The last two weeks have been full of unusual things. Things which took precedence over blogging, but it is good to be back to making time for this space.
Two weekends ago we tried a grand experiment and watched our friend’s children for the weekend so they could go on an overnight trip. We had four kids, three and under. We took them with us to an insurance meeting on Friday and were quite the spectacle parading around the office. We took them to goodwill on Saturday and had comments like, “My, you are brave!” They were fantastic though and I don’t think we had a single tantrum. Everyone was excited about general conference and did a great job watching or playing quietly.
This moment was ridiculous. I told the kids that Andrew and I were going to sit next to each other. They couldn’t be in the middle of us. They both threw tantrums for about ten minutes and then settled for climbing on our laps.
After the sessions ended we went to another family’s for dinner and then to another friends for cinnamon rolls and lots of chatting. We kept the kids out until 9pm, which was probably pushing it a little bit. I felt like we spent the first half of the week catching up from our unusual weekend.
This past weekend I went to Time Out for Women in Indianapolis with two other friends. We went down Friday afternoon and got back around 11:30 that night. We left at 7:00am Saturday morning to head back, so not a lot of sleep. It was wonderful. The speakers were great, but my favorite part might have been exploring a Catholic church during our lunch break. It was beautiful and took me back to my Jerusalem days. Melissa brought her almost two month old baby who was an angel and I was able to enjoy holding her for a few hours between the two days.
Andrew, Emily, and Nathan went to springfest this weekend at Purdue. It is a huge annual event that is known for cricket spitting (exactly what it sounds like) and cricket races. The highlights for the kids this year was petting animals and Emily getting a notepad, pen, mirror, and a black bag for everything to go in.
The last two weeks I’ve been using my personal time to work on our new blog and podcast. We are still a few weeks out from launching, but I’m excited for the new design and to start a new adventure with podcasts!