Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A Good Time for Good Fellowship

This weekend proved the ideal opportunity for some much needed rest. I went into the long weekend with heavy thoughts I was struggling to even process. Unexpected news was received from one of my doctors on Friday afternoon, just before the workday ended, news that remained uncertain as I looked forward to a few days of rest and sweet fellowship. Saturday was the perfect day to spend at Scrap Mania with my favorite scrapbooking ladies, and my husband commented that he was glad I was able to go in order to get my mind off all of the things going on. It was all I hoped for: fun, productive, and a sweet time with this small group of women. We then spent Sunday resting at home and preparing for the next day's event -- Labor Day cookout at the Party Palace!
Monday was blazing, but some still opted to play outdoors the whole time. I learned over the course of the evening that I am not good at Corn Hole, once again proving that I truly am athletically challenged!Most of the ladies were smart and chatted indoors~

Nate & Sara (enjoying little Anson's nap)
Here are some of the men (including my handsome husband!) discussing everything from swords to...well, I mostly heard them talking about swords~

The youngest of the Party Palace Pack was in a very silly mood. Have you had much experience around a small child who is being silly, then realizes they're being silly, so they start saying or doing the same thing over and over? My stomach hurt I was laughing so hard~

This is MOST of the Party Palace Pack! Dr. P & and the oldest son aren't in the picture, but Wooster managed to sneak in for a cute photo opportunity~

BEFE - Best Elbow Friends Forever! (Nate volunteered to take this picture of us, but got a beautiful shot of our elbows on the first attempt)

The day wasn't complete without having a picture taken of us. And a Labor Day cookout isn't quite the same unless everyone is sweaty and exhausted from all the fun. We truly enjoyed the fellowship, as it did provide the encouragement of fellowship we were looking forward to. I've said it before, and I will say it again; we are so thankful for this little church body the Lord has so clearly and richly provided.


Panda-Mom said...

Again, you look ADORABLE! Saw that you called and will get back with you sooooon! ; )

Ashley said...

Sounds like a fun time with friends!

jennypen said...

You are beautiful.

Amanda said...

such sweet pictures!

I'm so glad you were able to go have fun and be with some friendlies this weekend! I don't know what news you received but I'm praying for you!

Stephanie Robertson said...

I'm glad you were able to have a nice long weekend, even in the midst of your news.

I don't know what in the world corn hole is, but I'm pretty sure I would be terrible at it too :-)