We have been home for three months now, time to get on the road again.
A lot has happened during the time we were home.
Grandkids, especially the babies, are growing fast. Allison was dedicated while we were home (we missed Dotties ;( ), and DJ even has a mustache!
We had sleep overs,
attended pre school activities, including Hailey’s “Graduation”,
celebrated my birthday with Nate and Chris taking me to a favorite restaurant, Mimi’s, and spur of the moment, picked strawberries,
(while DJ thought it was great to squeeze them),
and took advantage of the pool being open.
Paul created a beautiful Mother’s Day lunch, with steaks that filled the plate… hard to top on Father’s Day!
and I was able to catch up and celebrated life with dear friends.
We also got together for dinner, and 2+ hours great visit at Olive Garden with our husbands!
Even though this trip is only going to be a month long (“only” being relative! 😉 ),
it seemed to take so much longer to pack. But it was not only packing. Paul had the rig home several days for multiple maintenance jobs, so we would pack a few things each time. He replaced the kitchen faucet, shower faucet (which are challenging Paul to the max and are still leaking!), hot water heater plumbing, light replacement, cupboard latches, drawer repair, tiling, repaired vent screens, cleaned carpets and made a portable extension for the couch/bed. I tried to stay out of the way, but did clean the light lenses that were cloudy, and cleaned the exterior.
We are now heading for Williamsburg, VA for a vacation before we head up to Windsor Mills, outside of Baltimore, MD for our MMAP project for June. We will be at Maryland Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) headquarters. For us, it has been rare to go to a project more than once. We have been to one other project twice in the four years we have been with MMAP. This will be our second time going CEF. Last year, we completely renovated the basement into a usable space for training. We are tickled to help such an evangelical-focused, deserving organization again.