A few weeks ago the Lord put on our hearts to help this single mom we know who is working really hard to provide for her children and take care of everything. So last Saturday we spent about 9 hours at her house with her and her 3 children doing everything from yard work to organizing to installing a digital thermostat and a keypad on her garage door to dejunking her computers and installing security software. It was a blessed time - we all thoroughly enjoyed it, and I'm so proud of the kids because they worked their little hearts out the whole day! It's amazing when you don't own your own home (we are still renting) how it can free you up to do something like that. I remember when we owned, every Saturday was pretty much filled up with mowing and maintenance. It never ended. I kind of can't believe we are still renting when we could buy, especially at a time like this when the housing market is so low, but we continue praying about it and can't get a peace about buying at this time. Plus, we are really enjoying being completely debt free!
The next day Tim and Nathan and Nathan's best friend, Josh, had the opportunity to go to a Bucs game, and they had a blast! The Bucs won, which made the day extra special. Here's a picture of the 3 musketeers themselves:
I just want to say I was very proud of the kids yesterday. The triplets had a Youth in Government meeting from 10am - 3pm where they had to dress up in business attire and participate in a government type of atmosphere where bills were presented and elections of officers were accomplished. I stayed and watched for a bit and was so proud of the way they conducted themselves. Meanwhile, Nicholas was at my boss' house with his son helping them cut apart a tree that had fallen and died in their backyard, and Tim was at the Perrella's helping them put on an extension of their dock to their floating dock. We have been trying to sell our RV and found a place up in Pasco County called Park and Sell, so I drove the RV up there and waited for Tim to pick me up. The problem is that a 15 - 20 minute job with the dock (so he was going to follow me shortly after I left) turned into a 2+ hour job, so I ended up hanging out at the Park and Sell for a couple of hours. Not my idea of a fun Saturday, but I had brought my computer and was able to get some stuff done for Tim's business while waiting, so not a total loss. Anyway, after Nicholas worked all day outside and the triplets worked all day at the Youth in Government function, they came home and proceeded to do their Saturday chore of cleaning the whole house. I never heard one complaint - they just got on it and got it done! So, I just wanted to brag on them a little bit!
Well, this is a lot longer than I had expected - I guess I'm just in a talky mood today! I'll leave you with a picture of the triplets all dressed up in their business attire! They're getting too old too fast!! Their birthday in less then a month away, and they will be driving age - yikes! Hope everyone is enjoying a nice weekend!