now,  "A Full Quiver" by Rick and Jan Hess.  David and I have been reading it together and enjoying it mightily.

After church, we came home and worked on the house for a while.  Then, one of our friends from church came by to pick up some of our moving boxes that we were finished with.  I was very happy to see them go, since they were taking up mucho space in my living room.  And, I was very happy to help out a friend.  Boxes can be expensive!

Then, it was time to get ready and go to my wonderful sister Carrie's house for the Fourth of July.  We had a cookout, played Loaded Questions (very fun!) and watched fireworks.  I am so thankful for my family!

Then, we came home, crashed in bed and slept, slept, slept.  We woke up pretty late on Monday.  Like, 1:00pm late.  I was cool with that- I'll enjoy being able to do that now before we have little people running around to wake us up.

Once we woke up, I packed up a picnic lunch and we headed down to Lancaster.  We had to check on the old house, and David had to mow the lawn.  We were blessed that it wasn't too hot, and David did a fabulous job.  I enjoyed watching my amazing husband at work!

Then, we headed home, read out loud for a while, and then had to go to the grocery store for some tortillas and salad.  I've been enjoying making quesadillas with my vegan chicken and cheese substitutes.  They are yummy!  So, we had quesadillas and salad for dinner, and watched a show on tv.  Then, we read out loud some more and went to sleep.

So, it has been a weekend full of activity and some good rest.  On Saturday we were feeling so worried and overwhelmed about finances, but then the message on Sunday at church was about leaning not on our own understanding, but on God's, and trusting Him to take care of us.  We were both so encouraged and comforted!  God has been really good to us in all of this, and I have faith that He will continue to work everything out.

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