Well its Wednesday afternoon and I'm trying desperately to keep my eyes open here at work. Both Jason and I had a rough night's sleep, probably due to the caffeinated coffee we had during small group last night.
And speaking of small group, last night was our first week as the new small group leaders. Besides Jason and I, there were 6 others that showed up, which is really only half the normal attendance for our group. It may have been that it was because we hosted it at our house in East Nashville which is a pretty good drive for most everyone that lives out in Franklin. But I'm hoping more people are able to make it in the future. Even still, we had a great meeting and decided on our next book to study together, which will be Walking With God by John Eldredge.
Because we hosted small group at our home, it also happened to be the first time everyone had ever seen our house! I know, how terrible not to invite anyone over for the first entire year of living in our new home. But there were just so many things I wanted to finish first and Jason had also been working on refinishing the office desk on our front porch. But I have to admit the house looked great and so cozy with all the candles lit and Harry Connick playing in the background. And because Jason and I have developed a bit of a reputation for our yummy baked goods and being as how we're not ones to disappoint, I made pumpkin bread and Jason made his homemade chocolate & peanut butter chip cookies. It was so great to have our friends over and I look forward to them visiting again in the near future!!
As far as plans this week, our friend Chris Ross is heading out here for a visit arriving tomorrow evening through next Tuesday. I haven't quite decided what we'll be doing, but probably playing it more by ear since the weather has been a bit unpredictable lately. We seriously went from the mid 80's last week to dropping in the low 60's - brrrr!!!! We had originally thought canoeing would be fun, but I don't know now with this weather. Still I'm thinking some homemade soups and breads, maybe a trip to the flea market and hanging out to hear some live music would be really fun. I'll try to grab some snapshots during Chris' visit for y'all to see!
Other than that, there's not a lot of new things going on. Jason had his softball tournament last Monday night, but we won't go too much into that. But after his game, we were glued to the TV to watch the Sox lose in game 7 to the DevilRays, which we didn't mind too much since the DevilRays have never been to the World Series before. I know, listen to me talking about baseball....strange huh?
Update on the puppies....it looks as if it might not be till Spring that we get our little furballs. Jason has been working on the fence every moment he gets, but the weather is turning too cold to try and house-train puppies. I can already picture what a nightmare that would be in the middle of winter.
And as far as our plans for upcoming trips, we'll be spending Christmas out with Jason's family in CA for a week. I'm really excited to get a good amount of time off from work to relax during the holidays. I really want to come out to Seattle to see some family and friends, but I don't have the vacation time to do it just yet. So I'm thinking it might work best after the new year. But trust me, I do miss everyone so much and think of you all often.
That about covers it for now - hope you all are well and enjoying this gorgeous season of fall!!