I'll start with the 'good stuff'. We did some crafting, swimming, sunning, and sweating on Saturday. I've spent many summers in the Alabama heat but for some reason it still surprises me. Don't get me wrong, I love it. I love to walk out of a cold air conditioned building and feel the humidity hit me in face like a warm, wet towel, but the fact that it can actually be this stifiling surprises me. I honestly think I could bake a cake in the front seat of my car.
And out of all the races... Paige never ran.
Not once. She's apparently not up for competition.
But she did run to her daddy as fast as she could and accidently poke him in the eye.
The kids went right back to their food when the race was over.
And at half-past dark we headed back to Alabama with exhausted kids and delightful memories. We talked about what a pleasure it was to spend time with our friends from across the globe.
In our small group tonight we sang a song that comes from Psalm 100:4 and discussed things we were thankful for. I enjoyed sharing this story with them and how I treasure relationships not only with old friends but also with new.
Erin & Pietro, it was truly a pleasure and I'm already looking forward to our next visit!
Now, at 11:45 pm I must return to the kitchen to tend to a giant mess caused by this:
We've canned 24 jars of peach jam... and have only worked half way through the box of beautiful, juicy, and sweet Chilton County peaches.
I hope to be back soon!