Good morning, friends! I hope you guys had a great weekend. Ours was filled with 70 degree weather and lots of sunshine. A year ago this weekend we had lots of snow and two years ago on this same weekend we had the ice apocalypse hit while we were driving home from Dallas so I’m especially grateful for all the warmth. 🙂
Our weekend kicked off with a Harry Potter themed birthday for a 7-year-old which was all kinds of fun. I snapped some photos on my phone, but I don’t know several of the kids or their parents so I’m going to not post those here. Just imagine a group of kids running around playing quidditch and having potions class. It was adorable.
Saturday was filled with continuing the kitchen project. We are now on phase two since the cabinets/countertops are in. I want to say that we are close to finishing, but I’ve thought that before and well… here we are 4 months later, ha! But it’s definitely starting to look great! 🙂
Saturday evening we joined 19,000 other Memphians (and people from the tri-State area) to hit max capacity at the FedEx Forum for Winterjam. 10 bands for $10 at the door and it is awesome every time. Every artist who performed was so talented, but my favorites this time included For King & Country (they sang Shoulders which, as you guys know, was like my theme song this time last year), Matthew West, Lauren Daigle, David Crowder Band, Newsong, and Sidewalk Prophets. Such an incredible night!
Sunday evening after life group ended, someone handed Christopher a baby. This is actually not terribly uncommon in our group of friends. There are a lot of babies and toddlers and kids who all need attention. And if there is an adult with free hands, babies get passed over pretty quickly. Christopher is great with toddlers and kids, but babies kind of scare him so his face when he was handed the baby was pretty great (not to mention that this was actually the second time in less than a week that someone has handed him a baby to hold). He has yet to drop one, but he is convinced it could happen. However, despite how uncomfortable he is, he is always willing to help out and it makes my heart smile seeing him with the tiny ones. 🙂
Are you comfortable holding babies? What about your significant other? I was definitely not a natural when I first started holding babies as a teenager, but lots of practice has made me quite as ease with it.
What is the best themed birthday party you’ve been to? This Harry Potter one was pretty awesome!