Monday, July 9, 2012

Independence Day 2012

Last Wednesday was Independence Day.  We went to Mark and Mercy's for lunch, where we spent time both indoors (during the rain showers) and outdoors (between them), eating grilled hot dogs (and other good food) and visiting with one another.

It was almost two years ago that we enjoyed another barbecue in this same back yard, only back then it was Caleb and Leah's house.  A few babies have been added to our church family since then.  Mercy, for instance, was 5 months pregnant with Charlotte, last time around.  Now Charlotte is this curly-headed little darling

...and Mercy is almost five months pregnant with baby #3.    

The newest baby in our midst: James and Hayley's third child, and first daughter, Adele.

Since July 4th was a Wednesday, we had a church service in the evening.  By then the rain clouds had cleared away, and when the service was over, the young people took off to Kemah to see some fireworks.  The boys and I were about to head home when a friend ran up to the car and asked "Do you want to come over, just because?" and of course we we went to their house, where the kids had a great time playing together, and the adults spent some time eating oatmeal bars, drinking iced rooibus tea, and discussing the exciting future ahead of us. :)  No fireworks--but a nice Independence Day just the same.


  1. Do you want to come over, just because? That is so sweet!! Really like the reason too! Just because! :) Who was it? :D We completely missed out on any July 4th celebrations AND July 1st...oops. Glad it was a nice day. :)

  2. It was Carolyn. Didn't the "oatmeal bars and rooibus tea" give it away? :) Good thing she stopped me too, because I was about to drive away without Jesh, who needed a ride home. :)


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