Saturday August 1st I met with some girl friends from my old Bible study. We met at Panera Bread to say goodbye to Vicki, as she is moving to NC. The rest of us are all pretty much evenly distributed between 3 of the churches in our local area, so we were very glad to meet up once again.
Saturday night we went to the drive-in with the girls to see "Aliens in the Attic" and "Up". We ate some supper and sat outside for the 1st movie. Normally Maria wraps herself up in her blanket and falls asleep, but not this time. She kept humming and laughing. She was laughing uncontrollably at times. No matter what I did to quiet her down it made her laugh even louder. Thankfully she fell asleep for the 2nd movie because Gary sat in the car with her. Apparently her carseat is a lot less exciting than the outdoors.
Sunday August 2nd was Gary's family reunion. We tried to travel out in time to go to church with my parents, but we would've been 15 minutes late, so we just stopped at their house and had "church." We sang some songs and Gary led us through Romans 12:1-8 and I Corinthians 12:1-11. The girls had a lot of good questions. We are trying to find a church to call home and they were the perfect passages at explaining why we need to belong to a church. We need to share the gifts that God has given us. Where can we use our gifts the most for His glory? We are still praying for the answer to that question.
The reunion started at 2 and thankfully there was a building we could move into due to the pouring rain. It seems like the summer has been full of rain. Maria was once again able to meet a lot of relatives. Maria really enjoyed her cousin Kaliah. They are so cute together:) After the reunion we stopped by mom and Dale's to visit with them and their friends Pr. Roger and Laurie from Florida. They are nice people. They were even able to watch Kirstie beautify Dale's hair with lovely hair ties.