Saturday, October 18, 2014

House Guests

The of August was filled with house guests! Utilizing every space of a two bedroom house that already has 8 occupants is very necessary! We put all the kids into the boys room which already has 5 beds, a triple bunk and a bunk bed. We brought in a cot so all the kids had a bed! Although, they are very accustomed to sleeping on the floor if they need to. That frees up the girls room room for guests. In this instance Poppie, Nonnie and Mimi were visiting and slept in there. It has 2 sets of bunk beds. Then Buggy, Kirk and their two friends Tanner and Briley joined us! We pulled out the air mattress, used the couch and sweet Tanner slept on the floor on a camping mat. This is the only picture we got of Buggy and Kirk up here in Washington!

While Poppie was up he helped Peter with our new roof on the shed project. There's lots of new storage in there, which we desperately need!

All the kids helped too by climbing up the ladder and standing on the newly finished roof. Well, not Pella, she just stood on a ladder.

A couple days later Buggy, Kirk and friends left and friends from college, the Sharps, came and visited with their little baby girl, that all of our kids loved! Our tenants actually moved out of our mother in law the day before they came and Mimi and Nonnie worked really hard to clean it up for us so our friends could sleep up their instead of the crowded little house! However we did manage to break Megan's nose while giving her a tube ride.

She didn't hold it against us though and made us an excellent Italian dinner!

LC3 Family Reunion 2014 - The Amazing Race

This year for our church's family reunion (family summer camp) on August 8-10th, we were asked to do programming. That means we were supposed to act like fools on stage and run the games before each speaker session. The theme this year was Amazing Race so we decided to pretend that we were on the actual TV show. It was hilarious coming up with the 11 different characters, picking our costumes and having Eben film the mini videos that Peter edited together to make our intro video each time we came onto stage. Each time we came out as a different character. At the end of the weekend we got caught as making the whole thing up to try to impress everyone which went well with the theme of being real with each other in our Christian walk.

The snippets go by really fast in the video so here are the all the characters we dressed up as:

Hopefully the pictures from the rest of the weekend of the games, the kids and fun will be available so I can post them soon!