For Wes, that means going back to school. He's SO grown up now that he's a third grader :) He loves his teacher so far.... Then again, she IS tall and blonde so I shouldn't be surprised ;)
In addition to school starting, Wes has started something else - AWANA
This is his first year in the program, but he's already really excited about it! They go Wednesday nights and have a blast... Here's a photo from the kick-off party:
Little crowded, huh?? Don't worry - We're saving up for a new building already!! Wes is all the way in the back, to the right, directly below the balloons with a blue shirt on :)
AWANA is on Wednesday nights... On Sunday nights, we've been having
Yes, I'm proud of my logo... But I'm also really pleased with our church. We've all had such a positive experience with this new program. It ran from mid-July through August and has just come to an end. I'm sad to see it go, but I look forward to seeing us all come back together with renewed energy and with the newfound friendships. I hope we can hold on to the close-knit feeling we've established and maybe we can continue to spend time together in God's word, too.
Wes will miss church in the home for a different reason. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and PLAYING! John and Kristi's lake may have influenced him a little, too...
Oh, and this past Thursday was my 28th birthday :) -not sure how many more years I'll be sharing my age ;) Brad sweetly brought home dinner on Thursday and he went all out:
Then Friday, there was another surprise at dinnertime... Herb and Cheryl came over and took us out for Mexican!! It was a wonderful surprise and I was thoroughly spoiled :D
In fact, the entire weekend was splendid :) On Saturday we had a cookout and several friends were able to come over from the Jackson area :) We had some awesome burgers and then played Catchphrase. A great time was had by all!
Today I was watering my flowers and had a bit of a run in with an Evil Caterpillar! He was on my rose bush and when my knuckle brushed against him, I assumed I had scraped a thorn... Then the burning started! It was so painful that I ran in to make Brad investigate what I had found. Then, of course, we photographed it and killed it... And, then I googled it... And the culprit was a saddleback caterpillar
The little hairs are hollow and connected to a venom pouch inside its body. The symptoms include pain, sweeling, redness/rash, and nausea. I can personally vouch for all those symptoms and they're quite uncomfortable :( Hopefully it'll heal before tomorrow because right now I'm not feeling too great and my hand is a little numb-ish :(