The next morning, Mallory played with her friends Sophie (15 months) and Parker (7 months), both are children from old friends back at Hickory Grove. It was fun to rekindle friendships, celebrate a birthday, and watch our kids interact. We unsuccessfully tried to get a group picture for a few minutes but couldn't get the kids to cooperate (surprise???). Erin suggested popping in a video, which worked wonders. At least they're all looking in the same direction!
On Sunday, we visited the church that the Jordan's go to (the same church of the pastor who introduced us to them) and I think we'll be attending there for a few weeks. Pastor Weems is starting a bible study on Wednesday nights using JI Packer's "Knowing God", which is one of Patrick's favorite books and is looking forward to the study. Anyway, we had another couple over to our house for lunch on Sunday after church (Patrick's co-worker and his wife who just moved here from Indiana). And after a baby shower I attended later in the afternoon, I was finally able to rest up! Whew!
Saturday night, we had dinner with some new friends, the Jordans. We met them through the pastor of a church we had visited last fall. The Jordans have 4 young boys; Mallory is between the two youngest. It was a fun evening and SOOO refreshing to meet another reformed family! I'm actually heading over to their house on Thursday so the kids to play together and allow me to get to know Shannon more!
God has truly blessed us this week/weekend. We've met some new people, which God knows we need the fellowship, and we were able to hang out with old friends. Lots of fun memories were made!