Last Saturday was serve day at our church! The girls and I volunteered with a group at a local park, handing out free water and popsicles! We also passed out information and bracelets about human trafficking!
I worked the night before and had just enough time to get home and change into my serve shirt before heading out to the park.
Eden and Journey love selfies!
After serving we enjoyed a lunch at the church served by a special group of volunteers! It was a nice treat after our time in the park!
Sunday, we headed to the main church campus in Birmingham!
The girls were so excited, they didn't mind leaving the house at 5am for the trip!
We arrived so early that the cafe wasn't opened!
We met one of the campus pastors, Mayo Sowell! I accidentally didn't capture Kendall on my first photo and Mr. Sowell insisted on another try with Kendall in the photo!
While we waited for the doors to the main sanctuary to open the girls rested on this bench!
The girls were so excited and couldn't wait to see Pastor Chris Hodges in person!
One of the girls snapped this photo as Pastor Chris was reaching to shake their hand!
After shaking each of the girls hands Chris came over and said he had been to China many times and asked what provinces the girls were from! Then it was time for service!
We all enjoyed our time of worship and seeing our senior pastor in person as he taught! The sling, he recently had shoulder surgery!
After church before leaving we all picked up a drink and snack from the cafe!
Journey wanted her photo taken with Eden!
I love when Kendall smiles!
Mackinley is so graceful and photogenic!
Avery didn't want her photo taken, thus her lack of a smile!
Sunday, we were blessed with a visit from Jordan and Jimmy! They are so cute!
Jackson was with Jimmy's parents! Kayte had our complete and total attention! Jordan took Kayte for her first haircut this past week! I can't wait to see her with her new "do" in person!
This past week it was Avery's turn for her mother/daughter date.
There are times when I think things are getting better and they are, BUT things are still very, very hard! Avery requires constant reminder of her boundaries and she test me and anyone in authority on everything! She thinks if she puts on a pouty face she will be able to get her way! It is more than tiring!
When she doesn't get her way she immediately begins to act like she doesn't understand and begins speaking in Mandarin! She is very suspicious of her sisters and is often unkind to them when she is mad!
One day, it has to be better!
Until next time . . .