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 did..so 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.