Monday, February 18, 2008

February Conference

We enjoyed having 5 ladies stay with us for a week while they attended the Biblical Counseling Conference at our church. We had Lynn Kenny (from Ishpeming, MI), Aunt Louise Helfinstine (Des Moines, IA), Aunt Elaine Kari (Ishpeming, MI), Mom (Ishpeming, MI), and Marcia Karvonen (Negaunee, MI). We were able to house them all (thankfully they didn't mind sharing beds)--and Lynn brought a wonderful air mattress, too.

In our free moments at home we enjoyed putting together a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, although Juju must have eaten one of the pieces--or else it fell on the floor and is lost.

We celebrated Valentine's Day while they were here, so these are the flowers that Dad sent Mom (Dad, this is what they looked like). He also got her a balloon and a card. And Marcia got a teddy bear!

We enjoyed fellowshipping together around food. Sarah and I made some meals for them (tacos, split pea soup, lasagna, and chef salad--and cheescake!) but we also went out to eat. This is at our final destination Saturday morning--IHOP!

We had a great time. Too bad they couldn't stay longer, but we did still make it to the mall (twice)!

Juju enjoyed the extra attention and made herself quite at home with the company!

They left Saturday morning. Hope to see you soon!


Erin said...

I bet that was a busy week for you, but it looks like you had fun! My friends did find housing and had a great week! Maybe I'll be able to come someday! Retreats make it hard to get away though.

Mom said...

Thanks, Beth, for having us at your house--the week went fast. The only sad thing about the mall was finding the pet store closing its doors on Friday after looking at puppies on Sunday.