Snuggling with my babies!

Snuggling with my babies!

I was listening to my girls pray the other night before they went to sleep. Penny said things like “thank you God for the fan and for the wall, and for the wiiiiindoooows, and for the ceiling (hands outstretched) for my stuff and…. for my stuff, thank you for my sister and for mommy, Ava it’s you turn!!”.

Ava then prayed and said “thank you God for fooood, and for dinner, and for mommy and daddy and for my cousins, for Nonni and for Pops and for their grand kids …right here (pointing to herself). Thank you for my cousins and for Malachi who is my friend (nodding at me).”

They were having so much fun with each other tonight (Thursday night), they were sitting in the back of the couch riding horsies together and laughing, they went potty together, Ava on the big toilet penny on the little one, then they laid next to each other giggling waiting for pj’s. I thought how nice it is that they have each other, God has blessed them!

Eating tacos together

Eating tacos together

 

Last Tuesday I had the honor of making fish tacos for some friends. Somehow it gives me complete pleasure to make people delicious food, I don’t even need to be eating it to enjoy it. It gives me utter satisfaction to make something others enjoy, especially when those “others” are people I love.

 

the tornado from making tacos

the tornado from making tacos

 

kiddos enjoyed them swell

kiddos enjoyed them aswell

We have been spending lots of time with people, sharing out story and what we’re going to be doing on the mission field. It was nice to get together with friends and talk about something other than ourselves… not that we only talk about ourselves when we get together with people, but if your a missionary who has done partnership development you know what I’m talking about! The point is that we had a lovely evening eating fish tacos and celebrating my mother’s birthday, sharing stories and laughing together, making fun of each ¬†other and encouraging each other… Fellowship, I felt blessed! ¬†Thank you friends!

fish :)))

fish :)))

Toppings were demolished!

Toppings were demolished!

I mentioned on a recent blog that were feeling weary, well I feel like God is lifting is up and rejuvenating us somehow. And I don’t feel weary.

I am determined to enjoy the rest of our time here and not just feel sappy about leaving because, well… I’m not looking forward to leaving California :-(. We are going to enjoy our time left here knowing God has blessed us with such amazing friends, family and church family!