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Holiday Weekend

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The days are very long right now in the Pacific Northwest--it's 9 pm right now and just beginning to be twilight--and our days continue to be full.  On the Fourth of July itself we did the classic all-American meal of hamburgers on the grill, macaroni salad, and brownies, and among the other events of the holiday weekend were the wedding that Husband did on Friday (followed by celebratory bowling) and church with the Lutherans today (Husband preached for them in the absence of their pastor). Youngest went out to a sleepover with a friend which allowed Husband and me to have a great dinner out without kids (Eldest still being on her mission trip in Los Angeles)--and we spent the afternoon today shopping at the outlet mall (Youngest got some new shirts, Husband got some new chinos, and I now have so many dresses that I'll have to start wearing them to work!).

In these last few weeks I survived the latest round of volunteer training classes (love those Saturdays at work) and managed to preach and lead worship three times in a row at the Presbyterian church of Laurelhurst.  Among the great joys of leading worship there was being able to baptize little Oliver on June 14th. (To read the baptism sermon, "Living Water," click here; sermons from the other two days are also posted.)



As we head into the heat of the summer, Husband and I are looking forward to our 20th wedding anniversary--on the same date scheduled for the premiere of the new Harry Potter movie and the advent of Walla Walla onion rings at Burgerville--and then a reunion with Husband's family, Youngest's birthday, and our week in Southern Oregon!

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klwilliams
Jul. 6th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
At midsummer in Pocatello it won't get dark until 11:00 p.m.
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