"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

January 7, 2013

The weekend and we are all back together

We've been missing Nathan all week. 
He went to IL with M's family. Our house is really quiet when he's away because he normally goes through our house singing and when he isn't singing then he is playing his keyboard or ukulele. When he came back Friday night and our house was immediately full of music once again. : ) 
He's been singing songs from Les Miserables ever since he arrived. Love that guy!

They had a fun time sight seeing in Chicago.

Here he is sledding for the first time in life. : )

               And here are he and M rolling down hills without sleds:

They visited Wheaton College while they were there. This happens to be the college they want to attend at the moment. 
Nathan loved getting to see Tolkien's desk on which he wrote The Hobbit:

And they also saw the wardrobe that was Lewis' inspiration for The Chronicles of Narnia!

I'm a wee bit jealous! : )

Saturday we celebrated Zac's 20th birthday party:

 I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted to because I was busy making people play party games! : )

 Guess who made the cherry fall?
We love you Carlos!

What good sports are friends are!

Our favorite game: Rhyme and Time!
Zac wanted tortilla bowls to put ice cream in. (thank you Pinterest for helping me out with that!)

I sprayed both sides of a flour tortilla with cooking spray and then sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on one side and placed them on the bottom of a muffin tin. They cooked for 8 minutes at 425. We filled them with cookies and cream ice-cream and chocolate syrup. : ) They were a big hit.

Today, TWO of our kids headed to college! This is Nathan's last semester of high school and he is dual enrolling at the community college that Zac is attending. Yay! And it is FREE. Gotta love free college credit. I only had to buy one book since Zac was able to give him the other one. So, $140 for 6 college credits isn't bad right? ; ) Whoo-hoo!

I seem to be constantly reminded lately that it is hard to let your kids grow up but it is exciting.

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