Thursday, May 16, 2019

Spring visits and mushrooms

Last weekend we enjoyed three different family times.

On Friday we headed for supper with Fritzlin's second foster family from his time at Children of the Promise. He enjoyed hanging out with the kids, meeting their 4-H projects [goats, calfs, and pigs] and jumping on their trampoline.

Saturday afternoon we headed up to Calvin. We first helped Anna break down the beds in her room. We then headed out for some Chinese food-Anna likes the sushi, Fritzlin the sea food crabs and crawfish, Cory likes spicy while Eli and I are not as adventuresome

Then we went and loaded up some boxes from both of the college kids, and Eli's lazy boy chair. On the way back we stopped in at Cory's folks to drop off the orchid we picked up for his mom.

Sunday morning we headed over to my brother's church where he and I talked about 'Things Mama said'. Our mom had guessed something was up as my brother usually asks her to speak with him but this year did not.

Then we headed back to my folks so that we could enjoy lunch with my folks, and brother's family.

Cory's been mushroom hunting several times so we are enjoying a few morels and lots of pheasant back mushrooms. Fritzlin continues to work on his school work. This week we are sorting through some of the stuff in storage to prepare for the college kid's moving back.

Yesterday I found ALL three of the items that the college kids have been missing for over a year: Eli's collection of patches from places we've visited; a glass dragonfly of his; and Anna's purple piggy bank.

I also finished a big part of my continuing medical education requirements for this year!

We share stories with Fritzlin while in the barn as we looked through some of our childhood treasures and household stuff that is in drums. Eli and Anna now have their own drum...which includes some of their baby clothes.

We will continue to sort and hopefully donate more items that we no longer feel the need to hang on to and doubt that our children will want in the future.

One more day to sort and prepare for our exciting weekend. Friday-move Anna out of the dorm, start shopping with Anna for business formal attire, international graduation family lunch, chapel and then family cookout.

Saturday Cory and I along with both sets of our parents will attend breakfast at Calvin, then we have a bit of time to hang out with Eli before graduation at 2 followed by a reception and moving him out.

Sunday we speak at Refuge Church which meets in the old Allegan Wesleyan Church, Kris' home church.

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