...but we keep on tickin.
Monday was our much anticipated "Family Day". After non-stop ministry related busy-ness, we decided to take a day for ourselves. Our plan? To leave the house and do what WE wanted to do. It was an easy plan really. Monday's have always been what we would call our "off days", but so often, and those of you in the ministry understand, it doesn't always work out like that.
On the agenda?
Grill out for dinner and eat outdoors (a.k.a. our campsite)
Sleep in a tent in the backyard
After leaving the house, we made a quick errand stop and while backing out of our parking lot, we were rear-ended by another car. So the kids and I sat in a hot car for about two hours while insurance men and police offers tried to decide who's fault it was. When we left, we still didn't know who's fault it was...and even today, after a visit to our insurance office, we have yet to determine who's paying for what. Things are like that in Portugal.
The other car.
Our car. Only minor damages, thank the Lord. I'd rather my car be dented than one of my kids.
So finally....off to the restaurant with grumpy kids who skipped breakfast because we were heading to a Pizza Rodízio. (basically a buffet, but they bring the pizza around to all the tables) Finally we arrived and had a great meal which even included pizza with honest to goodness pepperoni! Not just a salami that has been re-named 'pepperoni'....this was the real stuff! A rare treat for us.
Next stop, bowling. Where Faith showed out beating everyone, and Michael threw his back out. But we had a good time anyway.....
Bless her heart...someone show that girl how to bowl!
"Here's my ball daddy!" (Look at him in his bowling shoes!!)
I've always loved bowling shoes....one day I'm going to buy a pair.
Justice was worn out...and Liberty was holding his head while he slept. (She's not that sweet...I made her do it)
I guess she got tired of holding it.....
I know it looks like we're in a bar, but trust me..we weren't. It was a restaurant behind the bowling alley.....Honestly
Then finally home where we grilled out and put up the tent. Brooklyn made a peanut butter pie and we all enjoyed a piece before heading out to the tent. We played Uno by lantern, and then all laid down to sleep....
...but not much sleep was done....not by me anyway...I'm too old to sleep on the ground with only a blanket.
Overall....it was a fun day that we'll not soon forget.