Today's "Dishing It" topic is "Summer Rewind." That's a great topic for me, because this has been one of the best summers ever here at our house. Why? Mostly because my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. An amazing feat for two people who are obviously only 36 years old! (Well, 36 plus 10.) We celebrated big-time by taking a trip--a second honeymoon--to Paris. I think I'd have to say that our second honeymoon was better than our first honeymoon!
In addition to our anniversary travels, we've had a good time with our kids this summer. Our oldest son spent 10 weeks in Santa Cruz, California on a Summer Project with Campus Crusade for Christ. A real highlight for me was getting to visit Will in Santa Cruz. It was such fun to see him with his wonderful friends, all of them working to serve God and grow in their relationships with God and each other.
Will and his roommates at Half Dome
Our two younger sons were at home with us all summer, and I'm awfully glad--I'm not quite ready for my nest to be empty yet!
I also had the privilege of attending the Renovare' Covenant Retreat this summer. Founded by Richard J. Foster, Renovare' is a ministry advocates, encourages, and resources spiritual formation and intentional living. No ministry has impacted my life more than Renovare', and I am so thankful to be a part of this fellowship. And I was thrilled when I was recently asked me to become a Renovare' blogger! Click here if you'd like to read the first post I wrote for the Renovare' blog.
As for things I've accomplished around the house, I'm afraid my projects have been few and far between. I'm currently working on some much-needed de-cluttering, but that's not very exciting. I did make this cute ottoman from a styrofoam cooler, and we're enjoying it on our screened porch. It's small but very sturdy--just right for propping your feet on when you're relaxing. Click here for the tutorial.
Summer's almost over for us; all three boys go back to school in less than two weeks. I think I'm ready to get back into the routine of school days, and I'm definitely ready for autumn weather!
How's your summer been?