We are winding down from a fun weekend ...
Saturday Devin's fall baseball team had an exhibition game and Devin was able to pitch for the very first time in a game. He did so well and after one inning had struck out 2 batters. I just loved watching this huge smile on his face as he pitched.
After the game we rushed home to get all the kids cleaned up - my girls always end up covered in dirt at the ball field. Some dear friends of ours from church offered to keep the kids while my husband and I enjoyed some time alone. We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of shopping, spending time in a bookstore and then dinner out. When we returned to pick the kids up around 8PM they were still not ready to come home they were having so much fun. They had surprised the kids with a trip to Chuck E Cheese and, though our friends do not have girls, Lexi and Ava Mae absolutely love the Mom - she baked and crafted the afternoon away with them. What a blessing this new family has already been in our life!
Sunday my husband performed for the first time with the choir at our new church. We have been attending the contemporary service and it was a treat to hear the more traditional service with an unbelievable orchestra and choir.
Today our church hosted an event called Holy Smoke - they had BBQ teams from around the area competing. We were able to sample a little and it was delicious! We also enjoyed our catered lunch, listening to great music, and what festival would be complete without jumpies for the kids.
What a great way to wind down the summer!