Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Back to Normal

For the past few weeks, we have been busy preparing to host the final Backyard Bible Adventure of the summer at our house. Joe and the boys pruned and planted shrubbery; power washed our house, driveway and pool area; and painted patio furniture and window frames. The girls helped me pick up, scrub and fluff the inside of the house.

After working so hard, it felt good to enjoy the fruits of our labor with friends today. We had so much fun! After a busy morning of playing, swimming, eating and crafting, the girls disappeared into Mary Ashley's room. When they emerged to rejoin the group, they were dressed like this. And I would have to admit, when a party is winding down, it does feel so good to slip into something more comfortable. Even -- or maybe especially -- when you're a princess!

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