Thursday, October 6, 2011

Celebrating Our Little Village with Some Family Time

Last Friday our little village had their annual homecoming parade.  We decided we would go so our girls could have some fun, we could interact with some other villagers and just make a family memory.  What the parade lacked we made up for with laughter, smiles, and old fashion fun! 

The parade was pretty short, which was good since it was chilly and really windy out!  Molly loved the cheerleaders and getting candy, Lucy loved the band, and my heart was so overjoyed with having a great time with my little family that I had tears in my eyes in the entire time we were down there. 

It really felt like I was living the dream, sitting in our lawn chairs, watching all these teenagers walk by and seeing how happy Eric, Molly, and Lucy were.  I felt like I was home.  Right where they are, is home for me.  I am sure this sounds like all cheese, especially since we were watching a silly little parade, but it's true for me.  I couldn't tell you the last time I felt that happy, and so overjoyed and over blessed.  Life is good!  God is good!

Then on Saturday our little village had their annual "Hay Days."  Again, nothing big and glamorous, but it made for an awesome family memory.  Our little downtown street was shut down, kids were enjoying food, fun, and silliness.  Molly got to go pumpkin bowling, which she totally cracked the pumpkin down the middle, and ride in a little cart pulled by a miniature pony, we ate great tasting kettle corn and Molly saw some kids from her class at school, so she felt pretty cool.  We ate lunch and came home and relaxed.  We had an awesome fun filled family weekend.  We have been so busy lately with ministry stuff, that it was nice to stop and take a moment for ourselves.  I wouldn't trade being in ministry for anything, well, maybe for some more family time, but I do truly love serving God and the people at The Ridge, and I feel thankful our girls are growing up in the ministry.  But I am also thankful for the moments we have together as our little family of 4.   
 At the parade
 A little cold!

 Does this hat make my face look round?

 At the Village Hay Days!
 Pumpkin bowling!

 Go Brewers!
 Even Lucy had some fun!
 Pony ride!


Veronica said...

Awww, I loved seeing all the pictures. This sounded like so much fun! Family memories being made are really what it's all about! I can't wait to take our girls to the pumpkin patch this year!

Loved seeing the pic of Molly pumpkin bowling. Wasn't quite sure what that was. :) Also can't believe how big Lucy is getting. First b/day around the corner already? Crazy! :)

Kristin said...

Ha! You got the cutest pictures of them! They are so adorable! And I totally get what you're saying about just being overjoyed in the moment when you're having a great time as a family. I think that's exactly what God hopes for us! I love the pics at the top of your blog too. Love ya, Kate!!

Unknown said...

Your village has a lot of fun family stuff!! I think that is so cool.