We're busy, busy today, doing laundry and packing up everything to go on vacation. We're all pretty excited and ready to take some down time and relax. I have a couple more loads of laundry to finish, mop the floors, and clean out the fridge (don't you hate coming home to science experiments in the fridge?). Sam also needs to call his grandparents before we take off! LOL I have plans to read and craft on the long, leisurely (I hope) days. Somehow I picked up reading the Anne of Green Gables series. I don't know how I got back into it, but I'm enjoying reading it from an adult perspective. I want to work some more on Wes's eagle (yes I'm still "working" on that!), finish another cross stitch, and maybe do a little crochet. I won't make any promises, though. I'm horrible at starting projects, as you can tell, with every intention of finishing them in a timely manner, just to tuck them away "for just a bit". Wes just laughs when I start anything new now! ;)
We had a good day at church yesterday. Our vacationing members are trickling back in after a busy summer (and now we'll be gone!). I had two young visitors for my Sunday school class yesterday, plus my faithful pre-schooler who comes every week. I'll get my grade-schooler back next week. One of our ladies has agreed to take my class for the next two weeks, so I don't have to worry about getting a lesson ready the week we get back, for which I am very grateful. A couple of our men are taking the lead this Sunday (yay!) - and things are just working out well for our absence. Will they need us anymore? ;) Seriously, we are so thrilled to see our men taking the lead to help out when their pastor is out of town; I know it pleases Wes to no end to have them offer to take care of things and/or be willing to fill in where he asks. Faithfulness!
Samuel preached for us last night. He did a great job. He really is comfortable in front of people - which is nice, since he's going to be a preacher. He preached on attitudes, and made his mama reflect upon her own attitudes and how to correct them. I think he's a little bit scared, starting off on a new season of life, but at the same time very excited. I can sure understand that!
We'll be staying in hotels all along the way, but I don't know how often I'll have internet access. I'll drop in and post if/when I can. I hope you all have a great couple of weeks as summer ends and school begins and life gets back into that yearly routine!