Have I mentioned that we get bored frequently here? Well, we also like throwing parties – so whats better than having a 4th of July Independence Day party where half the guests are not even from America! We threw a cookout and invited our German, African, Australian, and American friends to celebrate freedom everywhere. Our fireworks were rained-out, but that just gave us extra time to gather inside and sing all of our National Anthems, in the dark (that’s right, our electricity was out). It was definitely a memorable 4th.
Filed under Friends, Holiday
So I have these awesome new German neighbors. Why are they awesome, you may ask? Well, first of all, they listen to great music. Secondly, they have really great kids. Thirdly, they are super-chill. Despite their international status, they have made me feel the most at home here. They have me and Milli over for cookouts. They sit around fire pits and have interesting conversations. Their kids come-over to do things like bake cookies and color with me. Here are some images for a cookout they had before Christmas to celebrate the grandparents coming to visit.
Oh Bowling Green…you will always have a special place in my heart. And as Banjo Bill once sang, “Bowling Green, Bowling Green, Somebody’s gotta live in Bowling Green. Jesus lived in Galilee, so I guess it might as well be me. And here I walk the streets of Bowling Green.” He then goes on to say that “It is hard to break-up with Bowling Green.” I have done it once before and it was pretty darn hard. It is no different now.
There are just so many great people that I am leaving behind in Louisville. Brittany and Darren are two of the best.
In all the craziness that has been the last year of my life, I have had a group of people that have come around me and given me wise counsel, solid support, and much needed laughter. This group is a mishmash of different backgrounds, philosophies, and life stages. There is just something awesome about sharing your life with people that are so different than you. But what we do have in common is the most important thing. Community Group sure is beautiful.
Filed under Family, Friends
They work as a trio. Three distinct personalities, one specific mission: to have fun. You know that if Alison, Jackie, and Courtney show up, it is going to be a good time.
Who is Chris Bennett really? I am not sure that I know. I know things about Chris. He is a wonderful musician, an excellent cook, well read and learned. There is a deepness to him – one which I have only skimmed the surface. I like this about him. He holds your attention and keeps you guessing. What an interesting man.