Happy Monday! Can we please just go back to the weekend? I'm not ready for another work week. This weekend was a good one and left my heart so, so full. We soaked up lots of friend and {church} family time. I am exhausted today, but it is so worth it.

Friday night we went over to our pastor's house for an art exhibit on his farm. One of our church members is a recently single mom and paints beautiful canvases. She showcased her work around the farm and gardens and had 8 paintings for sale. Each one of her paintings had spiritual meaning and name {Exodus, Genesis, Crucifixion, etc}. Our church family rallied and helped her sell all 8 paintings. They also had a wine tasting and cheeses from a local farm. The kids ran around the farm petting the animals, playing in the treehouse and on the inflatable slide. Later that evening they projected Zootopia outside and had a fire going for s'mores. It was an amazing evening and their farm is awesome!

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Saturday morning we woke up and finished cleaning the house and getting ready for friends that were coming in from Houston. It's been a whole year since we had seen them and it was a long overdue visit. However, I love that no matter how much time passes between us we always pick right back up! The Tolberts are such dear friends to us and we are so blessed to have them in our lives.

We chatted for a while and then the kids had a quick waterballoon fight...

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Then we all loaded up in the carpool van and we showed them around our town! It was neat to show them little places that are special to us. After our tour we went to eat at Nate's favorite restaurant, Ojedas {Beth, there it is again! haha}. We left there and went straight to Academy for bait and then headed out to the lake for some fishing. On the way there we saw a glorious sunset. Nothing was biting, but we had a good time.

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Sunday was church and the Tolberts joined us! We were so excited to have our friends at our church. We love that place and want to share it with the world! Service was AMAZING.

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This is Church.
God is faithful in the midst of suffering.

I love that whoever was working the balcony was able to capture this photo. It moves me. This is our church praying around our pastor and his wife.

After church we grabbed a couple of photos with the kiddos.

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Then we loaded up for some little adventures. The Tolberts wanted to eat lunch somewhere that they didn't have in their hometown. Joe lived in California for a while so we settled on In and Out Burger. He hasn't had it since his California days and his family had never had it. It was really good! And I cheated on my diet. O'well. We spent the rest of the day at Cabela's. We all love that place! The kids had fun driving the boats and four wheelers and looking at the animals It was a fun time!

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Then it was time to say goodbye to our friends! We started missing them the minute they pulled out of the driveway! We can't wait to go visit them in their hometown!

How was your weekend?


  1. What a weekend! That's so wonderful of your church to rally around her. I'm sure her heart could have burst Friday evening. Yay for friends visiting!

  2. Looks like a great weekend and so nice that you got to see your friends!

  3. What a special weekend with your friends! And just a few (five?) more work days, then you're headed on vacay, right?

  4. What a fun filled weekend! Your pastor's farm looks amazing. What kind of bird is that? Such a perfect summer weekend with the water balloon fight and nighttime fishing.

  5. What a fun-filled weekend! We missed church thanks to C's virus but I'm excited to go because our new pastor is starting his transition to lead pastor and I'm really looking forward to the change it brings to our church.

  6. Your pictures are always so full of love! What a great weekend!

  7. What a great weekend! Friday night sounds like a complete blast! I love supporting local artists. Yay for friends coming into town. Looked like fun.

  8. Ojedas!!! It just keeps popping up all around. Must. Have. Ojedas, lololol! Oh goodness friend it looks like you had an amazing weekend. That farm is beautiful and I love that you love your church so very much. Also I didn't know that you had Inn and Out's but I'm not really surprised either. Happy Monday friend.

  9. It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! I love how much you love your church. I always say, going to church doesn't save you, but what a blessing it is to be surrounded by people to lift you up in prayer when you need it. I'm so glad you have that!

  10. Your weekend looked like tons of fun. We have 2 Polish chickens and call them out hippie chicks haha. The farm is beautiful. I keep telling Dean that we need to grow sunflowers. It's always so fun to have guests come and visit especially ones like yours.

  11. You get the best sunsets! And that chicken/bird still cracks me up! And now I want in and out and an once again jealous we don't have them here!

  12. I love that you have an in n out by you! Some how I didn't know that. BUT being from CA and having them everywhere, I understand how Joe would miss it! I bet it was as good as it looks in the pictures :)
    So glad you had a great weekend! I'm with you... I wish it wouldn't have ended. Even though it's now Tuesday, I'm not ready for this week yet either!

  13. What a great weekend! So happy you could share your church life with such good friends! :)

  14. Sounds like a great weekend if you ask me! That sunset was amazing! Here's to good friends and distance not stopping you!


Thanks for the comments! Hope you are having an amazing day!!