Saturday, August 19, 2017

Harris' in Town

Cody and his kids stopped in to see us for a few days after a long trip around the States. We're grateful for their friendship and the efforts they make to see us.

Dinner upon arrival.

I'm pretty sure that's Star Wars they are watching here. 

BBQ and ice cream in Cibolo. 

The girls did some domestic knitting and baking. 

We didn't do too much. They had been traveling for a month or so and were pretty tired out, so we mostly stayed at home and hung out. I took the kids to the hill one evening and we hiked to the top. We went swimming for an hour, we watched movies, we went to church Sunday morning. 

An enjoyable time to renew friendships.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ecclesiastes 3

 "God's beautiful but tantalizing world is too big for us, yet its satisfactions are too small. Since we were made for eternity, the things of time cannot fully and permanently satisfy.*"

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
     a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
     a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
     a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
     a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
     a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 

(*from my Bible's commentary)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Nearing the End of Summer

Elizabeth made Croissants for the first time, and they were THE best! 

Phoebe was working on BB8 for a couple of days there. 

The kids have had lots of trampoline parks this summer between their own birthday activities and others inviting them to birthday activities. This one is Altitude. It's a little more of a drive from our house, but Jonathan likes the openness of it.

I took the three youngers to the skating rink one 1/2 price day. 
Liz stays home from actives more these days and enjoys her time alone. 

At a fun splash park in New Braunfels.