Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Monday, January 21, 2008

A good weekend

Our good friends came and visited this weekend. It was a bit busier as we spent a good bit of the day Saturday at the science museum. That was really draining -- guess Im more out of shape than i thought!

They brought up some of their old furniture that we are buying from them. Two pieces, a big overstuffed chair and a couch. Since we took a sectional size couch out of the living room(and moved it downstairs) it really has a different feel to the room. Andrew and I watched a movie last nite together sitting in the big overstuffed chair. I really enjoyed it! The kids seem to like the new couch(new to us anyway) as well.

I really enjoy getting to see this particular set of friends. We have been friends since elementary and high school, so I have known them a long time. Matt helped out with the cooking and even mopped my floor! They dont bat an eye at just pitching in where its needed. We have long gotten past the needing to "host" and "entertain" them. We just hang out together.

This weekends extravaganza included our now annual bingo game. Both families, wrapped up small presents-- we probably had 60 or so. Matt had adapted the rules so that it didnt take as long. Last years event took over 3 hrs~! So one of the changes involves how many bingos we did before we cleared our cards. And mostly because it was getting really late, we only allowed one final stealing round(where you can bingo and take someone elses prize) but had allowed some stealing throut the game. Cheerios were our markers -- many indeed did get eaten lol! Everyone came away with some goodies. A little trading went on after the game. It was a lot of fun.

Sunday we mostly just hung out together, which was really nice too. We are very blessed to have them in our lives. They very much embody the love of Christ. They blessed us with lots of toilet paper, kleenex and even some goodies. We also got brand new bath towels,handclothes, and washrags. I think Katarina is eyeing the pink one.

They shared with us, how when they were struggling to get out of debt and make bills, how people came alongside them and helped. So that they want to do the same.

Praising God for friendships, love and blessings today!~

MJ

3 Comments:

  • At 10:37 AM, Blogger charmed said…

    That sounds like a great weekend. You are so blessed to have such great friends around you.

     
  • At 10:41 AM, Blogger Bren said…

    Praying for you as I read your hubby's blog!

     
  • At 11:43 AM, Blogger MJ said…

    Thanks so much Bren, I so appreciate that right now as Im knee deep in the muck.

    MJ

     

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