Each morning and night we had "Celebration" with a speaker, Louie Giglio, and praise band, Fee. Then every afternoon we had free time. On Saturday, we went white water rafting - it was my first time going and it was awesome! I definitely want to go again. Awkward story - one of the guides (not ours) looked like he was missing a finger, so one of our kids asked our guide what happened. Turns out he got a huge, mouth-sized chunk bitten off in a bar fight and had to have his finger removed!
Saturday night there was a Leeland concert, and Sunday night was a David Crowder show. It was my first time seeing him live - he's pretty awesome.
I had an amazing time bonding with the girls in the youth group & I'm so pumped for our Jamaica trip! Unfortunately, I am feeling really old, because I think all those late nights (i.e. max 5 hrs per night) and going non-stop put me a little under the weather - I'm quite sniffly today.
- I finished reading Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin (he wrote Freddy & Fredericka, about which I have previously raved). He is just an amazing writer. The way he plays with words is breathtaking. I know, I sound like a total nerd, and I'm okay with that. Anyway, Winter's Tale is an incredible novel of magical realism. I think it is allegorical of the return of the Messiah... I haven't quite figured it out. If you love seeing the English language become putty in a writer's hands and you're not afraid of a thick read, I highly recommend this book.
- I went to the dentist today. UGH. But hooray - no cavities! I owe it all to the electric toothbrush that Dad got me for my birthday. (That's not a joke.)
- We are leaving for NY tomorrow!! Ethan graduates Friday night and --attention relatives!-- his graduation party is Sunday afternoon. Be there, or be a square sadsack.
-Enjoyed a leisurely pool party this afternoon with my small group girls. I looove summer.
-Doug is currently in Lansing, MI taking his certification test to become a professional HR guy. I'm passing time by eating a hot dog and doing laundry.