BUT... this weekend was unusual in a different way than the last unusual weekend!
This weekend we were Mike and Carrie's last stop before leaving for Angola. For the past couple of weeks, Mike has been off work trying to get everything ready for this move. I can't even imagine what it is like to put some things in storage, some things to pack up and ship, some things to get rid off, two cars to sell, get a house ready to put on the market, and get all of the visas, passports, and paper work complete. Then figure out what they need for the first 6 mos. and pack it up, and travel with 2 kids, a dog, and 30 pieces of luggage. So we are their last stop of aquiring the extra things they need and the last minute packing. Our house is filled with baby stuff, kid stuff, dog stuff, luggage, and boxes but...we are loving it. Hopefully it has also been a brief break for Mike and Carrie, some good food, a true Sabbath day of rest :), and time to see us and Sam and Audrey. (Sam, Audrey and Eli came on Saturday and just left today). In a couple days, I'll do another post with some "people pictures" :) Here are a few nonpeople pics, mostly for Annie, so that she knows that my house is not always neat :)