Saturday, August 8, 2009

Looper visit

Yesterday we went to visit one of the Looper families that we knew before I was a Looper. We knew them from Seminary. They used to live up on the Canadian border, but last winter they moved a little more than 2 hours away from us. We drove over and spent the afternoon with them. First, the Lambs and their children got out nearly all their toys and played with them in the living room. Then we headed over to a nearby park and tried to get rid of some energy with the kids. They showed us their church with beautiful stained glass windows. Then we ordered pizza and had ice cream too. Finally we took a few photos before heading home.
The Girls-Emma, Jenny H., and Ewe

Lamb 3 with one of his godfathers, Pastor H.

All the kids-Thanks Jenny for the photo! Lamb 3 enjoyed walking on the windowsill.

Kids by age
Lamb 3 (1), Lamb 2 (3), Emma (almost 4), Lamb 1 (5), Christopher (6)
Most people wouldn't believe that we drove 2 hours each way to visit friends-and that those are our closest (in distance) friends. The Lambs enjoyed playing. We don't have many kids at our church or neighborhood so it was nice to have a "play date". Jenny kept it simple-just play and simple munchies for supper with the pizza. It's nice that you don't have to spend a lot of money or go somewhere to have a nice afternoon. It was also nice for us to get a day away without visiting members or shopping.
Ram came home to an answering machine message that a member died. They didn't call the cell phone or he would have known earlier. They wanted to wait to do some funeral planning until Sunday afternoon so Ram didn't have to get up early today and start planning. This man has been expected to die for a few months and he was the oldest member of this congregation. Even when it's expected, it's still difficult. This will be a busy week adding in a funeral.


Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Say Hi to Jenny and Nathan for us--we miss them!

Dakotapam said...

Looks like fun! Wow, Emma is much bigger than last time I saw her! How are Nathan and Jenny doing?