A Long Weekend

Excitement has been buzzing around our house all weekend. It has been such a good one.

Normally I am perfectly content staying home, but we have been gone quite a bit the last few days. Lots of planning and a few surprises have been involved. I was grateful for a fun surprise yesterday, even though I’m a planner to the core. But let’s start at the beginning.

Friday was extra special because we were able to finally see one of my older daughters dance for the first time in person this year. She was hired to perform in the recital of a school where she will be teaching in the fall. It was so nice to see her perform again! The school is Christian based, and they performed a rendition of the Noah story. It was such a lovely free performance for the community.

We had quite the time getting there. For most of the drive it was pouring down rain, and we had a few errands to run along the way. Silly me had forgotten to purchase flowers for our girl beforehand. I was very grateful the grocery store we stopped by had just what I was looking for.

By the end of the performance, the clouds had broken and we walked out to a gorgeous rainbow over the theater. It was very fitting!

After a restful Saturday, my husband and I spent the evening at a local craft fair. It was glorious! Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy craft fairs? I picked up the cutest apron for my little ones that featured farm animals. We also stopped by Hobby Lobby to pick up a few items for my Etsy orders.

Speaking of Etsy orders, I have a 20% off sale going on right now that ends tonight. Hooray!

Sunday morning dawned clear and bright. I worked in my garden for a few minutes before getting ready to visit another craft fair. (My husband is a gem.) This was a really good one. A few of our children opted to stay with my mother-in-law, which they regretted later.

You see, this craft fair was in the same town as the train my daughter is a photographer on. (This is the same daughter who was dancing this weekend…she is a busy girl!) Well, we saw her while we were in the town, and she got us on the train for free. My youngest children were delighted! We purchased conductor hats and fudge for them and they were gifted with free popcorn. Our middle children were a tad disappointed when they found out. They will probably be more than willing to come with me to the next craft fair, ha!

Today we are working in the garden…my husband has caught a raccoon and a possum in his trap so far. I thought our troubles were over, but something ransacked my garden again last night. I’m not sure if the raccoon wasn’t released far enough away from our home, because the same exact pattern of destruction happened. We believe the possum was just looking for a free snack, because the garden was untouched the night he was caught with the egg bait.

Guilty little critter has been ransacking my garden searching for eggs underneath my tomato plants!

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. It is so nice to spend time with our families, isn’t it? I believe next weekend will probably be much more low key for us. Honestly, I’m quite tired!

Blessings, ladies!

More than that, I consider all things to be loss in comparison to the surpassing value of the knowledge of Messiah Yeshua my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things; and I consider them garbage in order that I might gain Messiah and be found in Him not having my righteousness derived from Torah, but one that is through trusting in Messiah—the righteousness from God based on trust.

Philippians 3:8‭-‬9

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