Wow! Life has been full these last couple of weeks! Our schooling has taken more time, we've had several extra-curricular activities, and my allergies have been overactive!
We had fun carving pumpkins in late October. Faith did a pretty floral design; Hope did a Border Collie; Joy did a cat face; and Grace did a fleur de lis. It was fun and messy!
We also celebrated Paul's birthday. I cooked one of his favorite dinners and we had Italian Cream Cake (minus the coconut - I'm allergic!) for dessert. I tried a new recipe, and we all enjoyed it.
Some friends of ours hosted a "Retro Prom" on October 31st. Faith wore my old prom dress. Hope found a formal at the Salvation Army store for $5. And Joy and Grace wore some cute 80s-inspired skirts and shirts from Target that are still fashionable enough for them to wear again. I wore my old Coca-Cola shirt from high school, and Paul wore his leather pants from back in the day and eyeliner a la Billy Idol! Everyone had a terrific time!
Last weekend we did something we said we'd never do: We hosted a garage sale. The money went to help the college students at our church go to Passion 2011 in January. The students did most of the work, and we made enough money to be a help to them. And I hope to never host another garage sale again! (The late night of getting ready and early morning start time wiped me out!!)
We also started offering a children's church during Paul's talk time. One of our families lives right across from the clubhouse where we're meeting, so we bring the children there after the singing time. I think it's going well and will only get better!
I have some thoughts rattling around in my head about being a pastor's wife and hope to blog about them soon.