This past weekend was all about Africa. Which I have to remind myself is sort of like saying this past weekend was all about North America. Not very descriptive, if you know what I mean!
Our friends Don and Danielle Pierce and their children are here from Uganda, and we were so privileged to get to hang out with them Friday and Saturday morning. The girls are so grown up now, you can really see the positive affect their new lifestyle is having and Andrew was in heaven the whole time. He said yesterday when we were talking about their visit, "Those girls are seem the closest to God of any kids I know. You can really tell they love Jesus." We spent the afternoon and evening catching up and in the morning after breakfast we got to see movies and photos (some of which I have in my hot little hands for scrapbooking purposes!!!) It was a lovely time and we sure hope they can squeeze in more time with us while they are in Minnesota.
Saturday night we headed to the Fabulous Halloween Party of Park and Julie. We had a great time and Andrew was in the haunted house more than out of it. The kids kept mixing us strange, horrifying drinks in the garage, and some of the parents mixed me a drink that about knocked me on my behind! Goldschlager, 'nuff said. Andrew AND Scott won the brain game. Andrew got a cool bag of party favors: Scott got half the brain. ICK! It was disgusting, but he was brave and took a bite anyway! What does all that have to do with Africa? Um....we were looking at a globe at one point and talking about how people say Africa but are more specific about countries elsewhere in the world. Weird!
Then the top off of the whole shebang. LION KING at the Orpheum Theatre downtown. Dave and Lisa treated us to something we could never do on our own, and we treated them to dinner at Palamino as a thank you. I had my first Mojito (and my second!)
The Lion King was AMAZING! I can't possibly convey how wonderful it was, but can only tell you that I cried TWICE at the beauty and wonder of it, and Andrew was on the edge of his seat agape the whole night. Truly amazing!
Then of course Monday was the second date of our Young Writers Workshop and the african tie in there was the natives were restless! It was crazy and fun and all the kids' stories are coming along nicely! Its going to be so fun to see the finished product at the end!
So, here are some random raw photos to illustrate the last four crazy days!