Sunday, August 3, 2008

early monsoon, but a beautiful day in the end

We all got up early this morning and got ready to make the hour trek up the Indian Creek church of Christ in Hardin, IL. My husband was scheduled to preach up there again this morning & is our tradition.. I made muffins for all of us to eat on our way there. (they are yummy & very transportable).

While getting ready this morning, I looked out the window and the sky to the north of our house was crazy looking. There were distinct bands of different shades of gray.. the last band(and at that point still the farthest away by about 10 minutes or so) was a very ominous looking angry dark gray. We finished getting all the critters fed & taken out to do their business when the winds started whipping trees in our backyard.

My husband & I were just getting ourselves into the mini-van when it started sprinkling on us a little bit. By the time we got to our downtown area(about 5 or so minutes from our house).. the rain started to become more of a heavy shower & by the time we were up the Great River Road a little ways.. it was a full-on monsoon!

Finally the heavy rain had stopped by the time we made it "up & over the mountain" and parked at Indian Creek. The service went well.. they had 94 there this morning & it was hard to find seats!! :) They had their Vacation Bible School this past week & averaged 191 for attendance!! (that beat us city folks by about 50 or 60 people!).

My oldest firefly is going to be going to a Music Day Camp at my folk's church this week--it's from 9 til noon each day. He is looking forward to it & I am hoping that it will be a good experience for him.

Well.. it's getting late & despite my 1 1/2 hour nap this afternoon.. I am tired tonight. Hopefully we'll have a good week & get a lot done--that is my goal at least. ;)

1 comment:

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Sounds like a beautiful Sunday. Have an amazing week, I hope it is as productive as you want it to be.