As many of you may have realized by now, we really enjoy the outdoors and being active in whatever comes our way. Once in a while, there are some price tags. A few weeks ago, David was invited to join some friends to play some soccer and volleyball. Wanting to burn energy right off the bat, he chose the pick up game of soccer first. Before long, in a moment of stiff competition he ended up colliding with someone and breaking his nose. Thus, the long silence from us all.
David’s mom happened to be in town and was able to watch Paul while we went together for several doctor visits and eventually a minor surgery to reset the bone in David’s nose.
One of the perks of having the injury was being able to spend some extra hours at home. We love doing things together. Priscilla’s chicken pot pie was so delicious and David enjoyed rolling out the crust for it.Paul enjoyed some extra grandma time and especially when he got to watch (and help :-)) her play piano.
One of the ways Priscilla enjoys encouraging young ladies is by inviting them over to do some cooking together. Not only does she get to try cooking new things, but she also has the opportunity to get to know the girls and invest in their lives.
It was a beautiful day, so we decided to have everyone eat out on our deck. What a fun evening and one that will have lasting memories. Priscilla’s two Mexican friends returned to Mexico later that week.
Abigail Renee’s Baby Shower
David’s brother Adam and his wife Valerie recently had their first baby–A girl. They named her Abigail Renee. David’s mom was still in town when they had their baby shower so she and Priscilla enjoyed attending this special event.“Mom Waller,” as we call David’s mom, and some friends stopped by one of the tables at the baby shower and made some special hair bows.
Sunday was our first day without David’s nose cast so we celebrated by going out to one of his family’s favorite restaurants. It is a Chinese restaurant that they have gone to off and on for special days for twenty years with the same staff and management still there and remembering us each time we are in town.
David’s parents are preparing to celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary. We are grateful for their example of staying true to the Lord and each other no matter what the circumstances.Paul loves “Daddy time.” There is nothing quite like a little guy thrilled to pieces to see you that blesses a daddy’s heart.It is always fun to be around Christian young people and get some good exercise. This quick game of two-hand-touch football was a pick up game at a park in Southern Illinois called Starved Rock State Park.
Recently, David’s parents came through town and were on their way up for a short weekend in Canada to visit David’s sister. We all jumped in the minivan and headed up to be with them. Paul enjoyed some fun with his cousins and it is certain that they enjoyed having a younger cousin to hold and take care of as well, even if they are not that much bigger.
Paul loved playing with his cousins so much so that he did not want to go down for his usual naps. In fact, I think he set records for staying awake only napping once during the day. There was just too much to do and way to much fun to have with his cousins.David’s sister Rachelle cooked up a storm! Growing up, she did a masterful job helping David’s mom keep David and all his brothers well fed. We enjoyed a veritable feast with a classic Thanksgiving Dinner a month early.Grandma and Grandpa Waller enjoyed taking three of their four grandchildren on a walk all at the same time.Priscilla quickly jumped in to help make some amazing brownies. Serena Grace, only three years old wanted to be sure to help stir and do a little taste testing :-).
Our feast was enjoyed by all, even served on fine China. Most of all, the fellowship was special. David’s dad took some time to play with Nehemiah who turned one year old this week. What a precious family! Rachelle was the first of our siblings to get married and has been a real example to us all. She moved up to Canada and is still making all of the big adjustments of living life in a different country.
“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers” (Proverbs 17:6).