"Never trust anyone who has not brought a good book with them. . . " ~Lemony Snicket
Our dear friends James and Christen have come to see us! Within the first hour of catching up, we exchanged books we'd been saving for one another. I'd gotten Christen Valley of Vision, and James What Jesus Demands of the World by John Piper. They have spring birthdays, so it was a given I'd be pulling out literature for gifts. But Christen completely surprised me with a copy of The Journals of Jim Elliot autographed by Elisabeth Elliot! I'm building a collection here.
We took them out to Sweet Peas (which seems to be the place to go when we have visitors) for supper. Above is the picture Daniel took of Hannah and me in front of the BIG rooster painting. It's worth a trip to Sweet Peas just to see the huge painting (and to dine upon succulent mac and cheese!). The owner gave the kids Sweet Peas t-shirts and was so kind to them, I'm happy to put in a little plug here.
Tonight we're heading out for a big carb-filled dinner, because tomorrow James is running in the Derby Marathon, so it should be an exciting weekend!
I feel the same way about James and Christen's visit as I do a terrific book with a compelling storyline: I just never want it to end (but I know it will, and then I go back to real life).