This weekend was a whirlwind of activity. Renae had two days off for President's day, so there was a ton of time to take advantage of. Maybe they should change the name, just to be grammatically correct to "President's Days!" Add to that, that there was a birthday to celebrate in the Inland Empire, as Uncle Nate took another step toward old age. We spent the night on Friday in the familiar confines of the Finfrock Home, spent some time Saturday with Pastor Aaron Hale and his family, then spent dinner with the Sanchez Family. We spent the rest of the evening watching the N.B.A. All Star Festivities. The dunk contest was unreal! In case you missed the winning dunk, check it out. Even for non-Basketball fans, you have to enjoy this!
It was good to be back in the Inland Empire, though Lela and I both agreed that it was the first time that we had been back where we did not feel at home. Apparently home is now in Orange County!
Sunday, Pastor Chris gave me the opportunity to teach the congregation. You can watch it on iTunes, through the Kingsfield Church video podcast, or you can read the notes on my Bible blog. Again, even on Sunday, we had time with our family, as my Dad, Mom and Grandma came out to Kingsfield. It was really special to have them there, especially my Grandma, who is having a harder time getting around these days.
Finally, to end the weekend, we got a chance to go to Legoland for the first time on Monday, Renae's second day off. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law had some free tickets for us to use, so we joined them for the day. The kids were really into it. Some of the highlights were Renae's first roller coaster, ("The Dragon!") Caleb and Lizzy's driving escapade, which was HILARIOUS, and our kid's pictures with a "real live pirate!" Of course, I love that our kids are fascinated with Star Wars characters and they have never seen the movies! I am trying not to overreact, but Caleb has said at least twice that he wanted to be Princess Leia!
The weekend was fantastic, spent with just about every family member. Thank you Lord for that timely blessing.
Blessings...To Our Friends,