Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Weekend...

It's time for a long overdue update...
Saturday: Dave and I spent the morning making my dad's birthday present...a stepping stone for his garden with Noah's handprints in it...A creative idea in theory (he loves gardening). The actual process did not resemble the 5 easy step directions that it boasted. A few hours later, we managed to have it looking somewhat presentable. We spent the rest of the day looking at storm doors at different home stores (but didn't buy) and went to Applebees for family dinner where Noah always gets a free balloon. (He loves that!)
Sunday: Church in the morning. Tony preached a really good but hard sermon on relationships and restoration. It made me think a lot. Afterwards, Heather watched Noah while Summer and I went shopping (for the elusive dress among other things) sans children. Let me tell you, it was liberating. We went to all sorts of places and made great time because we didn't have to adhere to kid's schedules. AND...I found the dress! Summer handed it to me and made me try it on. It was one that I would never have picked on my own at all...but it fit perfectly and was on super sale! WooHoo!



Monday: I headed home to Kankakee to help celebrate my dad's birthday. He is now 61 years young. :-) During the day, I met with my close friend Tiffany. We went to the State Park and walked a little bit. It was beautiful and serene. Tiffany actually was the catalyst that brought me to Christ oh so many years ago. We have both moved around a lot and are enjoying living closer right now. She is such an encourager and a great person to "process" with. Her husband Jon, is taking his first set of boards this Thursday, so after we met, we went back so that we could pray over him. It was good.


That evening my family went to Blue's Cafe to celebrate my dad. Holy Cow is that the greatest food ever. That place has been my favorite restaurant since my 11th birthday when I first ordered chicken fillet (the beginning of a lifelong love affair.) Afterwards, we watched the Illusionist...a really interesting and great movie.



Happy Birthday Dad!!

Tuesday: I drove back this morning, had a fun chat with Sara, took a nap, and am now getting ready to get back into the swing of things by going grocery shopping and cleaning. Go me.

6 comments:

Tiffany said...

Yep - STILL can't get over the blond hair!

Ann said...

Cool stone! We made them for Father's Day for Patrick. The kids each made one, and then we made another one that said "the Son does what he sees his Father doing". My problem is waiting for it to set up before writing!

Patrick's brother lives in Kankakee (I know I didn't spell that right?) We'll have to try the restaurant sometime!

Summer said...

where did you get the kit for the handprints? bill's dad and my mom would love that for christmas gifts!

Kim said...

Michaels...

Mindy said...

Haha, I totally thought about doing that with Lillie tomorrow for Summer's birthday, but they take too long to dry and I'll have Raya there too. But what a fun project. Maybe some other time. I still have my handprint that I made in preschool, I can't believe how small my hand was!

Ann said...

We did it just with Quikrete and plant tray liners--total cost was under $10 for 7 stones (3 for us, 4 for our friends). You can pick up the glass beads at Michaels or Walmart.