Yesterday was one of my favorite Sundays ever. Jackson and I hadn't been at our church in two weeks due to travel and it was good to be back. Curt also happened to be preaching at the 10:40 service, so that made it an extra-special day for our family. We woke up bright and early to get to church at 8:45 for Curt's sound check. Jacks and I sat in the back and enjoyed hearing the orchestra warm up. I've been hearing that our traditional service has been awesome and kind of wanted to stay! But I love my Sunday school class. While we waited I got to visit with a senior adult sister that I'd never met and enjoyed that very much.
Afterward Curt and I took Jackson to Sunday school. Sometimes Jacks does really funny things when he walks into class (like sticking fingers in both of his nostrils) but this time he had no antics for us. BTW, have I mentioned that my child calls himself Tachi? He really enjoys abbreviating words (monster truck = monsh, goldfish = goldf) and I think maybe "Jackson" takes too much energy for him to be bothered to say it. So we dropped off Tachi and I headed to class. Curtis got back in the car and went over his sermon some more.
I was super early to class and got to visit with the girls before we started. Usually I get there a minute before we start, which stinks. After that I got to hear my hubby preach and I was so blessed. I had prayed in the car that it would be a demonstration of the Spirit's power and I felt that it was. Praise God! He has been so faithful to provide lots of chances for Curt to serve in various ways since we moved back to Houston. We are grateful to our Pastor Gregg for giving him the opportunity to preach while he was on sabbatical. We look forward to getting our pastor back next week!
I am also really missing First Irving because the beginning of the fall semester is such an exciting time there. It is so fun when the college students come back. I know they are going to have an awesome year with the new minister and the leaders God has put in place. Janelle, you know I miss you every single day, especially Sundays!
We got to have a really fun lunch with my parents at IHOP. Jackson is going through a little growth spurt or something because he ate a whole kids meal with silver dollar pancakes, bacon, and eggs by himself. You won't hear me complain though because if child eats, mommy eats!
We went home for a quick nap. Everyone slept but Jackson, who refuses to sleep on most Sundays. I think it's evidence of his sin nature that he won't sleep on the Sabbath.
At 4:00 we went to Paul and Lara Tate's house for our first Dinner 8 with our Sunday school class. We swam in their pool and had hot dogs, hamburgers, and pie. They have four awesome school age daughters who basically entertained Jackson the entire time. We had so much fun. Their daughter Courtney is about to entire the wonderful world of volleyball and I enjoyed getting to hear about that. Speaking of volleyball, I have to say that Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are just cool. As I watched them a few days ago, my inner 14-year-old was wondering what I could do to make myself just like them.
Well, that is all I have to say about Sunday. It was a great day. Today was boring and hard discipline-wise. Jackson seems to be regressing in some areas of discipline that we'd had some success with. I'm sure it's normal but it's frustrating! Also, my dishwasher and laundry are currently ruling over me. I have a lot to conquer tonight. Well, at least I have a washing machine and a dish washer, right? Gymnastics awaits! Adios!
P.S. Stephanie Brown Trafton. Knew nothing about her before tonight but I heard her say on TV, "I prayed to God to give me peace of mind..." and I googled her. Read this. Awesome. Okay, how can I make myself like Stephanie?