Saturday, January 13, 2007

Look who we're spending the weekend with! (Kaleb on the left, Joshua on the right). Our church is hosting an Internation Missions Festival for the next week and tonight is the kick-off. Praise in Motion, a dance team, flew in from Miami last night to perform at our weekend services. Our daughter, Leslie's, best friend from high school years, Reba, does their choreography. Having coffee with Reba, Travis and their new baby Zion a few weeks back, she mentioned they would all be here. When I learned some of the dancers were married, and would be traveling with small children, I suggested they send them to our place. With several empty bedrooms, and a nursery for our grandchildren, we're pretty well set up with what they might need.

The two couples, and two small children arrived around 9:30 last night. After feeding them a late supper, we finished it off with pecan pie and ice cream on the side. (I figured they'd burn it off dancing all weekend.) I was surprised to find out Emmanuelle and Keisha, natives of Haiti, had never had pecan pie. A good percentage of my body fat can be attributed to pecan pie over the years. They agreed it was worth the calories.

With all eight of us upstairs, bedtime was interesting. The boys decided they would both sleep in the little toddler bed, in the same room as their parents. I fell asleep, around midnight, to "Josh - U - A" being repeated at regular intervals, praying they would get some sleep. They have a full day, which starts early. Here's hoping bedtime tonight goes a bit more smoothly for what's sure to be weary parents.

We found out the four adults are from Haiti, and the Bahamas. Emmanuelle is a Delinquency Officer. Keisha is a nurse. They have no children yet. Kenci is a fireman. We're covered, whether we get sick, set the house on fire, or decide to go wild and break the law! Angenie stays busy with Kaleb (almost 4) and Joshua (almost 2). It looks like it's going to be a very fun weekend, albeit not completely restful.

Both the men are die-hard football fans, and were grieving that they'd miss the playoff games today. Their wives did NOT give them a pass to skip the services. We're looking forward to watching the game with them later tonight, thanks to the miracle of Tivo. I'm digging in my Rachel Ray cookbook today, hoping to find something good for late night football viewing. That's if Josh - U - A settles down a bit more easily. And I can't wait to see them do their thing tonight. No doubt - it's going to be great.


  posted at 7:30 AM

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