I do have some pictures to share from this past week, which I suppose is better than nothing. It's simply amazing how fast this year is flying by.
Miriam Rebekah finished her freshman year of college in time to come down for "A Sacrifice of Praise." It was great to see her there, and especially wonderful to spend time with her last Wednesday. We caught up on talking - to some extent, at least! - went bargain shopping, stopped for a Mint Cookies and Cream shake during the 1/2 price hours at Steak and Shake, and then came back to my house for the evening.
She spent the night, then left early on Thursday for a singing engagement. 2 hours later, my family left for Texas.
We went to Longview, TX to see my brother Elijah graduate from college. I still remember when first went to college, so it's hard to believe the 4 years have already passed.
We stayed Thursday and Friday night with the family of one of his good friends from college. They're a homeschooling family with 6 children, and we all enjoyed spending time with each other. It's fun to connect with God's people from different states!
The graduate himself, with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from LeTourneau University. I'm going to miss him; his full-time job in Iowa starts in June.
The family after the graduation. It was funny to hear Elijah keep explaining to people, "No, these aren't all my siblings, just the younger ones!" :)
On Sunday afternoon, we went to the Montgomery Youth Symphony's Mother's Day concert. It's become our yearly tradition, as many friends play in it. It's a time to listen to great music, but also an excuse to be with friends!
Three other families and ourselves went to the Riverfront park after the concert. It was quite the experience (exhausting but fun!) playing Ultimate Frisbee on a slanting slope.