it was a rich weekend…nearly ruined balanced with a family with each member trying to meet his/her own needs which happen to be very different.
we said goodbye to dear sammy checkers (also knows as sam-bone, chex mix, s.c., chubby). he’s on his way to boston to live with a new family for good. we’re so glad someone wanted him. though naomi did admit she wished she never knew him if we had to give him up. oh, it’s hard work.
we loved him up as we waited for his ride to get here and cried when he left (except for micah who cried earlier in the day and then looked at us and said, “if you had been sad earlier you could just ride bikes now and be happy.”)
we were invited to a zozobra party and got rid of all our bad mojo. i wish i had photos. i was fed with an opportunity to help build a huge puppet, fed incredible spinach enchiladas and spicy meat, fed with the reminder of friendship.
we welcomed a friend as the new pastor of our church. she has a wisdom that will surely bless us all.
we stopped and picked pears from friends’ trees. the perfect solution to the previously mentioned cranky kids who probably needed a snack. we only spilled the load twice.
now i greet monday with a cold. eliza too. four days of preschool will do that to you.