Fridays are probably my favorite days. I think it's because of the ending of the week and the anticipation of the weekend ahead. It's also the one day of the week that we drive into town and eat out as a family. I look forward to it all week long and am just more relaxed that day knowing I don't have to cook or clean that evening. One advantage of living out rural is that trips into town are always a big deal. We all get excited.
Here's Ben entertaining all the locals with his dance moves. My little guys love to dance!
playing on the carousel at the restaurant
We then got dressed and headed up the mountain to lead our Bible studies in the village of Lagunetas. I am always amazed to see the things that the village kids come up with to entertain themselves. When we arrived we saw them out on the soccer field playing.
How fun is that?
They even rode two at a time. Here's Cruz getting a turn. Notice he is all smiles.
Here's a little video of them in action.
After playing a while I gathered them all up for our story time. My lesson was on Zacchaeus and titled "Jesus is a Friend to All".
Here's Cruz working on his coloring sheet after our lesson. I love that tongue hanging out, ha. He's sitting on a rock, using a board that's propped up on a rock, and has an old dried up corn cob as a stopper to keep his colors from rolling away. Village life is fun y'all.
The boys spent the afternoon playing while we watched a little football. We watched the Ole Miss vs. Arkansas game which didn't end too well for us Mississippi folks. We could not pick up the MS State vs. Vanderbuilt game but we followed the live stats online. Way to go Bulldogs!!!
here's my silly boys that afternoon
Here they are playing on Saturday night while I got their movie ready to watch.
watching their movie
Most of my day was spent washing clothes and getting our things packed for our upcoming Thanksgiving trip. Part of our Thanksgiving tradition is watching the movie "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving". I am sure we'll watch it again later in the week but just in case we get too busy and can't squeeze it in I had us watch it early. We LOVE outdoor movie nights anyway so it was a fun way to end the weekend.
Do you think they were excited? You bet!
We'll be traveling this week. I'm looking forward to some time away to relax, enjoy some fellowship with our IMB colleagues, and remember the reason for the season. We have much to be thankful for and it's good to set some time aside to reflect on that.