The table was set for an important visitor that evening....
We were blessed to have Bishop Coyne and Monsignor Routhier over for dinner!!
Phil let me know on Monday that I would get to prepare dinner for the Bishop on a Friday in Lent :-)
On Saturday, (after a trip to Costco to purchase an emergency battery jump-starter for my peace of mind) we went to a kids carnival where we saw real live Zebu (for those Veggie Tale fans)...
and the kids got to ride on a camel!
Highlights from the Week:
This was the week of dinner guests! On Tuesday night we had a young couple come for dinner that Phil met through his work with the Diocese. It was delightful to have Simeon and Julia Lewis over for dinner. Simeon teaches for the local Catholic High School and Julia is a Catholic therapist who is also very involved in Rachael's Vineyard and presented on this topic for the priests in our diocese.
Our pastor Msgr. John McDermitt stopped by on Thursday to measure some windows in the rectory (which will become his home as soon as we move out). The kids were excited to show him their art work - they love Msgr. McDermitt and we will miss seeing him almost everyday when we move to Fairfax. He unfortunately didn't have time to stay for dinner but we sent him off with a dinner to go.
Finally, on Friday we welcomed the pastor of the Cathedral, Msgr. Routhier and our very own Bishop Coyne into our temporary home! Luckily, I only had a few days to worry about what to prepare for dinner since Phil let me know on Monday. In the end I served a Veggie Lasagna, salad and fresh bread and despite some anxiety, everything went well - it was a delightful evening and we feel truly blessed. (I did keep his reflection on humility in mind and resolved to be at peace whether things went well or not.)
Everything is going smoothly with the purchase of our home. Our closing date is still set for March 18th and we may even be able to close on the house a few days earlier if everything falls into place. We are eagerly counting down the days when we can unpack all the boxes again!
Our days continue to pass by quickly full of joy and challenges, always striving towards serving Christ with our whole hearts and greeting each person we meet with His love. Our prayers are with you, please continue to pray for us!