* My amazing goddaughter Violet spent most of the weekend with us. She says the funniest things which kept Dan and I laughing the entire time. The kids absolutely adored having her here. We went to a petting zoo, I made these brownies, and Dan popped popcorn while they had a movie night. Indigo, Tarikua, and Violet stayed up until almost midnight, giggling under the covers by the light of the twilight turtle. There was swimming, art, nail painting and tea parties. Indigo cried when it was time to say good-bye.
*Both Jude and Iris somehow managed to find a few quiet moments to themselves this weekend.
* All four of our caterpillars hatched into butterflies. (We lost two the time before so this was fabulous news!).
*Dan and I just registered for the Idea Camp, a collaborative, conversational conference in Austin next month on the topic of human care.
From the website:
This September we invite you to add your voice to this important conversation of caring for Orphaned & Vulnerable Children, Empowering Women, Organizational Health, and Leadership.
We want to engage in fresh, honest and transformative conversations with leading thinkers and practitioners on topics including how the people of the church care for the poor, the vulnerable, the other and self while unpacking how differences of gender, race, mental health, world view, and age influence our approach. Our desire is to live life as God’s loving expressions of grace and hope to our world through tangible acts of care for all of humanity. We need your voice, your experience, and your presence in this lifelong pursuit.
They don't have childcare available, so Dan and I are going to take turns attending. We can't wait! If you're interested in attending, this video provides more information.
I hope you had a relaxing weekend!