Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend gatherings

Chores must be followed by fun. This seems to be a mantra in our family. So, after a day of pool work, lawn work and housework, Steve went off with the guys for a Star Trek movie night. He gives it a thumbs up. The momma girls went played Mah jong and the little girls just played.

BUT, on the way out the door, Stephanie found this little guy at our front flower garden. He was sooooooo cute. I am sure we upset his whole path in life, but we live close to a busy road, and we thought life on a farm would be so much better. Relocation. Then we found out how much money we could get fined if we were caught with a protected Florida Gopher Tortoise. Crazy. Like hundreds or thousands of dollars. WHAT??!

Sunday dawned early. I mean sun was shining super bright super early. Our church family took it outdoors with a picnic to fellowship and sup. It was a beautiful day. Not too hot, and the BBQ mi-ster, Jeff Light, was on the point with his 100 pounds of smoked pork. HONEY! If we could have kept the yellow flies away (I alone have five bites) it would have been a perfect day.

Time with some special friends later in the day made the day so special, we will remember this for a long time. Being around people of like faith, common goals, hopes eternal and visions of future were threads of conversation that made the day pleasant and full of worth.

Jake has stolen the hearts of the females in this family...come lookin here if he has come up missing. This is love, pure love.


Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Love the pictures of your perfect day of rest.


Tiffany said...

The little turtle is adorable!
I agree--fellowshipping with fellow believers is just a joy.

Jeanne said...

You should ask Jake just how much lunch he ate before the parents of the 2nd child gave in to his cries for a cupcake. Then make sure NOT to ask his sister how much lunch she (the first child) had to eat before she got her cupcake. Life really isn't fair! It's true...the squeaky wheel gets the grease. I'm so glad you girlies love my Jakey!

The Cannon Chronicles said...

That turtle is so . . . cute! Boy, I'd been tempted to keep him for myself!