Dinner with friends on Monday has become a tradition now, and gasp! Dessert too! Bible studies on Tuesday and Wednesday almost always includes lunch and always, rich fellowship with our love for Jesus in the center of it. Making real connections, (not networking,) prayer and growing in the grace and knowledge of God together.
McKinney Courthouse decorated with wreaths
Lunch on Wednesday with one of my oldest friends and mentors, Bettye in McKinney on the Square. We have had some crazy good times together over the years, seeing each other on a regular basis until this last year. Last week was the first time we had gotten together for months and only explanation I have for that is distance and that both of us are involved with family and many other different things.
Dinner on Thursday evening with Alice and Fred and finishing up Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby, one of my favorites ... the evening wouldn't have been complete without Blue Bell homemade vanilla and brownies!
Lunch on Friday with old friend Susan.
We met at Jen's Place where we have met many times before. As we sat down, I was telling Susan I never could remember whether it was on Spring Valley or Alpha Road. Boy, was I surprised and pleased to learn that this wonderful eating place sits at the corners of Alpha and Omega! Isn't that cool? I love my friend Susan and we were celebrating her birthday, and I also realized that we have been friends for 25 years! We have shared some wonderful times and experiences together, and I humbly tell you that I was privileged to mentor this beautiful woman in Bible studies and she has in turn, been a mentor to troubled youth in detention centers for many years! What a blessing that our giving to others can continue to give through them.
Friday afternoon we picked up Kate at school and went on to the mall to spend all her purple awards this week. She is soooooo good! After playing, riding the carousel, eating dipping dots, and buying a new Lego set, we spent the evening at home trying to put that
silly thing together. Those teeny, tiny pieces are just so small!
Kate also drew several pictures and sectioned them off with numbers so Grandpa could have a "color by number" activity! Notice she has the colors coded with numbers. I like that she is able to keep herself occupied so well and she had a little notebook in which she was recording everything she is doing and making a list of things for which she is thankful.
Grandpa did a good job.
Saturday we braved the cold and wind for Jack's soccer game. Jack scored many goals and danced across the field! He's somewhat of a ham!
Then dinner at Saltgrass with Carol and Bill before another McKinney Community Concert with the Presidio Brass, which was surprisingly to us, a most enjoyable and entertaining show.
Sunday was church service and afterward we packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. What a pleasure to pack the boxes thinking about the joy it will bring those children upon receiving and opening them. It would be fun to watch them and see their excitement! We were so busy, it didn't even cross my mind to take pictures.
Life is busy and full. Praise the Lord!