Sorry, friends, for being the super-blogging-slacker that I am. Being sick for half a week puts me really behind in the Chores department, and makes me extra tired. Hopefully, I'll be 100% soon.

And hopefully that 'Soon' comes in the next few days, as I'm having super-exciting out-of-town guests this weekend, and more for dinner. Also, it's the Weekend of Service, and we're taking my nephew to a pumpkin patch for his birthday. So, I'm totally looking forward to the weekend, but it's gonna be full. I'm gonna need an Outer Banks beach rentals vacation when it's all over!

After all this excitement, my small group is welcoming new members Monday- going from 8 adults, 5 kids, 1 on the way to 12 adults, 7 kids, 2 on the way. I can't wait to see the 5 three- or almost-three-year-olds all together. It will be hilarious. Or pure chaos. Or both. And, yes, we'll be the only couple in the group who doesn't have a child born in the last half of 2006. I just have a dog born during that time period. But he's not invited on Monday. He would certainly add to the chaos, though!

Speaking of the small group... we just finished reading Justice in the Burbs by Will and Lisa Samson. The book really hit home, and both energized and encouraged us to do more of what we're doing as well as challenged us to do some things differently. Josh & I are still processing it. Definitely worth a read, especially if you're wondering where or how (or why) to get involved in justice issues. Now we have to figure out what our next step is...

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