First were friends who traveled out to see us, parked their camper in our driveway, and stayed for a couple of days. We had a wonderful time with them! And it was so encouraging and refreshing to talk with them about the Lord, various scriptural topics, and more.
Our time together was filled with things such as a much enjoyed evening playing music and singing hymns, sitting around their barbecue grill talking while they grilled lunch for all of us (they also grilled a delicious dinner for us, too!), more talking ( and laughter :), having them come out to the farmers market and experience that, and when Leah and I were at the riding center, they all stopped by there as well.
We were thankful to be able to enjoy this time with them!
I just re-discovered this photo . . . someone had sent it to me last year, and I had completely forgotten that it was on my phone. Will has made so much more progress since then!
Anyway, they all came out for a bit to see the baby goats, and needless to say, our time with them was much enjoyed by all!
The kids with the kids :)
It was so fun watching the children and seeing how much they enjoyed the animals! (chickens and dogs included.) Petting them, giving the goat kids hugs, and Will even gave one of the kids a kiss. :)
Suzi was convinced she needed a baby goat at home. :)
Will and I also had a lot of fun playing 'chase' and throwing balls back and forth . . . .
Run Will! We were having a race back to the goat pen. :)
We finished our time together with first eating cookies; then me surrounded by Will, Layla and Suzi as we 'played' away on the piano while Leah played on the floor with Sadie and talked with Molly; and finally picking some flowers before saying 'goodbye' until the next time we get together . . . which will hopefully be soon for a fun time at a state park!
(photos courtesy of Molly :)
Monday found us yet again with more company . . . we spent the afternoon and evening together talking, enjoying the baby goats, and then they took us out for dinner. Unfortunately, our evening ended a little earlier than planned as there were unexpected storms on the way, and we still needed to get home and take care of all the animals.
It was quite welcome in a way, though, as our area was very much in need of rain! We watched the darkening sky, listened to the rumbles of thunder, and hoped that it would indeed rain! And it did. Finally! It started raining that evening and rained all the way through the night and well into the next day. A good, soaking rain. What a blessing from the Lord! Already the plants are looking greener and the flowers brighter.
With all of this . . . having company was definitely a highlight of the last little while. :) So thankful for the friends that God has blessed us with!