He loved the pool with Daddy (good thing the DiSH only reads my blog when I prompt him to, because he'd be a little bit agitated I do believe, if he saw that I put him on the internet in the pool!)
That's Mr. Smarty Pants in motion behind the DiSH....cool, huh?!
We saw great friends from High School over the weekend, and it was mentioned that it felt more like a family reunion than a high school reunion. Our graduating class numbered 32, and 17 of us showed up this past weekend. Not bad. :) It is a church school, Seventh-day Adventist to be exact. I found it very interesting that one of THE first questions that someone asked after literally only minutes of being together was, "who still goes to church?" This was asked by a guy that does not go anymore. I noticed right away that the question was greatly avoided by some, but quickly answered by others. You guessed it, those that don't go, didn't answer. Those that do, were not ashamed to say so. I thought a lot about that whole scenario as the weekend progressed. It didn't bother me that not everyone still goes to church. It sure does NOT mean that they are atheists! I've heard people say that they need church. I've heard others say it doesn't matter what day they worship on, or where they worship. For me I think it's like this: I say and do the things I do because I am a christian. I am not a christian because of the things I say and do. Does that make sense? It's in my head, but getting it out is hard! I love Jesus. So I try and live my life for Him. The "Jesus" part, the "christian" part comes first. The rest follows. For me, its that simple. The formula that is! Not necessarily all the steps it takes to get there! It is a daily struggle for sure. As was the riding with Little Man, in the car for 10+ hours! I made it through it, so did he and the rest of the fam, and now we can sit relaxed, look at pictures of the weekend, and breathe easily. :)
I will end with some pictures from the Corning Glass Works Museum in Corning, NY. We did this on Friday with the kids. What a neat place. Enjoy some of my favorite glass pieces....