I finally did it! At the prompting of my friend Lauren we actually made our own laundry detergent. I've been wanting to do it for a while but for some reason just hesitated at doing it on my own. It really is super easy to make, my wash is as clean as ever and at a penny a load it is a very thrifty way to go. One batch should last our two families for six months or so.
Our friends, the Goodson's (recently returned from Spain), came and spent the weekend with us. Rob and Charlie were ordained as elders at Harmony Ridge at the same time. We're so happy their family is back and close enough to visit regularly! When they left Claire was a newborn so looking at this picture was sort of mindblowing.
On Saturday night a few more friends joined us for Hurricane Ribs and a round of Phase Ten. (What's hurricane ribs you ask? Well the Goodson home was the house to ride out hurricanes...and somehow a tradition developed of eating ribs standing around the kitchen.)
They even brought their dog. I know! A dog. But Divinci is not your ordianary dog...he's awesome. The kids loved having him around and this unfortunately has fanned the flame of them wanting a pet. Sadly, the Goodson's saw right through our planned distraction so one of the kids could sneak him out of the car.
I went to a blog party over at Femina...I've spent a minute or two roaming cyberspace and I've been encouraged reading the thoughts of others sharing what God is doing in their lives. For those of you who aren't familiar with Femina, it's the blog hosted by Nancy Wilson and various members of her family. I highly recommend it to Christian woman of all ages. They get into some great discussions in the comment section so plan to visit with a cup of coffee or tea and stay a while.
Now I really must go clean up my kitchen. It is Teacher Appreciation week and I baked three loaves of bread (nobody get excited...they weren't from scratch but still rather tasty :-) and four dozen muffins. It is a small thing to do for the best teachers at the best Christian school in Northwest Florida.
Have a wonderful day, friends!